Best known for her work on the American television variety show Hee Haw, Catherine Graves Baker was born in Edinburg, Texas. She graduated from Edinburg High School and the University of Texas at Austin with a major in radio and TV.
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.