Robert William Barker is a retired American television game show host. He is known for hosting CBS's The Price Is Right from 1972 to 2007, making it the longest-running daytime game show in North American television history, he is known for hosting Truth or Consequences from 1956 to 1974. Born in Darrington, Washington, to modest circumstances, Barker enlisted in the United States Navy during World War II, he worked part-time in radio. In 1950, he moved to California, he was given his own radio The Bob Barker Show, which ran for the next six years. Barker began his game show career in 1956, hosting Consequences. From there, he hosted various game shows, as well as the Miss Universe and Miss USA pageants from 1967 to 1987, giving him the distinction of being the longest-serving host of these pageants, he began hosting The Price Is Right in 1972. When his wife Dorothy Jo died, he became an advocate for animal rights and of animal-rights activism, supporting groups such as the United Activists for Animal Rights and the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society.
In 2007, he retired from hosting The Price Is Right after celebrating his 50-year career on television. Barker was born on December 12, 1923, in Darrington and spent most of his youth on the Rosebud Indian Reservation in Mission, South Dakota; the U. S. Indian Census Rolls, 1885–1940, list Barker as an official member of the Sioux tribe, his mother, Matilda Valandra, was a school teacher. Barker is 1/8 Sioux. While in Washington, his father fell from a tower and sustained an injury which resulted in his death in 1930. Barker has Kent Valandra, from Matilda's subsequent remarriage. In 1931, the family moved to Springfield, where Barker graduated from Central High School in 1941. Barker attended Drury College in Springfield, on a basketball scholarship, he was a member of the Epsilon Beta Chapter of Sigma Nu fraternity at Drury. On the outbreak of World War II, Barker served in the United States Navy as a fighter pilot. However, the war ended. After the war, he returned to Drury to finish his education, graduating summa cum laude with a degree in economics.
While attending college in Drury, Barker worked his first "media job", at KTTS-FM Radio, in Springfield. He and his wife left Springfield and moved to Lake Worth, he was news editor and announcer at nearby WWPG 1340 AM in Palm Beach. In 1950, Barker moved to California, he was given his own radio The Bob Barker Show, which ran for the next six years from Burbank. He was hosting an audience-participation radio show on KNX in Los Angeles when game show producer Ralph Edwards happened to be listening and liked Barker's voice and style. Barker started hosting Truth or Consequences on December 31, 1956, continued with the program until 1974; the idea was to mix the original quiz element of game shows with wacky stunts. On the show, people had to answer a trivia question before "Beulah the Buzzer" was sounded. If the contestant did not complete the "Truth" portion, there was a "Consequences" a zany and embarrassing stunt. If the contestant answered the question, the question had a second part. In addition, during Barker's run as host, "Barker's Box" was played.
Barker's Box was a box with four drawers in it. If a contestant was able to pick all three drawers with money inside before picking the empty drawer, they won a bonus prize, it was on Consequences that the salute became his trademark sign-off. On December 4, 1957, Barker began hosting a new Ralph Edwards creation, the short-lived End of the Rainbow for NBC. On this show, he and co-host Art Baker went out to various places in America and surprised the less-fortunate who helped others when they could help themselves. For example, the first episode featured a Minneapolis grocer who, in return for his community service, was given a complete makeover to his store plus new furniture and appliances for his home. In addition, his landlord announced that the current month's rent was free and that the grocer's rent would never increase. In 1967, Barker hosted the short-lived game show The Family Game for Chuck Barris, where he asked children contestants questions about their families' lives, the parents had to guess how they answered, similar to The Newlywed Game.
In 1971, Barker was tapped to host a pilot for NBC entitled Simon Says, which required him to interact with a giant computer called "Simon" in Let's Make A Deal-style "trades". The pilot was produced by Wesley J. Cox of DUNDAS Productions, its theme was "The Savers". There is at least one clip of the pilot on the video sharing website YouTube. In 1980, Barker hosted; the series was not a game show, but rather a program along the lines of Real People and That's Incredible! The show's second season in 1981 focused more on unusual stunts, was cancelled in September. In early 1972, Mark Goodson and Bill Todman began shopping a moder
CBS is an American English language commercial broadcast television and radio network, a flagship property of CBS Corporation. The company is headquartered at the CBS Building in New York City with major production facilities and operations in New York City and Los Angeles. CBS is sometimes referred to as the Eye Network, in reference to the company's iconic symbol, in use since 1951, it has been called the "Tiffany Network", alluding to the perceived high quality of CBS programming during the tenure of William S. Paley, it can refer to some of CBS's first demonstrations of color television, which were held in a former Tiffany & Co. building in New York City in 1950. The network has its origins in United Independent Broadcasters Inc. a collection of 16 radio stations, purchased by Paley in 1928 and renamed the Columbia Broadcasting System. Under Paley's guidance, CBS would first become one of the largest radio networks in the United States, one of the Big Three American broadcast television networks.
