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Kathleen Bradley is a former model primarily known as a "Barker's Beauty
Barker's Beauties
The American television game show The Price Is Right has, since its 1972 relaunch, had a stable of models to showcase the prizes and items that are given away on the show. From 1972–2007, the group was referred to as Barker's Beauties, a term coined by producer Mark Goodson.-1956–1965:The original...

" on the daytime game show The Price Is Right
The Price Is Right (U.S. game show)
The Price Is Right is an American game show which was created by Mark Goodson and Bill Todman. Contestants compete to identify the pricing of merchandise to win cash and prizes. The show is well-known for its signature line of "Come on down!" when the announcer directs newly selected contestants to...

from 1990 to 2000. Although a woman named Harriet holds the distinction of being the first African-American model on the show (she appeared occasionally in episodes from the first season of the Dennis James
Dennis James
Dennis James was an American television personality, actor, and announcer. He is credited as the host of television's first network game show, the DuMont Network's Cash and Carry in 1946...

-hosted syndicated version in 1972), Bradley was the first permanent African-American model on the show.

Bradley won the "Miss Black California
California
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" award in 1971. In 1979, she was part of the short-lived disco
Disco
Disco is a genre of dance music. Disco acts charted high during the mid-1970s, and the genre's popularity peaked during the late 1970s. It had its roots in clubs that catered to African American, gay, psychedelic, and other communities in New York City and Philadelphia during the late 1960s and...

 group Destination, which had a hit single with "Move On Up/Up Up Up." She played the part of Mrs. Parker in the movie Friday
Friday (film)
Friday is a 1995 stoner comedy-drama-buddy film directed by F. Gary Gray. Starring Ice Cube, Chris Tucker, Nia Long, Bernie Mac, Tommy Lister, Jr...

.

Departure from Price


Bradley, along with longtime model Janice Pennington
Janice Pennington
Janice Marie Pennington was one of the original "Barker's Beauties" models on The Price Is Right, serving as the show's longest-running model to date, from 1972 to 2000. She was also Playboy magazine's Playmate of the Month for the May 1971 issue. She is the older sister of fellow model Ann...

, 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 along with model Janice Pennington and other show staffers whose testimonies contradicted Barker's. Both Bradley and Pennington sued for wrongful termination and eventually settled out of court for an undisclosed amount.

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