Gretchen Johnson entered Family Feud with her family and siblings. She met Richard in 1981 when she was 26 years old. Gretchen Johnson was not the famous one in their relationship, unlike Dawson, and because of him, the public and the media had their eyes on her.
Quick Facts of Gretchen Johnson
|Full Name||Gretchen Johnson|
|Date of Birth||22 September, 1955|
|Hair colour||Light Brown|
The wife of Richard Dawson, Gretchen Johnson, came to fame for being Celebrity Wife and Actress. The two shared an exquisite relationship that ended after Richard left this world. Johnson’s husband used to be an actor and comedian who hosted shows. The two met on a game show named Family Feud, where Gretchen was a contestant.
Richard immediately felt attracted to Gretchen when they met for the first time on Family Feud. Although married to a celebrity, Gretchen kept a low profile and stayed away from the media. Johnson is the oldest sister among her two siblings, Wendy and Heidi Johnson.
Richard Dawson’s Wife, Gretchen Johnson
Gretchen married famous British-American Actor Richard Dawson. For the first time in the TV show Family Feud, the two met, where Richard cast and Gretchen was a Contestant. The two started dating in 1981 and enjoyed each other’s company.
After dating for ten long years, they finally took it further by marrying. Moreover, the ’90s wasn’t much of a social media era due to which their marriage remained private for a long time.
After getting married to Richard Dawson, Gretchen Johnson did not enter the entertainment industry but chose to live happily with the family for over two decades.
The two already had a daughter even before their marriage. Richard had a bad habit of smoking which he left for his daughter, Shannon Dawson. Shannon Nicole Dawson currently works as an actress and a model and follows her late father’s footsteps in the industry.
Richard Dawson’s Past Marriage
Richard’s marriage to Gretchen was his second attempt at married life. He was previously married to late actress Diana Dors for eight long years from 1959-to 1966. Moreover, he shared two sons with his former late wife, Gary and Mark Dawson.
Gretchen and Richard, Divorced?
No! The couple did not get a divorce; rather, their 2-decade-long marriage ended after the actor passed away in 2012. In early 2012, Dawson was diagnosed with esophageal cancer.
With habitual smoking, Richard had esophageal cancer and was hospitalized and made Gretchen and widow on June 2, 2012. With such complications, Gretchen is currently a single mother and a widow.
Net Worth of Gretchen Johnson
Gretchen Johnson has an estimated Net Worth of $500,000, similar to Kate Dries. She is one of the most famous contestants on the Family Feud TV game show. She entered the show to experience the fun moments of the show.
Her late husband, Richard Dawson, Net Worth was $1 million. Gretchen most likely got a hold of his property and worth with him passing away. Richard was one of the legends in the Television Industry, hosting over 2330 episodes of Family Feud.
She has a shy personality and rarely shares her life events. Alongside her family, Gretchen contested on the show Family Feud. Her profession and educational background are yet to be revealed.
More About Gretchen Johnson’s Husband
Richard was born on November 20, 1932. He was an English-American actor, comedian, game-show host and panelist in the United States. Further, he was well known for playing Corporal Peter Newkirk in Hogan’s Heroes and as a regular panelist on Match Game.
Dawson died at 79 from complications of esophageal cancer in Los Angeles on June 2, 2012. He used to smoke almost four packs of cigarettes per day.
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9 thoughts on “Gretchen Johnson”
I thought richard dawson was a great actor on Hogan hero’s. Everybody has there defects of character. He made a super good host on family feud.
He could have had any woman he wanted BUT LOVE IS BLIND here.i don’t think she was in lovevwith him..but she had that certain NOTHING he liked…and mundo boggling his 1st wife was a British femme fetal Diana DORS.. then he married a shy no personality gira who did not even know the fancy meal he sweated over to impress her..she didn’t like it…oh well proves love IS BLIND..what were you thinking you adorable man ? R.I.P RICHARD..I hope you did not have a dirty little secret ??? What did you do with ALL YOUR MONEY. Gamble ? 8 did hear she left you to ho back to San Diego..I hope thats not true..loved you from afar..xxx 💜
So amazing his choice of a woman ???
What the hell is wrong with ur shady comments? Have u been drinking or are u just bitter? Go back to sleep.
Anonymous u sound bitter and ur comments were mean. Go sleep it off.
She was a lovely lady and they had a wonderful marriage. Sorry to the ladies here. Richard was smitten! God Bless his eternal soul 🙏!
I’m sorry that anonymous would be so hateful in words. A wife lost a husband. A daughter lost a father. And all you can think of with your tiny little mind is the outside of what you want to see. I guess the first wife and other relationships in between were not what he wanted! It appears he died in a happy relationship and that’s what counts..
So sorry about those hateful and unkind comments. loved Richard on the game shows and Hogans Heros. He always made me laugh; especially when i was having a bad day. RIP Richard.