In 1974, CBS dropped its former full name and became known as CBS, Inc. The Westinghouse Electric Corporation acquired the network in 1995, renamed its corporate entity to the current CBS Broadcasting, Inc. in 1997, adopted the name of the company it had acquired to become CBS Corporation. In 2000, CBS came under the control of Viacom, formed as a spin-off of CBS in 1971. In late 2005, Viacom split itself into two separate companies and re-established CBS Corporation – through the spin-off of its broadcast television and select cable television and non-broadcasting assets – with the CBS television network at its core. CBS Corporation is controlled by Sumner Redstone through National Amusements, which controls the current Viacom. CBS operated the CBS Radio network until 2017, when it merged its radio division with Entercom. Prior to CBS Radio provided news and features content for its portfolio owned-and-operated radio stations in large and mid-sized markets, affiliated radio stations in various other markets.
While CBS Corporation owns a 72% stake in Entercom, it no longer owns or operates any radio stations directly, though CBS still provides radio news broadcasts to its radio affiliates and the new owners of its former radio stations. The television network has more than 240 owned-and-operated and affiliated television stations throughout the United States; the company ranked 197th on the 2018 Fortune 500 of the largest United States corporations by revenue. The origins of CBS date back to January 27, 1927, with the creation of the "United Independent Broadcasters" network in Chicago by New York City talent-agent Arthur Judson; the fledgling network soon needed additional investors though, the Columbia Phonograph Company, manufacturers of Columbia Records, rescued it in April 1927. Columbia Phonographic went on the air on September 18, 1927, with a presentation by the Howard L. Barlow Orchestra from flagship station WOR in Newark, New Jersey, fifteen affiliates. Operational costs were steep the payments to AT&T for use of its land lines, by the end of 1927, Columbia Phonograph wanted out.
In early 1928 Judson sold the network to brothers Isaac and Leon Levy, owners of the network's Philadelphia affiliate WCAU, their partner Jerome Louchheim. None of the three were interested in assuming day-to-day management of the network, so they installed wealthy 26-year-old William S. Paley, son of a Philadelphia cigar family and in-law of the Levys, as president. With the record company out of the picture, Paley streamlined the corporate name to "Columbia Broadcasting System", he believed in the power of radio advertising since his family's "La Palina" cigars had doubled their sales after young William convinced his elders to advertise on radio. By September 1928, Paley bought out the Louchhheim share of CBS and became its majority owner with 51% of the business. During Louchheim's brief regime, Columbia paid $410,000 to A. H. Grebe's Atlantic Broadcasting Company for a small Brooklyn station, WABC, which would become the network's flagship station. WABC was upgraded, the signal relocated to 860 kHz.
The physical plant was relocated – to Steinway Hall on West 57th Street in Manhattan, where much of CBS's programming would originate. By the turn of 1929, the network could boast to sponsors of having 47 affiliates. Paley moved right away to put his network on a firmer financial footing. In the fall of 1928, he entered into talks with Adolph Zukor of Paramount Pictures, who planned to move into radio in response to RCA's forays into motion pictures with the advent of talkies; the deal came to fruition in September 1929: Paramount acquired 49% of CBS in return for a block of its stock worth $3.8 million at the time. The agreement specified that Paramount would buy that same stock back by March 1, 1932 for a flat $5 million, provided CBS had earned $2 million during 1931 and 1932. For a brief time there was talk that the network might be renamed "Paramount Radio", but it only lasted a month – the 1929 stock market crash sent all stock value tumbling, it galvanized Paley and his troops, who "had no alternative but to turn the network around and earn the $2,000,000 in two years....
