Cathy Baker (actress)
Catherine Graves Baker
January 21, 1947
|Other names||"Miss Hee Haw"|
|Known for||Hee Haw emcee|
Life and career
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. 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. Originally slated to be a regular weekly member, Baker became the show’s emcee. She became one of the show’s longest cast members; being titled: “Miss Hee Haw”. Baker ended each show with her signature sign-off: “That’s All!”. During full cast sing-a-longs, Baker was sometimes paired with the show's mascot, Beauregard: a lovable, long-eared bloodhound.
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