Catherine Bach

Catherine Bach

Highest Rated: 89% Thunderbolt and Lightfoot (1974)

Lowest Rated: 13% Cannonball Run II (1984)

Birthday: Mar 1, 1954

Birthplace: Warren, Ohio, USA

American actress Catherine Bach was born in Ohio, but spent most of her high school years in South Dakota with her father. As soon as she finished high school, Catherine flew to California to pursue the acting career she'd been dreaming about since seeing her actor uncle, Tony Verdugo, in a stage production. Supporting herself with various day jobs, Catherine took dancing lessons, made the audition rounds, and eventually attained a few TV bits and movie roles. Thunderbolt and Lightfoot (1973) was her most widely seen film role, principally because of what she didn't wear in it; but her best role was an all-too-brief appearance in The Midnight Man (1974), as Natalie Clayborne, the troubled college coed at the center of a mystery involving blackmail and murder.In 1978 Bach was cast along with John Schneider and Tom Wopat as the "Dukes of Hazzard" in the weekly CBS TV series of the same name. The series was a comedy adventure about a hillbilly family, their souped-up automobile (The General Lee), and their corrupt antagonist, Boss Hogg. As Daisy Duke, Catherine spent most of her time in T-shirts and cutoffs, and thus the actress became a favorite of the young-college-boy set. Within a few months of Dukes of Hazzard's debut, the Catherine Bach poster was outselling the Farrah Fawcett and Suzanne Somers posters in quite a few cities. Catherine stayed with Dukes until its cancellation in 1985, even weathering the "siege of 1981," when her costars Schneider and Wopat left over contract differences and were briefly replaced by two lookalike actors. Like many 1970s TV stars, Catherine Bach found the movie offers, poster contracts, personal appearances and talk-show gigs slowly evaporating as her series faded from the public's memory. Though she did appear from time to time in various productions including Cannonball Run II, Criminal Act, Rage and Honor, she returned to her signature role of Daisy Duke for a handful of reunion shows. In 2006 she appeared on an episode of the USA detective series Monk.

Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet My Best Friend Pearl 2017
No Score Yet The Breakup Girl Ellen 2015
No Score Yet Chapman Water Birth Mother 2014
18% You Again Daisy $25.7M 2010
No Score Yet Crazed Actor 2005
No Score Yet The Dukes of Hazzard: Hazzard in Hollywood Actor 2000
No Score Yet Tunnels Pam Weiss 1998
No Score Yet Dukes of Hazzard: Reunion! Daisy Duke 1997
No Score Yet The Nutty Nut Actor 1995
No Score Yet Rage and Honor Capt. Murdock 1992
No Score Yet Masters of Menace Kitty Wheeler 1990
No Score Yet Street Justice Tamarra 1990
No Score Yet Driving Force Harry 1988
No Score Yet Criminal Act Pam Weiss 1988
13% Cannonball Run II Marcie 1984
No Score Yet Crazed Actor 1978
63% Hustle Peggy Summers 1975
No Score Yet Strange New World Actor 1975
89% Thunderbolt and Lightfoot Melody 1974
No Score Yet The Midnight Man Natalie 1974


No Score Yet Worst Cooks in America
Reality cast member 2020
No Score Yet Hawaii Five-0
Amy Harlan 2015
No Score Yet The Graham Norton Show
Guest 2007
90% Monk
Sara Jo 2006
No Score Yet Dukes of Hazzard
Dixie Duke Daisy Duke 1985
No Score Yet The Dukes of Hazzard
Daisy Duke 1985


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