This is the atmosphere in which the CBS of today was born." The near-bankrupt movie studio sold its CBS shares back to CBS in 1932. In the first year of Paley's wa
A soap opera is an ongoing drama serial on television or radio, featuring the lives of many characters and their emotional relationships. The term soap opera originated from radio dramas being sponsored by soap manufacturers. BBC Radio's The Archers, first broadcast in 1950, is the world's longest-running radio soap opera; the first serial considered to be a "soap opera" was Painted Dreams, which debuted on October 20, 1930 on Chicago radio station WGN. Early radio series such as Painted Dreams were broadcast in weekday daytime slots five days a week. Most of the listeners would be housewives. Thus, the shows were consumed by a predominantly female audience; the first nationally broadcast radio soap opera was Clara, Lu, Em, which aired on the NBC Blue Network at 10:30 p.m. Eastern Time on January 27, 1931. A crucial element that defines the soap opera is the open-ended serial nature of the narrative, with stories spanning several episodes. One of the defining features that makes a television program a soap opera, according to Albert Moran, is "that form of television that works with a continuous open narrative.
Each episode ends with a promise that the storyline is to be continued in another episode". In 2012, Los Angeles Times columnist Robert Lloyd wrote of daily dramas, "Although melodramatically eventful, soap operas such as this have a luxury of space that makes them seem more naturalistic. You spend more time with the minor characters. An individual episode of a soap opera will switch between several different concurrent narrative threads that may at times interconnect and affect one another or may run independent to each other; each episode may feature some of the show's current storylines, but not always all of them. In daytime serials and those that are broadcast each weekday, there is some rotation of both storyline and actors so any given storyline or actor will appear in some but not all of a week's worth of episodes. Soap operas bring all the current storylines to a conclusion at the same time; when one storyline ends, there are several other story threads at differing stages of development.
Soap opera episodes end on some sort of cliffhanger, the season finale ends in the same way, only to be resolved when the show returns for the start of a new yearly broadcast. Evening soap operas and those that air at a rate of one episode per week are more to feature the entire cast in each episode, to represent all current storylines in each episode. Evening soap operas and serials that run for only part of the year tend to bring things to a dramatic end-of-season cliffhanger. In 1976, Time magazine described American daytime television as "TV's richest market," noting the loyalty of the soap opera fan base and the expansion of several half-hour series into hour-long broadcasts in order to maximize ad revenues; the article explained that at that time, many prime time series lost money, while daytime serials earned profits several times more than their production costs. The issue's cover notably featured its first daytime soap stars, Bill Hayes and Susan Seaforth Hayes of Days of Our Lives, a married couple whose onscreen and real-life romance was covered by both the soap opera magazines and the mainstream press at large.
The main characteristics that define soap operas are "an emphasis on family life, personal relationships, sexual dramas and moral conflicts. Fitting in with these characteristics, most soap operas follow the lives of a group of characters who live or work in a particular place, or focus on a large extended family; the storylines follow personal relationships of these characters. "Soap narratives, like those of film melodramas, are marked by what Steve Neale has described as'chance happenings, missed meetings, sudden conversions, last-minute rescues and revelations, deus ex machina endings.'" These elements may be found from EastEnders to Dallas. Due to the prominence of English-language television, most soap-operas are English. However, several South African soap operas started incorporating a multi-language format, the most prominent being 7de Laan, which incorporates Afrikaans, English and several other Bantu languages which make up the 11 Official Languages of South Africa. In many soap operas, in particular daytime serials in the US, the characters are attractive, seductive and wealthy.
Soap operas from the United Kingdom and Australia tend to focus on more everyday characters and situations, are set in working class environments. Many of the soaps produced in those two countries explore social realist storylines such as family discord, marriage breakdown or financial problems. Both UK and Australian soap operas feature comedic elements affectionate comic stereotypes such as the gossip or the grumpy old man, presented as a comic foil to the emotional turmoil that surrounds them; this diverges from US soap operas. UK soap operas make a claim to presenting "reality
Bob Stewart (television producer)
Bob Stewart was an American television game show producer. He was active in the TV industry from 1956 until his retirement in 1991. Stewart is known for creating some of the most popular game shows for Mark Goodson-Bill Todman Productions; these shows include To Tell the Truth and The Price Is Right. His biggest success as an independent producer was the Pyramid series, starting with The $10,000 Pyramid in 1973; the Price Is Right, created by Stewart, is the only game show to be seen nationally in either first-run network or syndication airings in the US in every decade from the 1950s onward. As of 2018, three Stewart creations air on broadcast television: The Price is Right, To Tell the Truth and Pyramid. Stewart was born Isidore Steinberg in Brooklyn, New York to Jacob and Dora Steinberg, who were Jewish immigrants from Russia, he changed his name to Bob Stewart after he lost an opportunity in television believing that it was because he was Jewish. During World War II, Stewart served in the Air Force.
