Barbi Benton


She was highlighted on the Playboy include various times and in nude picture layouts in the March 1970, December 1973, and January 1975 problems.

Benton is regarded for her years as a typical on the state audio sequence Hee Haw, appearing in comedian skits with other cast customers. She still left the system immediately after four seasons to focus on a far more Hollywood-oriented vocation. She also starred in the small-lived ABC-Tv set comedy sequence Sugar Time! about an aspiring female rock team in 1977.

Benton was also a recording artist with some success. Her 1975 record, “Brass Buckles,” was a major five hit on Billboard’s state singles chart. Benton has recorded 8 albums, the past of which she individually generated in 1979. She also composed the tunes, sang them and performed piano. A single of her improved regarded tunes was “Ain’t That Just the Way” in 1976, which was also a main hit for Lutricia McNeal in 1996, and was recorded by the Dutch singer Patricia Paay beneath the title Bad Jeremy in 1977.


Benton married George Gradow, a effective authentic estate developer on Oct fourteen, 1979. The pair have two small children, Alexander Benton Gradow (born August 23, 1986) and a daughter, Ariana (born 1988). For several years, they split their time among their households in Aspen, Colorado and Los Angeles. On April 28, 2006, Gradow was sentenced to fifteen months in jail immediately after pleading guilty to tax fraud and altering economical files in a bid to mislead the Interior Profits Support (IRS).





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Barbi Doll



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Anything New



Ain’t That Just the Way


Kinetic Voyage





Chart Positions


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“Brass Buckles”



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“Movie Journal, Stars in Her Eyes”


“Roll You Like a Wheel” (with Mickey Gilley)



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“The Reverend Bob”


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Naughty Cheerleader, 1972

For The Adore Of It, 1980

Clinic Massacre, 1981

Deathstalker, 1983

Schulmdchen 1984

Television appearances

L’Uomo del colpo perfetto (Movie, 1968), as lady in bed.

The Sonny & Cher Exhibit (Tv set), as herself.

Playboy Right after Darkish (Tv set, 1968), as herself.

Hee Haw (Tv set, 1969), as herself.

Marcus Welby, M.D. (Tv set, 1972), taking part in Liz in episode: “We are going to Wander Out of In this article Alongside one another” (episode # four.3).

The Midnight Exclusive (Tv set, 1973), as herself.

The Great American Magnificence Contest (Tv set, 1973) as Miss out on Iowa.

The Third Girl from the Remaining (Tv set, 1973), taking part in Melanie.

The American Bandstand (Tv set, 1975), visitor artist.

McCloud (Tv set, 1975), taking part in Shannon Forbes in episode “Park Avenue Pirates”.

Nashville on the street (Tv set, 1975), artist.

Sugar Time! (Tv set, 1977), taking part in Maxx Douglas.

Murder at the Mardi Gras (Tv set, 1978) as herself.

Fantasy Island (Tv set, 1978) taking part in Shirley Russell in episode “Poof, you happen to be a movie star” (episode # one.12).

The Adore Boat (Tv set, 1978) taking part in Brigitte in episodes “Computerman”, “Parlez-Vous” and “Memories of you”.

The Adore Boat (Tv set, 1978) taking part in Kiki Atwood in episode “Marooned, portion one and 2” (episodes # 2.26/27).

The Adore Boat (Tv set, 1979) taking part in Lucy in episodes “Not now, I am dying”, “Eleanor’s return” and “Way too youthful to adore”.

The usa 2Night (Tv set, 1978), as herself, obtaining the UBS Liftetime Achievement Award.

The Hollywood Squares (Tv set, 1978) taking part in Visitor Panelist.

Fantasy Island (Tv set, 1978), taking part in Dee Dee Verona in episodes “The Appointment” and “Mr. Tattoo”.

Fantasy Island (Tv set, 1979), taking part in Bunny Kelly in episodes “Little one” and “Marathon: Fight of the sexes”.

