let go. It was unjustified. I could have sued, but I didn’t want to,” Kathleen said.
The Bob Barker story and many others are included in Kathleen’s memoir/tell-all book titled, “Backstage at The Price is Right: Memoirs of a Barker Beauty.”
In the book, she explains, in further detail, how she and the other women on The Price Is Right had severe issues with bulimia, sexual harassment, how they were always in fear of losing their jobs and it also has inside stories about her interactions with other male celebrities during that time and tensions on the set.
Kathleen’s past battle with bulimia wasn’t good for her or the people around her. Bulimia is an eating disorder that is characterized by consuming a large amount of food in a short amount of time, followed by an attempt to rid oneself of the calories consumed, usually by vomiting, laxative, diuretics, or excessive exercise.
Eating disorders are known to be more common in people whose occupations involve a significant focus on appearances, like athletes or celebrities.
A poll taken in 2008 showed that nearly 30% of actors in Hollywood had been treated for some type of bulimia at one point in their career.
But Kathleen didn’t let that stop her.
Currently, she is co-hosting two new Talk shows called “Once Upon a Lifetime People and Pioneers” a documentary web series. “For Women” is a deliberative conversation among four intelligent and concerned women reaching out on an international level to empower women from all walks of life.
She also continues to promote and sell her book in between acting features, films, voiceovers, and TV appearances. This busy 68-year-old grandmother is still turning heads with a positive attitude.
Go ‘head Ms. Parker!