After his 1946 discharge, he enrolled in a radio-writing course. Within weeks, his instructor hired him to work at a New York City radio station. Stewart's early broadcasting career included a stint at WNEW in New York City, at NBC's flagship TV and radio stations, WNBC-TV and AM in New York. In the book The Box, the native New Yorker said he got the first spark for The Price Is Right during his tenure as a staff producer at WRCA-TV when he happened to observe an auction taking place on 50th Street on his lunch hour, he developed the idea into the working title of The Auctionaire. Stewart joined Goodson-Todman Productions in 1956, after he bumped into broadcaster Monty Hall on the street and Hall told him he knew Goodson-Todman's attorney. "You got any ideas?" Stewart quoted Hall as asking. The Price Is Right, using some of the Auctionaire concept, premiered on NBC November 26, 1956, with Bill Cullen as host, it lasted seven years on NBC before being bumped in favor of Hall's Let's Make a Deal in 1963.
In September 1972, after Stewart left Goodson-Todman, Mark Goodson retooled The Price is Right, mixing Stewart's original bidding format with elements from Let's Make a Deal to create The New Price Is Right, which debuted in syndication and on CBS' daytime lineup. CBS' To Tell the Truth, emceed by Bud Collyer, hit the air less than one month after the original Price debuted, in December 1956. Stewart said he auditioned the concept to Goodson and his producers by trying to have them guess which one of three men had been in the infantry in World War II and was now managing a grocery store. Five years in 1961, Stewart scored again with Password, a word-association guessing game; the show, the first game to pair celebrities and civilian contestants, became the top-rated program on daytime TV and popularized the concept of an end-game bonus round for additional money. Stewart was one of a coterie of Goodson staff producers who came up with ideas for game shows and segments. Producers such as Stewart, Frank Wayne, Chester Feldman, Gil Fates earned Goodson's respect not only for their concepts but for their skill in executing them.
By 1964, he considered leaving Goodson-Todman Productions after proposing an idea for a new word association game to Goodson, which Goodson rejected. When Stewart gave his notice, Goodson tried to get him to reconsider by making him a full partner in the company, but when it was revealed that Stewart's own name would not be added to the company name, Stewart decided to resign, though Goodson-Todman would retain all rights to his creations up to that point. Stewart's rejected idea would go on to become The $10,000 Pyramid by 1973. Shortly after leaving Goodson-Todman, the primetime version of The Price Is Right had been cancelled by ABC, ratings for the daytime version were falling. Stewart's first production under his own banner was the memory game Eye Guess, which aired on NBC daytime from January 3, 1966 to September 26, 1969, featured close friend Bill Cullen, as emcee. Stewart's next entry, the CBS primetime celebrity game show The Face Is Familiar with host Jack Whitaker, ran from May 7 to September 3, 1966.
Another Stewart celebrity game, aired on NBC from 1967-1969. Completing the decade for the packager was You're Putting Me On, hosted first by Bill Leyden and by Blyden, which ran from September–December 1969. Other than Eye Guess, Stewart's other moderate early success was Three on a Match, hosted by Cullen, which aired on NBC from August 2, 1971 to June 28, 1974. Stewart's biggest success with his second production company, Inc. and one of TV's most honored and popular game shows, was Pyramid hosted by Dick Clark, like Password, was a word-association game. Its March 26, 1973, premiere on CBS marked the biggest possible cash payoff on a quiz show since the short-lived 100 Grand in September 1963. Pyramid's network run would span 15 years, off and on, with escalating dollar amounts in the title reflecting increases in the payoff amount over the years, it has proven to be one of the most enduring game shows, airing continuously between first-run network or syndicated airings and cable reruns since 1982, w
KTXH, virtual channel 20, branded on-air as My 20 Vision, is a MyNetworkTV owned-and-operated television station licensed to Houston, United States. The station is owned by the Fox Television Stations subsidiary of Fox Corporation, as part of a duopoly with Fox owned-and-operated station KRIV; the two stations share studios on Southwest Freeway in Houston. The station first signed on the air on November 7, 1982, becoming the third independent station in Houston, after KRIV, Gaylord Broadcasting's KHTV, its original studio facilities were located on Kirby Drive in Houston. It was the second station in Texas owned by a group headed by television station entrepreneur Milton Grant; the station branded on-air as "20 Vision." The group signed on a formatted station, KTXA in Fort Worth, in January 1981. KTXH programmed a general entertainment format consisting of cartoons, vintage off-network sitcoms and dramas, classic movies and sports events; the fledgling station was broadcasting from the original Senior Road Tower that collapsed on December 7, 1982, killing seven workers as the top half of the master FM antenna was being hoisted to the top.
