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Up's and Down's of Gretchen Dawson - Facts About Richard Dawson's Former Wife

sajju Published On Thu Jul 15 2021   Modified On Thu Jul 15 2021
Up's and Down's of Gretchen Dawson - Facts About Richard Dawson's Former Wife

Gretchen Dawson (22nd September 1955, USA) is the second wife of the late American actor, comedian, and TV host, Richard Dawson aka Colin Lionel Emm.

In addition, Mr. Dawson was popular for his performances in TV Shows including Family Feud (1976-85, 1994-95), Hogan's Heroes (1965-71), Match Game (1973-78), and many more.

Born, Parents, & Siblings:

Gretchen Dawson was born on 22nd September 1955 in Manhattan Beach, California, the United States. She is the daughter of her parents, Bob Johnson and June Johnson. 

As siblings, she has two sisters named Wendy Johnson and Heidi Johnson. As per her DOB, she belongs to the birth sign Virgo. By nationality, she is an American and belongs to the white ethnicity. 

Married to late husband Richard Dawson:

Gretchen Dawson met her future husband, Richard Dawson at a game show called Family Feud in May 1981. Richard Dawson aka Colin Lionel Emm (20th November 1932 - 2nd June 2012) was an English-American actor, comedian, and game-shoe host and panelist. 

Gretchen Dawson's late husband, Robert Dawson Source: Famous Soul

The couple tied the wedding knot in 1991 in a private ceremony. They welcomed their one and an only child named Shannon Nicole Dawson in 1990. Their togetherness lasted till Dawson's last breathe in his death bed in 2012. Currently, Mrs. Dawson is a widow living a single life.

Past Relationship of Colin:

Before meeting Gretchen, the Match Game (1973-78) actor was previously married to his first wife, actress Diana Dors in 1959. The former couple shared two sons named Mark Dawson born on 4th February 1960 in London and Gary Dawson born on 27th June 1962 in Los Angeles. 

Gretchen Dawson's Stepson: Mary Dawson and Gary Dawson Source: CelebSuburb

After being together for 8 years, their marriage ended with a divorce in April 1967 in Los Angeles providing the custody of two children to Dawson. In this way, Gretchen became their stepmother.

Cause of Death of Robert:

The Family Feud (1976-85, 1994-95) host Richard Dawson was suffering from esophageal cancer as a result of smoking four packs of cigarettes per day. His daughter, Shannon requested him to quit smoking by 1994 when he was 61 years old. But he couldn't do so and sadly on 2nd June 2012, he passed away at the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles at the age of 72. 

Net Worth:

After Gretchen's spouse's death, she is living a low-key life, that is why she hasn't revealed her exact net worth. Moreover, she shared the net worth of her husband Richard Dawson who had a decent net worth of $699 thousand earned from his movies and TV Shows.

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