FORT MYERS - While the Duke boys kept viewers glued to the television set evading Boss Hogg all over Hazzard County, thousands swooned at every scene featuring Cousin Daisy. On Thursday, June 12, the Fort Myers Miracle welcome the original Daisy Duke from "The Dukes of Hazzard," Catherine Bach, to Hammond Stadium presented by National Deli and Beasley Broadcasting.
"The Dukes of Hazzard" was one of the most popular television shows in the late '70s and early '80s. The reason for its popularity was not only because of the Duke Boys and the General Lee but also because of Cousin Daisy and her Daisy Duke shorts.
In celebration of the 35th anniversary of the show, Bach, who played Daisy Duke for the entire run of the CBS series (1979-1985) will sign autographs for fans and pose for pictures while the Miracle take on the Charlotte Stone Crabs at 7:05 p.m. Gates to the ballpark open at 6 p.m.
During her time on "The Dukes of Hazzard," Bach was encouraged by a producer to pose as Daisy Duke for a poster. That poster went on tell sell five million copies. In addition, her legs were insured for $1 million. The memorable Daisy Duke look (jean shorts, T-shirt, high heels), was an idea of her own as the producers originally had a different look in mind for the character.
While best known for her work on "The Dukes of Hazzard," Bach has appeared in movies like "Thunderbolt & Lightfoot" and joined the cast of "The Young and the Restless" as Anita Lawson in 2012.
Bach also has her own clothing line available at www.catherinebach.com
For tickets, call the Miracle at (239) 768-4210 or order online at www.miraclebaseball.com.