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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 28 January 1950New York City, New York, USA
Birth NameBarbara Lynn Klein
Height 5' 3" (1.6 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Barbi Benton was born on January 28, 1950 in New York City, New York, USA as Barbara Lynn Klein. She is an actress, known for Hee Haw (1969), Hugh Hefner: Once Upon a Time (1992) and Deathstalker (1983). She has been married to George Gradow since October 14, 1979. They have two children.

Spouse (1)

George Gradow (14 October 1979 - present) (2 children)

Trivia (13)

(1969-1976) Lived with Hugh M. Hefner
At least two spreads in Playboy.
Father is a doctor in Carmichael, California.
Has a son Alexander Benton Gradow (b. August 23, 1986) and a daughter, Ariana Gradow (b. 1988), with husband George Gradow.
She recorded country and pop albums.
Despite her love liaison with Playboy Magazine's Hugh M. Hefner, Benton never was a Playmate of the Month, though she did appear on some covers and in various pictorials
Is portrayed by Rebecca Herbst in Hefner: Unauthorized (1999)
Moved to Los Angeles when she was 16 and found some jobs modeling. Barbi met and started a relationship with Hugh M. Hefner in 1968, when she was only 18 years old. Hef was 42.
Her first TV appearances were on the syndicated show, Playboy After Dark (1969), where she functioned as beau Hugh M. Hefner's co-host/sidekick.
Her father was a military doctor and later physician.
Her husband, George Gradow, is a real estate developer.
Barbi recorded and released four albums for Playboy Records in the 1970's.
Has became an Interior Decorator

Personal Quotes (1)

I believe that mink are raised for being turned into fur coats and if we didn't wear fur coats those little animals would never have been born. So is it better not to have been born or to have lived for a year or two to have been turned into a fur coat? I don't know.

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