Biography

Striking brunette beauty Kandi Barbour was born Kandie Lou Dotson on February 15, 1959 in Russellville, Alabama. The daughter of Albert Edens Dotson and Annie Louise McKinney, Barbour grew up in Dothan, Alabama and attended Girard Junior High School in Dothan, Alabama from 1972 to 1974. Kandi was discovered by photographer Diana Hardy in the 1970's and first gained public recognition posing for various popular men's magazines in the late 1970's. Barbour started performing in explicit hardcore movies in her late teens in 1978; she appeared in over 30 X-rated features altogether prior to her retirement from the adult film industry in 1984. Moreover, Kandi not only did loops and worked as an exotic dancer, but also both modeled in ads and appeared in TV commercials for the music company K-tel International. Barbour lived in both Los Angeles, California and Hawaii, where she worked at the famous Honolulu strip club Club Hubba Hubba. She was inducted into the XRCO Hall of Fame in 2009. Kandi was discovered dead from exposure on the streets of San Francisco, California on January 18, 2012.