Carole Smith

Carole Smith



Carole Smith is an American actress best known for her roles in the TV series “The Waltons” and “The Dukes of Hazzard.” She was born on August 5, 1945 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

Smith’s career began in the mid-1960s when she appeared in uncredited roles in films such as “The Greatest Story Ever Told” and “Hud.” She then moved to television, appearing in shows such as “Gunsmoke,” “The F.B.I.,” and “The Virginian.” Smith’s biggest break came in 1971 when she was cast as Mary Ellen Walton in the hit series “The Waltons.” She appeared in the role for six years and earned an Emmy nomination for her performance.

After “The Waltons” ended in 1977, Smith appeared in the sitcom “The Dukes of Hazzard” as Daisy Duke. She remained with the show for three seasons and earned a Golden Globe nomination for Best Supporting Actress. Following her departure from the show, Smith appeared in a number of films, including “She’s Having a Baby,” “The Supernaturals,” and “The Silence of the Lambs.”

In the early 2000s, Smith returned to television, appearing in guest roles on shows such as “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation,” “JAG,” and “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.” She also appeared in a number of made-for-TV movies including “The Christmas Card” and “The Christmas Choir.”

In addition to her acting career, Smith is an accomplished musician. She has released a number of albums, including “Carole Smith Sings the Blues” (2005) and “A Touch of Jazz” (2007). She has also written and recorded several songs, including “Mountain High” and “Love Has Come Again.”

Carole Smith has had a successful career as an actress and musician. She is best remembered for her roles in “The Waltons” and “The Dukes of Hazzard” and continues to appear in television and film. Smith’s music career has also been successful, earning her a number of awards

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