26 January 2015

On This Day: Dukes of Hazzard premiers today

It was On This Day in 1979 when the Dukes of Hazzard premiered with their iconic 1969 Dodge Charger known as General Lee and the gorgeous Duke cousins. Luke and Bo Duke spent as much time getting out of trouble as they did helping people.  

Luke Duke was portrayed by Tom Wolpat. Since the show he has done some tv but he has also performed in several musicals and recorded his own country music as well. He was by far my favorite actor on the show. I was 10 when the show first aired, so by “favorite actor” I mean I thought he was to die for! My favorite character, looking back, would have to be Uncle Jessie.  

Uncle Jessie was played by Denver Pyle and his character epitomized the stereotype of a good ole back woods country boy. John Schneider portrayed the blond Bo Duke. He was easy on the eyes but not the brightest bulbs sometimes. He still acts and has been in some good shows and movies. He plays a wide range of characters too. Daisy Duke, best known for her short shorts and long legs, was played by Catherine Bach.  

The series ran through 8 February 1985. 
Photo: Wikipedia

On This Day is a prompt I started this month to further explore historical events.                

© Jeanne Ruczhak-Eckman, 2015
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