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Barbara Lynn Klein net worth:
$20 Million

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Barbi Benton Net Worth, Biography, Wiki 2017-2016

Barbara Lynn Klein was born on 28 January 1950, in New York City, USA into a Jewish family, and is a singer, actress, and model, best known for being a part of “Playboy” and “Playboy After Dark”. She has also played parts in several television shows such as “Fantasy Island” and “Sugar Time!” All of her endeavors have helped put her net worth to where it is today.

How rich is Barbi Benton? As of mid-2016, sources inform us of a net worth that is at $20 million, mostly earned through modelling and acting. She has also had a successful music career, releasing numerous country singles. She’s been featured in various Playboy Magazine issues, and all of these activities have ensured the position of her wealth.

Barbi Benton Net Worth $20 million

Benton moved to California with her family when she was very young, and attended Rio American High School in Sacramento to the age of 16, when she decided to pursue modelling. She attended UCLA and then became part of Playboy when she was 18 years old. She was part of the “Playboy After Dark” entertainment show as the co-host with Hugh Hefner. Hefner would then ask her on a date and the two would have a relationship that would last for several years. Hefner also suggested that she change her name from Barbara Klein to Barbi Benton.

She appeared on the cover of Playboy Magazine four times from 1969 to 1985, and also had nude photo layouts for two shoots in December 1973 and January 1975. Interestingly, despite her numerous features she was never made a Playmate of the Month. She became a part of the show “Hee Haw” and then started to pursue acting. She was a regular on “Hee Haw” mostly appearing in comic sketches, which helped her net worth.

She also started her career as a country singer, but after four years decided to go for more Hollywood level roles. After appearing in a few B movies, she became part of popular television shows including “The Love Boat” and “Fantasy Island”. She was also cast in “Sugar Time!” and “Hospital Massacre”, and other projects she’s been a part of include “Hugh Hefner: Once Upon a Time” and “Deathstalker”. Aside from that, Benton was also responsible for finding the location of the Playboy Mansion where she lived during her relationship with Hefner.
For her music career, she released the song “Brass Buckles” in 1975, which reached fifth spot of the Billboard’s country singles chart.

Prior to focusing on a music career, it is known that she released a few songs for Playboy Records. She recorded a total of eight albums, and personally produced her last album. She plays the piano, and also composed most of her songs. Barbi has recently focused her efforts on interior decorating.

For her personal life, it is known that Barbi dated Hugh Hefner from 1968 to 1976 and even after the relationship ended, the two remained close friends. She married George Gradow in 1979 and they have two children. They spend a lot of time either in Los Angeles or Aspen. Aside from that, Gradow was sentenced to 15 months in prison during 2006 found guilty of tax fraud.


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Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Love Boat 1978-1987 TV Series Kiki Atwood, Spoiled Rich Girl / Barbi Benton / Cathy Somms / ...
Riptide 1986 TV Series Gina Potter
Murder, She Wrote 1986 TV Series Nurse Sue Beth
The New Mike Hammer 1984 TV Series Susan Lancaster
Fox Mystery Theater 1984 TV Series Caroline Trent
Deathstalker 1983 Codille
Matt Houston 1983 TV Series Ava
Fantasy Island 1978-1982 TV Series Courtney / Miss Winslow / Joan Michaels / ...
X-Ray 1981 Susan Jeremy
The Misadventures of Sheriff Lobo 1981 TV Series Kitty Rhinestone
CHiPs 1981 TV Series Sal
Charlie's Angels 1980 TV Series Toni Green
For the Love of It 1980 TV Movie Anita
When the Whistle Blows 1980 TV Series Dixie Lee Griffin
Vega$ 1979 TV Series Holly
Flying High 1979 TV Series Joan
Sugar Time! 1977-1978 TV Series Maxx Douglas
McCloud 1975 TV Series Shannon Forbes
The Third Girl from the Left 1973 TV Movie Melanie
The Great American Beauty Contest 1973 TV Movie Miss Iowa
Marcus Welby, M.D. 1972 TV Series Liz
Mir hat es immer Spaß gemacht 1970 Lynn Keefe (as Barbara Benton)

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Misadventures of Sheriff Lobo 1981 TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Sonny and Cher Show 1977 TV Series performer - 1 episode
McCloud 1975 TV Series performer - 1 episode

