“Hey, Ms. Parker!” is a line that many who watched the film Friday, featuring Ice Cube and Chris Tucker, loved and could recite over and over again.
Mrs. Parker, played by Hollywood veteran Kathleen Bradley, was the sultry siren neighbor to Ice Cube’s character, Craig. She was older and more mature but still had a body that could rival any woman 20 years younger.
So where is she now, 24 years later? Well, not surprisingly she looks just as beautiful! What’s her secret? Living life stress-free.
Kathleen started her entertainment career early at the age of 8, in her home town of Girard, Ohio, just two miles east of Youngstown. Shortly after graduating, Kathleen moved to Los Angeles where she began winning numerous beauty titles, including Miss Black California.
She guest-starred and co-starred on such shows as Good Times, General Hospital, Days of Our Lives, Redd Foxx Show, Divorce Court, Amen, and A Different World.
Bradley was also a “Barker’s Beauty” on the daytime game show The Price Is Right from 1990 to 2000 under host at the time, Bob Barker. Bradley was the first permanent African-American model on the show.
According to Kathleen, Bob Barker fired her after she and some of the other ‘Barker Beauties’ had to testify in a lawsuit filed by their fellow “Beauty,” Holly Hollstrom, after Hollstrom was also fired by Bob.
TheReelNetwork reported that Hollstrom was allegedly let go after ‘she refused to go along with his plot to tarnish the reputation of yet another model on the show [Diane Parkinson] who sued Barker for sexual harassment.’ It was assumed that Barker didn’t like the testimony that Kathleen and the other ladies gave. “It surprised us when we were