Gunilla Hutton is a well known singer and actress who hails from the country of the United States of America. Gunilla Hutton is popular for her performance as Billie Jo Bradley in the series Petticoat Junction and she was also seen in Hee Haw. Until the year 1992, Gunilla Hutton was a regular cast member on the TV series, Hee Haw.

Gunilla Hutton was also seen in The Love Boat, Murder Can Hurt You and Perry Mason. She was even spotted promoting Petticoat Junction on ‘MeTV’ in a commercial advertisement in the year 2015. In this commercial, she was seen alongside other members of the cast such as Lori Saunders and Linda Kaye Henning.

Personal Life

Gunilla Hutton was born on 15th of May, in the year 1944. She was born as Gunilla Wiklund in the city of Gothenburg, located in Vastra Gotland’s Ian, in the country of Sweden. Gunilla Hutton, though born in Sweden, holds an American citizenship as well, she has dual nationality of both America and Sweden.

The further details about her early life, such as details of her parents and family are not widely available over the internet nor seen in her biography, but it is known that Gunilla Hutton grew up along with her siblings in Fort Worth, located in the state of Texas in the country of the United States of America.

Gunilla Hutton was a student at the Arlington Heights High School. Gunilla Hutton was prominently featured in various game shows such as Password, Family Feud and Match Game.

Gunilla Hutton was popularly in a relationship with a well known singer named Nat ‘King’ Cole. After being a relationship for a few years, the duo decided to go their separate ways and ended their relationship. Post which Gunilla Hutton began her relationship with Allen Freeman, a popular American DJ (Disc Jockey). Post dating for a few years, Gunilla Hutton and Allen Freeman got married to each other on the 10th of January in the year 1970.

The duo have 3 children together. They are Erik Freeman, Amber Vanderbilt and Christian Freeman. As per media reports the couple is going strong and are close to one another and their family.


Gunilla Hutton began her professional career in the year 1960. The show Petticoat Junction gave her the desired fame and pushed her towards success. Her portrayal of the character Billie Jo Bradley and the success of the show paved the way for her to star in various other TV series and even movies.

Gunilla Hutton also was a regular cast member on the TV series Hee Haw until the year 1992. Gunilla Hutton was also seen in movies such as Swim Team and Murder Can Hurt You. In addition to it, she got many roles in TV series such as American Style, Perry Masson, Love, Burke’s Law, The Love Boat and Fantasy Island . For her exceptional performances on various TV Shows, she was even awarded the TV Land Entertainer Award in the year 2007.

Last Modified: 04 Jun, 2018

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