Composer

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Schulmädchen '84 1984

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Q N' A with Mikki and Shay 2014 TV Series Herself
America's Book of Secrets 2012 TV Series Herself
The Girls Next Door 2005-2009 TV Series Herself - Hef's Former Girlfriend / Herself - Hef's Ex-Girlfriend
The 5th Annual TV Land Awards 2007 TV Special Herself - Winner ("Entertainers Award")
E! True Hollywood Story 2006 TV Series documentary Herself
Playboy: Celebrity Centerfolds 2006 TV Movie documentary Herself
When Playboy Ruled the World 2004 TV Movie documentary Herself
Playboy's 50th Anniversary Celebration 2003 TV Movie documentary Herself
Playboy: Inside the Playboy Mansion 2002 TV Movie documentary Herself
VH-1 Where Are They Now? 2000 TV Series documentary Herself
Hugh Hefner: American Playboy Revisited 1998 TV Movie documentary Herself
Hugh Hefner: Once Upon a Time 1992 Documentary Herself
The Starlight Annual Foundation Benefit 1986 TV Movie Herself
The Annual Friars Club Tribute Presents a Salute to Gene Kelly 1985 TV Movie Herself
The Stars Salute the U.S. Olympic Team 1984 TV Movie Herself - Performer
Pete's Place 1983 TV Series Herself (1983)
Lou Rawls Parade of Stars 1983 TV Series Herself
Match Game/Hollywood Squares Hour 1983 TV Series Herself
Hee Haw 1972-1983 TV Series Herself / Herself - Featured Singer
Circus of the Stars #7 1982 TV Special documentary Herself - Trapeze Artist
Magic with the Stars 1982 TV Movie Herself
The Alan Thicke Show 1980-1981 TV Series Herself
The 8th Annual American Music Awards 1981 TV Special Herself
Circus of the Stars #5 1980 TV Special documentary Herself
Men Who Rate a 10 1980 TV Special Herself
Horas doradas 1980 TV Series Herself
The Hollywood Squares 1978-1980 TV Series Guest Appearance
The Mike Douglas Show 1975-1980 TV Series Herself - Singer / Actress / Herself - Ex-Playboy Bunny
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson 1974-1980 TV Series Herself / Herself - Guest
Circus of the Stars #4 1979 TV Special documentary Herself - Performer
Sha Na Na 1979 TV Series Herself
Barbi Doll for Christmas 1978 TV Movie Herself - Host / Performer
America 2-Night 1978 TV Series Herself
Murder at the Mardi Gras 1978 TV Movie Herself
The 5th Annual American Music Awards 1978 TV Special Herself
The Sonny and Cher Show 1977 TV Series Herself / Various Characters
Dinah! 1976 TV Series Herself
The Norman Gunston Show 1975 TV Series Herself
New American Bandstand 1965 1975 TV Series Herself
Nashville on the Road 1975 TV Series Herself
The David Frost Show 1970 TV Series Herself
Treffpunkt Airport 1969 TV Series documentary Herself
Playboy After Dark 1969 TV Series Herself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Hugh Hefner: Playboy, Activist and Rebel 2009 Documentary Herself (uncredited)
The Girls Next Door 2005-2006 TV Series Herself
The Hee Haw Collection, Vol. 5 2006 Video Herself
Barbarian 2003 Video uncredited
Playboy: The Party Continues 2000 TV Movie documentary Herself

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2007 Entertainer's Award TV Land Awards Hee Haw (1969) · Roy Clark
· Marianne Gordon
· Jim Hager
· Jon Hager
· Gunilla Hutton
· Misty Rowe
· Linda Thompson
· Sam Lovullo (producer)


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#Fact
1 Has became an Interior Decorator [2002]
2 Barbi recorded and released four albums for Playboy Records in the 1970's.
3 Her husband, George Gradow, is a real estate developer.
4 Her father was a military doctor and later physician.
5 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.
6 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.
7 Is portrayed by Rebecca Herbst in Hefner: Unauthorized (1999)
8 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
9 She recorded country and pop albums.
10 Has a son Alexander Benton Gradow (b. August 23, 1986) and a daughter, Ariana Gradow (b. 1988), with husband George Gradow.
11 Father is a doctor in Carmichael, California.
12 At least two spreads in Playboy.
13 (1969-1976) Lived with Hugh M. Hefner

#Quote
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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