Gretchen Johnson (born September 22, 1955, in Manhattan Beach, California ) was the second wife of Richard Dawson, the late actor, comedian, and game show host. Who died on 2 June 2012 at the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.
Johnson came to the limelight, after starring on the popular '70s and '80s game show Family Feud. Later, after her marriage to Richard, she gained media attention.
Gretchen Johnson was born on September 22, 1995, in Manhattan Beach, California. She was the youngest child born to her parents, Bob Johnson and June Johnson. She has two elder sisters Wendy Johnson and Heidi Johnson. Gretchen was born and raised in Manhattan Beach, California, before moving to San Diego to pursue her education.
Richard Dawson ( 20th of November 1932) was the late American actor, comedian, game show host, and panelist. Before meeting Gretchen Johnson, Richard was married to Diana Dors, a British actress, and also shares two sons, Mark and Gary.
Johnson met Richard in May 1981 at the game show, Family Feud, at that time she was 26 years old.
Later, after dating for some years the couples tied the knot in 1991. The pairs were in a happy marital relationship and also had a daughter named Shannon Nicole Dawson, born in 1990. She gave birth to her first child with her then-boyfriend Richard Dawson before they get married.
The game show host died on the 2nd of June 2012 at the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center from esophageal cancer. He passed just three weeks after receiving his cancer diagnosis. The news was announced by his son, Gary through Facebook after his death. Additionally, Dawson was buried at Los Angeles' Westwood Memorial Park.
The details regarding Gretchen Johnson's career or her profession are not known. However, she is estimated to have a vast bank balance of $500,000.
On the other hand, Johson's husband Richard had a successful career. His net worth was believed to be $1 million at the time of his death.