Gunilla Hutton

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Gunilla Hutton (born May 15, 1942 in Gothenburg) is a Swedish-born American actress and singer,[1] perhaps best known for her roles as the second Billie Jo Bradley (1965–66) on Petticoat Junction (1963-70) and as a regular cast member in the television series Hee Haw until 1992. She was raised in Fort Worth, Texas.[2]

She appeared in Perry Mason, The Love Boat, and Murder Can Hurt You (1980). In 2015, she appeared in a MeTV commercial promoting Petticoat Junction, alongside cast members Linda Kaye Henning and Lori Saunders.

Personal life[edit]

Born Gunilla Wiklund, she attended Arlington Heights High School in Fort Worth, Texas. She appeared on such game shows as Match Game, Password, and Family Feud.[3]

She had an extramarital relationship with Nat King Cole. Hutton telephoned his wife, Maria Cole, to tell her to divorce him. Maria, in turn, confronted her husband and Cole ended the relationship with Hutton after being diagnosed with terminal lung cancer.[4]

Singles discography[edit]

  • You Can Say the Prettiest Things Sometimes / The Greatest Story Never Told—Dial 1015–1972
  • Chowchilla Dust / We've Got Old Fashioned Love—Green Mountain 415–1973
  • You're Gonna Get Loved / See The Lady Cryin' -- ABC/Dot 17525—October 1974
  • Cody / The End of Our Love Song—ABC/Dot 17548—April 1975


  1. ^ "Oh-so-dumb Blonde Image Is Strictly For Television". The Telegraph. December 21, 1974. Retrieved December 24, 2010.
  2. ^ "Hee Haw's Dumb Blonde is Serious About Her Job". Windsor Star. August 5, 1978. Retrieved December 24, 2010.
  3. ^ Profile,; accessed March 3, 2017
  4. ^ Epstein, Daniel Mark (1999). Nat King Cole. New York: Farrar Straus Giroux.

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