Vega$ (Tv set, 1979), taking part in Holly in episode “Structure For Loss of life” (episode # 2.5).

The Tonight Exhibit Starring Johnny Carson (Tv set, 1980), visitor.

Doug Henning’s Planet of Magic V (Tv set 1980), as herself, acting as an assistant in the “sawing a girl in 50 %” illusion.

Fantasy Island (Tv set, 1980), taking part in Erica Clark in episodes Playgirl and Smith’s Valhalla.

Fantasy Island (Tv set, 1980), taking part in Molly Delahanti in episodes “The adore medical professional”, “Pleasure palace” and “Possessed”.

Charlie’s Angels (Tv set, 1980), taking part in Toni Environmentally friendly in episode “Island Angels” (episode # 5.5).

For the adore of it (Movie, 1980), taking part in Anita Carney.

Lobo (Tv set, 1981) taking part in state singer Kitty Rhinestone in episode “The Cowboy Link”.

CHiPs (Tv set, 1981) taking part in Sal in episode “Ponch’s Angels, portion one and 2” (episodes # four.fourteen/fifteen).

The Match Recreation/Hollywood Squares Hour (Tv set, 1983) taking part in Visitor Panelist.

Fantasy Island (Tv set, 1982), taking part in Courtney/Miss out on Winslow in episodes “Property of dolls” and “Wuthering heights”.

Circus of the Stars (Tv set, 1982, 1980, 1979), performer.

Fantasy Island (Tv set, 1981), episodes “The Satan and Mr. Roarke”, “Ziegfeld Girls”, and “Child Corey Rides Yet again”.

The Adore Boat (Tv set, 1981), taking part in Cathy Somms in episodes “The Nudist from Sunshine Gardens”, “Eye of the beholder” and “Bugged”.

Fantasy Island (Tv set, 1981), taking part in Marsha Garnett/Carla Baines in episodes “The man from yesterday” and “World’s most attractive girl”.

Matt Houston (Tv set, 1983) taking part in Ava Randolph in episode “Purrfect Crime” (episode # one.thirteen).

Mickey Spillane’s Mike Hammer (Tv set, 1984) taking part in Susan Lancaster in episode “Catfight” (episode # 2.four).

And the Wall Arrived Tumbling Down (Tv set, 1984) taking part in Caroline Trent.

Risk-free at home (Tv set, ca 1985) taking part in Connie Simpson in episode Aged flame.

Murder, She Wrote (Tv set, 1986) taking part in Sue Beth in episode “Murder in the Electrical Cathedral” (episode # 2.16).

Riptide (Tv set, 1986), taking part in Gina Potter in episode “Participating in Hardball” (episode # 3.17).

Barbi Benton Presents: Ideal Buns On The Seashore (Tv set, ca 1990), intro-host.

Barbi Benton Presents: Stripper of the Yr (Tv set, ca 1990), intro-host.

Hugh Hefner: The moment upon a time (Tv set, 1992), as herself.

Playboy: The party carries on (Tv set, 2000), as herself.

Leisure Tonight (Tv set, 2002), as herself.

Playboy’s 50th Anniversary (Tv set, 2003), as herself.

The Girls Next Doorway (Tv set, 2005), as herself in “Fight Night time” (episode # one.5).

The Girls Next Doorway (Tv set, 2007), as herself in “Guess Who’s Coming to Luncheon?” (episode # 3.fourteen).

The Girls Next Doorway (Tv set, 2008), as herself in “Kickin’ Aspen”

The Girls Next Doorway (Tv set, 2009), as herself in “The Wheel Planet”

Theater appearances

I adore my daily life (1982). The semi-autobiographical participate in was held January 1982 at the La Mirada Civic Theatre in California.[citation necessary]. It closed immediately after a handful of performances.


^ a b “Individuals magazine”.,,20076195,00.html. Retrieved 2008-10-12. 

^ Aspen developer gets fifteen months James Paton, April 28, 2006, Rocky Mountain News

External links

Barbi Benton at the Internet Movie Databases

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