The Hee Haw actress Gunilla Hutton is a Swedish actress known for her impressive acting skills. 74-year-old Gunilla Hutton, besides being known for her role of the second Billie Jo Bradley (1965–66) in Petticoat Junction, is also known for her affair with singer Nat 'King' Cole.
Gunilla Hutton's early life
Gunilla Hutton was born on May 15, 1944, in Gothenburg, Sweden, as Gunilla Wiklund. She was raised in Fort Worth, Texas. The graduate of Arlington Heights High School, Gunilla's family, and early career are not revealed by far.
The Petticoat Junction actress, Gunilla holds a Swedish nationality and belongs to white ethnicity.
Gunilla Hutton's career
With the big hope of becoming a renowned actress, Gunilla started her career in acting in 1960. She came to fame after her role for second Billie Jo Bradley on the American sitcom Petticoat Junction ((1963-70), working alongside Bea Benaderet, Edgar Buchanan, Linda Kaye Henning, Jeannine Riley, and Pat Woodell.
Gunilla Hutton's career reached height after she appeared in the TV series Hee Haw, from 1969 to 1992, co-starring Archie Campbell, Roy Acuff, Gordie Tapp, Grandpa Jones, and Junior Samples.
Hutton has featured in hit movies such as The Love Boat, Fantasy Can Hurt You, and Perry Mason. Moreover, the early 60's artist is still remembered and taken as an idol for her outstanding performances.
Besides acting, Gunilla Hutton is also a famous singer and is known for her music and voice. Her singles like You Can Say the Prettiest Things Sometimes, We've Got Old Fashioned Love, You're Gonna Get Loved, The End of Our Love Song is tagged as the hits of that time.
Gunilla Hutton's personal life
As far as Gunilla Hutton's personal life is concerned, she was in a long relationship with an American singer Nat 'King' Cole. Reportedly, the couple had a romantic relationship while Nat was still married to his wife Maria Cole.
Further, Gunilla Hutton even asked Nat's wife Maria to divorce Nat which went accordingly. But things soon turned out to be brutal for Nat as he was diagnosed with terminal lung cancer.
Hutton's years of relationship with Marie soon ended after his death. Later, Gunilla Hutton began dating Allan Freeman, a pilot with the United States Air Force.
Afterward, Gunilla Hutton married her boyfriend Allan Freeman on January 10, 1970, after dating for several years. The couple even welcomed three children together: Erik Freeman, Amber Vanderbilt, and Christian Freeman. Their marriage soon faced a tragic end as Allan died on August 30, 2014.
Gunilla Hutton's net worth
Gunilla Hutton has earned a good sum from her acting and singing career. She has featured in several movies and TV series, as well as released several songs in her career through which she has made a good financial status.
As of 2021, Gunilla Hutton is estimated to have a net worth of $3 million. However, her property and earning details are undisclosed.
Gunilla Hutton's body measurements
Talking about body measurements, Gunilla Hutton stands tall with a height of five feet and seven inches (170 cms) and her body weight is 60 kgs.