It was replaced by a second tower. The station resumed operations on February 13, 1983 from the original KRIV transmitter site on top of One Shell Plaza in downtown Houston. Grant Broadcasting sold both KTXH and KTXA to Gulf Broadcasting in 1984. Gulf sold its television station holdings to Taft Broadcasting in 1985. After going through three owners within the same year, the station did not change its programming format, aside from adding more programming owned by Taft and distributed by new sister company Worldvision Enterprises, such as Hanna-Barbera cartoons. Taft sold its group of independent and Fox-affiliated stations, including KTXH and KTXA, to the TVX Broadcast Group in February 1987. In 1989, Paramount Pictures purchased a minority ownership in TVX, which suffered from financial problems after the Taft purchase. Paramount bought out the remainder of TVX's shares in 1991 and integrated the TVX stations into the Paramount Stations Group. Under Paramount, the station added several first-run syndicated programs in the mid-1990s, changed its on-air branding to "Paramount 20".
Viacom acquired ownership of KTXH, KTXA and their sister stations when the company purchased Paramount Pictures in 1994. Channel 20 became an owned-and-operated station of the United Paramount Network upon the network's January 16, 1995 launch. KTXH was purchased by Fox Television Stations in 2001, as part of a four-station trade deal which saw Viacom swapping KTXH and WDCA in Washington, D. C. in exchange for KBHK-TV in San Francisco, which Fox had bought as part of its purchase of Chris-Craft's broadcasting division. The transaction established the first television duopoly in Houston between KRIV and KTXH. Channel 20 relocated its broadcasting facilities from the original studios on Kirby Drive, near present-day Reliant Park, to KRIV's studios. On January 24, 2006, the Warner Bros. unit of Time Warner and CBS Corporation announced that the two companies would shut down The WB and UPN and combine the networks' respective programming to create a new "fifth" network called The CW. Through an affiliation agreement with Tribune Broadcasting, KHWB was announced as The CW's Houston affiliate.
KTXH dropped all UPN network branding from its station promotions, revamped its logo to just feature the boxed "20", ceased all promotion of any UPN programming. Additionally, the station began referring to itself in promos as "Houston's 20". Similar changes were made to Fox's other UPN affiliates, as the initial list of CW charter affiliates consisted of both stations owned by the Tribune Company and network co-parent CBS. News Corporation chose not to affiliate stations with The CW in markets where neither Tribune nor CBS owned a station. On February 22, 2006, in response to The CW's launch announcement, News Corporation announced the creation of a new "sixth" network called MyNetworkTV, which would be operated by Fox Television Stations and its syndication division Twentieth Television, with KTXH and the other Fox-owned UPN affiliates serving as charter affiliates. With the impending switch to MyNetworkTV, channel 20's on-air branding was changed to "My20" in June 2006. KTXH became a MyNetworkTV owned-and-operated station when the network began operations on September 5 of that year.
Although UPN continued to broadcast its programming on stations across the United States until September 15, 2006, KTXH and its Fox-owned sister stations did not carry UPN's final two weeks of programming as those stations dropped the network on August 31, 2006. On October 1, 2009, KTXH launched its new website at www.my20houston.com using the same platform as its sister s
KTLA, virtual channel 5, is a CW-affiliated television station licensed to Los Angeles, United States. The station is owned by the Tribune Broadcasting subsidiary of the Tribune Media Company. KTLA's studios are located at the Sunset Bronson Studios at 5800 Sunset Boulevard in Hollywood, its transmitter is located atop Mount Wilson. KTLA was the first commercially licensed television station in the western United States, having begun operations in January 1947. Although not as widespread in national carriage as its Chicago sister station WGN-TV, KTLA is available as a superstation throughout North America via DirecTV and Dish Network, as well as on cable providers in select cities within the southwestern United States and throughout Canada; the station was licensed by the Federal Communications Commission in 1939 as experimental station W6XYZ, broadcasting on VHF channel 4. The station was owned by Paramount Pictures subsidiary Television Productions, Inc. and was based at the Paramount Studios lot.
