Gunilla Hutton is a multi-talented Swedish-American actress and singer, perhaps famous for her roles in movies during the ‘80s and the ‘90s. She played a regular role in the famous CBS television series titled Hee Haw from 1971 to 1992. The show, however, continued till the early 2000s.
The amazing Swedish born American actress was also a talented country musician and she rendered a solo on the television series Hee Haw. She is very tall and gorgeous, standing at 5 feet 7 inches (1.7m). The super-talented star often captivates the audience with her beautiful and charming looks. She has made a huge impact on the American entertainment industry. Below are 6 interesting things you need to know about the gorgeous Swedish-born actress
6 Things You Need to Know About the Swedish Actress
1. She was Born in Sweden and was Raised in Texas, United States
Gunilla Hutton was born as Gunilla Wiklund in Gothenburg, Vastra Gotland’s Lan Sweden on May 15, 1944. She was born to Swedish and American parents. However, nothing much is known about her parents whom Gutton has not talked about to the media. She was being raised in Sweden before her family relocated to Fort Worth, Texas in the United States where she attended Arlington Heights High School. She developed an interest in theatre while was very young and participated in various shows organized by her school including Match Game, Family Feud, and Password. After her graduation, the charming actress began her career first as a singer and then as an actress.
2. She Started Her Acting Career in 1960
The amazing actress began her professional career in 1960 when she appeared in the series titled Petticoat Junction. She played the role of second Billie Jo Bradley in the show and was able to put up an outstanding performance that led to her successful career as an actress. Later on, she appeared in numerous other television series as well as movies including Murder Can Hurt You, Swim Team, Burke’s Law, Love, American Style, Fantasy Island, The Love Boat and Perry Masson. She rose to prominence following her role as a regular cast in the series titled Hew Haw till 1992.
3. Asides’ Being an Actress, Gunilla Hutton is Also a Fantabulous Singer
The charming actress also thrilled her listeners with her wonderful and lovely voice. Her songs were so popular during the ‘90s and were very successful. Some of her hit albums include The Greatest Story Never Told that was released in 1972, We’ve Got Old Fashioned Love in 1973, See The Lady Cryin’ in 1974, and The End of Our Love Song in 1975.
4. She was the Mistress of Nat King Cole Before He Died
Gunilla Hutton while in her early twenties caught the attention of the then-popular Jazz musician named Nat King Cole who eventually fell deeply in love with her. They first met at Cole’s music tour where Hutton earned a place in the chorus of Cole’s song titled Sights And Sounds. Cole was well-known for his soft voice and fascinating music style. Despite being married to a fellow Jazz singer named Maria at the time, Cole started having an affair with Hutton, whom he saw as the best woman in the world.
Furthermore, Cole wanted to divorce his wife Maria so he could make his relationship with Hutton official before he was diagnosed with terminal cancer of the spine. While he was on his sick bed, Cole tried his possible best to reach out to Hutton but all his efforts were futile because Maria had disconnected all his telephone lines. Later on, Nat King Cole died and that was so disheartening for Gunilla Hutton even though life goes on.
5. Gunilla Married Allan Freeman
After the death of Cole, Hutton met a man named Allan L. Freeman who was a Pilot with the United States Air Force. The duo had a brief relationship before they sealed their love bond on January 10, 1970. Their love has blossomed for so many years and the couple was blessed with three children.
6. She has Three Children
Hutton’s marriage to Allan has been a very fruitful one; they have been together for a very long time. Hutton and Allan have a daughter named Amber Vanderbilt and two sons named Erik Freeman and Christian Freeman. They stay together with their parents and there are no signs of divorce yet for the power couple.
Additionally, she got the TV Land Entertainer Award in 2007 and she has a net worth of $3 million.