Cathy Baker (actress)

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Cathy Baker
Born
Catherine Graves Baker

(1947-01-21) January 21, 1947 (age 73)
Edinburg, Texas
Other names"Miss Hee Haw"
OccupationActress, painter
Years active1969-1988
Known forHee Haw emcee

Cathy Baker (born January 21, 1947)[1] is an American actress, best known for her work on the American television variety show Hee Haw.

Life and career[edit]

Catherine Graves Baker was born in Edinburg, Texas.[1] She graduated from Edinburg High School; and the University of Texas with a major in radio and TV.[2]

She was cast to be on Hee Haw in 1969 while working as a painter at the WLAC-TV studios where the show was being filmed in Nashville.[3][2] Unlike most of the women (aptly named the ‘’Hee Haw Honeys’’) who dressed in sexy and provocative outfits on-screen, Baker donned either tom boy overalls or a plain unassuming dress.[citation needed] Originally slated to be a regular weekly member, Baker became the show’s emcee. She became one of the show’s longest cast members;[3] being titled: “Miss Hee Haw”. Baker ended each show with her signature sign-off: “That’s All!”.[4][5] During full cast sing-a-longs, Baker was sometimes paired with the show's mascot, Beauregard: a lovable, long-eared bloodhound.[6]

In 1970, she appeared in the television movie Swing Out, Sweet Land; and in 1975, she appeared in the film W.W. and the Dixie Dancekings.

Baker lives in Orange, Virginia with her husband, who is a lawyer. They have two sons.[1]

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