Barbi Benton is a popular American actress who was born as Barbara Lynn Klein. She was born on January 28, 1950 in New York City. She grew up in Sacramento, California.
Barbi Benton still alive?
Yes Barbi Benton is still Alive.
Barbi Benton educational background
Barbi’s elementary school is still under the veil but according to research, she attended Rio Americano High School where she undergoes all kinds of lessons- from scuba diving to piano and even did some tearoom modeling while still in school. After completing high school with good grades, she enrolled in UCLA where she studied a course in veterinary.
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Barbi sighed up with a commercial agency to be “The New Face in Town” whilst in college. She began to appear in television commercial while in college. She played a role in Playboy after Dark at the age of 18. She also appeared as the co-host and assistant to the show’s director of the Hugh Hefner entertainment.
Soon, she started a relationship with Hefner and discovered the Playboy Mansion West where Hefner still resides. She was then starred in numerous photo shots for the Playboy magazine over the years but never became a playmate of the Month.
In July 1969, Barbi made her first appearance on the cover of the Playboy magazine. It was then followed by three other more cover shoots in March 1970, May 1972 and December 1985 respectively. In December 1973 and January 1975, she did two additional nude photo shoots.
Varbi made her screen debut in the 1979 West German comedy film Mir hat es immer SpaB gemacht. She changed her name to Barbara Benton as the producer wants more American-sounding names. In 1972, she appeared in the television series Hee Haw. She then decided to drop out of the show in 1976 to focus on Hollywood production.
She again appeared as Miss Lowa on the satirical comedy drama TV film Tge Great American Beauty Contest in 1973 and also appeared in The Third Girl from the Left that same year.
Some of the TV shows she surfaced in are Marcus Welty, M.D, McCloud, The Hollywood Squares and had a role in the 1980 TV movie For the Love of It. She also showed up on talk shows including The Tonight Show, Sugar Time, Fantasy Island and The Love Boat.
Barbi debuted as a country singer in 1975 with the album Barbi Doll which peaked at 17 on the US Country charts. She also released three more country albums from Playboy Records. The albums are, Ain’t That Just the Way, Something New and Barbi Benton. Her pop album Kinetic Voyagewas released in 1988.
She also act as the guest panelist for Hollywood Squres and Hybrid Show. She also appeared in the TV series The Gorls Next Door from 2005 to 2009.
Barbi is best known for her close involvement with the Playboy Enterprise and for appearing on Playboy covers and spreads multiple times.
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She was well remembered for being a regular actress on the comedy series Hee Haw for four seasons.
Barbi dated Hugh Hefner for seven years before they parted ways in 1976. She then got married to a real estate developer George Gradowvon October 14, 2979. The union was blessed with a son named Alexander Gradow. She splits her time between their homes in Aspen and Los Angeles and has since been working as an interior decorator since 2002.
Barbi who was an actress and a television personality noted to be a former girlfriend of Hugh Hefner was able to accumulate over $20 million net worth.