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Catherine Bach

Catherine Bach, May 2007
Born Catherine Bachman
March 1, 1954 (1954-03-01) (age 55)
Monroe, Ohio, U.S.
Occupation Actress
Years active 1974–present
Spouse(s) David Shaw (m. 1976–1981) «start: (1976)–end+1: (1982)»"Marriage: David Shaw to Catherine Bach" Location: (linkback:
Peter Lopez (m. 1990–present) «start: (1990)»"Marriage: Peter Lopez to Catherine Bach" Location: (linkback: 2 children
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Catherine Bach (born Catherine Bachman; March 1, 1954) is an American actress. She is known for playing Daisy Duke in the television series The Dukes of Hazzard and Margo Dutton in African Skies.[1]



Bach's first screen appearance was in the Burt Lancaster murder mystery, The Midnight Man, shot in Upstate South Carolina in 1973, in which she played the murdered coed, Natalie Claiburn. It was released in June 1974.

Her next role was Melody in the 1974 film Thunderbolt and Lightfoot.

Personal life

Bach was born in Warren, Ohio, the daughter of Norma Kucera, an acupuncturist, and Bernard Bachman, a rancher.[2] Her maternal grandparents were Mexican and her father was of German ancestry.[3][4] She spent part of her teen years in South Dakota, where she visited her grandparents in Faith, South Dakota, and graduated from high school in Rapid City, South Dakota.

She married David Shaw in 1976, but the couple divorced in 1981. Bach married Peter Lopez in August 1990. They have two children, Sophia and Laura.


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