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Barbara Crampton

Barbara Crampton is an American actress born on December 27, 1962 in Levittown, Long Island, New York. She was raised in Vermont and spent summers while growing up traveling the country with the carnival as her father was a carnie. He helped her develop a love for performing as a young girl. Barbara started acting in school plays when she was in seventh grade and went on to study acting in high school where she received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Theater Arts from Castleton State College in Vermont. After graduation, Barbara made a brief stop in New York where she appeared as Cordelia in King Lear for the American Theater of Actors. From New York, Barbara moved to Los Angeles where she went on to star in the cult horror features Re-"Animator," "From Beyond" and "Castle Freak". She also has feature roles in the films "Puppet Master" and "Fraternity Vacation". Barbara made her television debut on the daytime drama Days of Our Lives, where she played the light-hearted role of Trista Evans Bradford. She went on to play Leanna Love on The Young and the Restless from 1987–1993, which earned her a Soap Opera Digest Award. She returned to the role from 1998–2002 and again in 2006–2007. On October 1, 1988, Barbara married director of photography David Boyd but they soon divorced in 1990. She also played Melinda Lewis on Guiding Light from 1993–1995 and left when her contract expired and when she got engaged to L.A.-based actor and director Kristoffer Tabori in April 1995. By September of the same year, their engagement was called off. She soon joined the cast of The Bold and the Beautiful playing Maggie Forrester Warwick from 1995–1998. She has guest starred on The Nanny and can be seen in three feature films: Cold Harvest as Christine, one of the leading roles; Space Truckers alongside Dennis Hopper; and The Godson with Rodney Dangerfield and Dom DeLuise. In December 1986, Crampton appeared in a nude pictoral in Playboy magazine titled "Simply Beastly - Behind every successful monster, there's a woman." Crampton enjoys skiing and horseback riding and yoga. In addition, she also loves running, working out with weights, and enjoys going to flea markets and shopping for antiques. A few years ago, she started writing a book based on her life working and growing up in the carnival business.


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