Kandi Barbour (born Linda Jean Smith in 1956, died January 2012) was an American adult model, pornographic actress and exotic dancer.[2] She was very popular with audiences in the Golden Age of Porn in the 1970s and 1980s.[2]

Known career

Barbour was the star of such notable adult films as Screwples (Caballero Home Video, 1979), The Budding of Brie (VCA, 1980), Chuck Vincent's Bon Appetit (Video-X-Pix, 1980), Richard Mahler's Pink Ladies (VCA, 1980), and Warren Evans' Pandora's Mirror (Caballero, 1981).[2] She was perhaps best known as the poster girl for Cecil Howard's landmark film, Neon Nights,, which AVN named as one of the 101 greatest adult videos of all time.[2] Barbour gave her final adult film performance in 1987 in X-Effect, in which Ron Jeremy directed her.[2]

In 2009, she was inducted into the Pioneers branch of the X-Rated Critics Organization (XRCO) Hall of Fame.[2]

Her death

Barbour reportedly died in late January 2012 in San Francisco at age 55, and she was reportedly homeless at the time. She left behind a son, whom she had with pornographic actor and musician, Rick Marty. The cause of her death was not known as of the middle of August 2015.[2]

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