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Catherine Bach Biography

Birth Name:
Catherine Bachman
Birth Place:
Warren, Ohio, United States
Profession
Actor

Fast Facts

  • Is of German and Mexican descent
  • Relocated to California in 1970 and studied acting with coaches Milton Katselas and Anna Strasberg
  • Worked at a Woolworth's department store until she landed acting jobs
  • Designed her own wardrobe for the character of Daisy Duke on the series The Dukes of Hazzard—her now-signature cut-off denim shorts—reportedly because she disliked her original costume, a poodle skirt and frilly blouse
  • While on the series The Dukes of Hazzard, her legs were insured for $1 million
  • Became a spokesperson for the World Wildlife Fund and testified before Congress on behalf of the Rhinoceros and Tiger Conservation Act of 1994
  • Along with husband Peter Lopez, founded the organization C
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  • for Kids in 1998; it offers free medical services, via mobile clinics, to children and their families residing in low-income areas of Los Angeles County

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