Klaus Landsberg an accomplished television pioneer at the age of 26, was the original station manager and engineer. On January 22, 1947, the station was licensed for commercial broadcasting as KTLA on channel 5, becoming the first commercial television station in Los Angeles, the first to broadcast west of the Mississippi River, the eighth commercial television station in the United States. Estimates of television sets in Los Angeles County at the time ranged from 350 to 600, since experimental station W6XAO was in operation broadcasting with a regular schedule. Bob Hope served as the emcee for KTLA's inaugural broadcast, titled as The Western Premiere of Commercial Television, broadcast live that evening from a garage on the Paramount Studios lot and featured appearances from many Hollywood luminaries. Hope delivered what was the most famous line of the telecast when, at the program's start, he identified the new station as "KTL" – mistakenly omitting the "A" at the end of the call sign. A 10-minute fragment from KTLA's first broadcast exists at the Paley Center for Media.
KTLA was affiliated with the DuMont Television Network, of which Paramount held a minority stake. Despite this, the FCC still considered Paramount as controlling manager of DuMont due to the strength of the company's voting stock and their influence in managing the network; as a result, the agency did not allow DuMont to buy additional VHF stations—a problem that would play a large role in the failure of DuMont, whose programming was splintered among other Los Angeles stations—including KTSL, KHJ-TV, KTTV and KCOP-TV —until the network's demise in 1956. Paramount launched a short-lived programming service, the Paramount Television Network, in 1948, with KTLA and WBKB-TV in Chicago serving as its flagship stations; the service never gelled into a true television network, but during KTLA's early years, the station produced over a dozen series that were syndicated in much of the U. S. including Armchair Detective, Bandstand Revue, Dixie Showboat, Frosty Frolics, Hollywood Reel, Hollywood Wrestling, Latin Cruise, Movietown, RSVP, Olympic Wrestling, Sandy Dreams, Time for Beany.
In 1958, KTLA moved its operations into the Paramount Sunset Studios on Sunset Boulevard in Hollywood. For many years, those who have worked on Stage 6 at KTLA were told that it was the site where Al Jolson's landmark film The Jazz Singer was shot in 1927, when the lot was known as the Warner Bros. Sunset Studios; the former Warner Bros./Paramount lot is now known as Sunset Bronson Studios, where KTLA's facility remains based to this day, where shows such as WKRP in Cincinnati, Judge Judy, Hannah Montana, The Gong Show, Solid Gold, Name That Tune, Family Feud, The Newlywed Game, MADtv and Let's Make a Deal have been produced over the years. KTLA is the only Los Angeles area broadcaster that remains based in Hollywood as many other television and radio stations have moved to other parts of the region. In November 1963, KTLA was purchased by singer Gene Autry for $12 million. During the 1970s, KTLA became one of the nation's first superstations. KTLA sought a different programming strategy from its competitors during the late 1960s and 1970s, emphasizing syndicated reruns of off-network hour long dramas with a heavy emphasis on western-themed programs such as The Gene Autry Show, The Big Valley, first-run talk shows and sports programming.
Children's programs, with the exception of weekend morning Popeye cartoons, were phased out. Popeye continued Sunday Mornings but with only the 1960s King Features episodes. In the 1970s more drama shows like Kung Fu, Wo
Kathleen Joann Bradley is an American former model and host. Bradley is known as a "Barker's Beauty" on the CBS daytime game show The Price Is Right from 1990 until 2000. Bradley is noted as the first permanent African-American model on the show. Born to Winifred Bradley in Girard, Bradley was the only girl of four brothers. Bradley won the "Miss Black California" award in 1971. In 1979, Bradley was part of the short-lived disco group Destination, which had a hit single with a remake of Curtis Mayfield's "Move On Up." Bradley played the role of Mrs. Parker in the 1995 movie Friday. Bradley, along with longtime model Janice Pennington, was released from her modeling duties on The Price Is Right in October 2000, shortly after having testified during the lawsuit for slander and defamation of character host Bob Barker filed against model Holly Hallstrom. Barker lost his suit against Hallstrom and afterward fired Bradley and other show staffers whose testimony contradicted Barker's, she did not pursue litigation.
In June 2014, Bradley released her memoirs, Backstage at The Price Is Right: Memoirs of a Barker Beauty. Bradley has been married twice, her first marriage was to actor Bill Overton from 1980 to 1984. Bradley has been married to mechanical engineer Terrence Redd since 1988. Bradley has two children. Bradley's stepdaughter Dior is from Redd's marriage to actress Bern Nadette Stanis. Kathleen Bradley on IMDb