Richard Dawson and Gretchen Johnson

Richard Dawson and Gretchen Johnson

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(1991 - 2 June 2012) (his death) 1 child
Shannon Nicole August 13, 1990

Upon retiring, Dawson took up residence in Beverly Hills, California, with his wife since 1991, the former Gretchen Johnson, whom he met when she was a member of one of the contestant families on Family Feud in the spring of 1981. They had a daughter named Shannon Nicole Dawson. Dawson announced this and showed a picture of his daughter on an episode in the 1994 version of the Feud — as he was greeting one of the contestants who happened to be a former contestant of his while he was a panelist on The Match Game. The episode was featured on the 25th Anniversary of Family Feud as No. 14 on the Game Show Network's Top 25 Feud Moments.
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2 June 2012
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Shannon Nicole  Female

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Gretchen Johnson was married to Richard Dawson. They started dating in 1990. They were married in 1991. After 21 years of marriage, Richard Dawson died on 2nd June, 2012. They had 1 child, Shannon Nicole, their daughter, is 25 years old.

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