DAISY DUKE Biography - Fictional, Iconical & Mythological characters


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Name: Daisy Mae Duke                                                                   
Daisy Mae Duke is a fictional character, played by Catherine Bach, from the           
American television series The Dukes of Hazzard. She was the cousin of Bo and         
Luke, the main protagonists of the show, who were themselves cousins to each           
In the 1997 Reunion movie, Daisy says her mother died when she was born.               
Daisy would frequently become involved in the Dukes' car chases, using one of         
her many cars. Daisy also worked as a server at the Boar's Nest, the local bar         
owned by Boss Hogg.                                                                   
Despite her appearance as a naive (and provocatively dressed) Southern belle,         
Daisy was a very outgoing person who could more than hold her own when the chips       
were down. For instance, during one adventure with a stolen armored personnel         
carrier, Daisy is able to accurately fire its main gun while the vehicle is           
motion with barely any instruction from her veteran cousin and Uncle Jesse             
cheerfully decorates her as "Sharpshooter of the Week" for the feat. In addition       
to fending off intoxicated would-be suitors at The Boar's Nest, she frequently         
found herself caught up in the ongoing war between Boss Hogg and her family, the       
Duke clan. Her job at Boss's restaurant gave her the opportunity to eavesdrop on       
private conversations between Boss and his stooges (usually Sheriff Rosco P.           
Coltrane), often discovering important information that she could pass on to           
Uncle Jesse and the Duke boys. Her continued employment at the Boars' Nest in         
spite of her obvious loyalty to her family was seen on the TV show as both a           
sign of her status and popularity in Hazzard County, and a corresponding lack of       
intelligence on Boss Hogg's part.                                                     
Her first car was a yellow 1974 Plymouth Road Runner with a black stripe along         
the sides and over the roof. Although the car was intended to be a Plymouth Road       
Runner, later episodes used a 1971 [Plymouth Satellite] with a matching "Road         
Runner" stripe painted behind the rear window. The car met its demise when the         
brakes failed while Bo and Luke were driving it in the second season episode "The     
Runaway", sending it over a cliff. (Due to the episodes being broadcast in a           
different order to that of which they were filmed, the Plymouth made several           
returns after it was supposedly destroyed.) After losing that car, she received       
her trademark white 1980 Jeep CJ-7 "Golden Eagle" named The Dixie which had a         
Golden Eagle emblem on the hood and the name "Dixie" on the hood sides. As with       
other vehicles in the show, there were different versions of the Jeep shown in         
various episodes. Sometimes the Jeep would have a different paint scheme with         
the "Dixie" name on the hood instead of the doors, and it would alternate             
between automatic and manual transmissions.                                           
Daisy never found a long-lasting beau of her own over the course of the series.       
In the reunion movie, she is said to have left Hazzard to get married, but was         
subsequently divorced. After her marriage ended, she was pursuing a graduate           
degree at Duke University, and upon her return to Hazzard agreed to marry Enos         
Strate, who long had a crush on her, but backed out at the last minute for fear       
of another debacle like her first marriage.                                           
Daisy Duke was both the main female protagonist and the sex symbol on The Dukes       
of Hazzard. She frequently wore revealing clothing such as bikinis and crop tops.     
She appeared numerous times wearing cut off jean shorts, Daisy Dukes, a name           
that later became accepted vernacular for a type of women's cut-off shorts.           
The network censors believed that Daisy's famous cut-off shorts alone would be         
too revealing. The shorts were so short, that the only way the producers could         
get them on air was for Catherine Bach to wear flesh tone tights with them, to         
ensure that the shorts didn't reveal more of her than intended. In spite of that,     
the official Daisy Duke poster reportedly outsold those featuring the era's           
other sex symbols, Farrah Fawcett and Raquel Welch.