Dukes of Hazzard’ Star Catherine Bach Talks Sharing Spotlight With Co-Stars

by Quentin Blount
Photo by Paul Archuleta/Getty Images

You’d best believe that Dukes of Hazzard actress Catherine Bach loved the time she spent on the set of the popular television show.

There’s no question about it — Catherine Bach is best known for playing Daisy Duke on the TV series The Dukes of Hazzard. The hit show aired for seven seasons on CBS from 1979 until 1985. In addition to her role as Daisy, Bach is also known for playing Margo Dutton in the Canadian adventure drama African Skies. More recently, in 2012, Bach joined the cast of the CBS soap opera The Young and the Restless as Anita Lawson.

As you can tell, Catherine Bach has had a successful career as an actress. But it all started thanks to her time on Dukes of Hazzard. She could probably star in a hundred different shows from now on, and she’d still be remembered for playing Daisy Duke. That’s just how iconic her character and the show in general really were.

So, what led to the making of such an amazing TV show? Well, one thing that played a key part was the family atmosphere that the cast and crew shared on set. Catherine Bach explained as much in a 2013 interview. Check it out down below:

“Everybody was a star on our show,” Bach said. “Everybody was recognized for what they did, and everybody did their very best job. We all sort of started in the business together.”

‘Dukes of Hazzard’ Star Gushes Over Fellow Cast, Crew

If you know anything about The Dukes of Hazzard, then you know that John Schneider and Tom Wopat were the perfect fits to play Bo and Luke Duke, respectively. But according to Catherine Bach, not only were the actors and actresses great, so too were the members of the crew.

“We had the most wonderful cameramen, the mos wonderful cinematographers, and the most wonderful stunt group,” she said. “Everybody would come by our set to see what was going on next, what they were going to do. Because of the quality of people that were hired.”

She gives credit to everyone who helped mold the young actors into bonafide stars.

“These men were so incredible and so generous with their talent and helping us all. Tom has his master’s in music. I went to school for a million years at UCLA, drama classes, and had been in a lot of plays. John had done an incredible amount of work for a youngster as well. These men took us to another level and watched over us. All the cast of Dukes of Hazzard were just incredible in their parts. And we all gave each other a lot of respect for that.”