March 24, 2023

Who is Gisela Johnson? Arte Johnson Wife; Bio, Wiki, Age, Career, Husband’s Death & Cause

Gisela Johnson Bio, Wiki

Gisela Johnson was born as Gisela Busch. She has been married to Arte Johnson, an American comic actor who was a regular on television’s Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In, since August 15, 1968. Johnson died on July 3rd, 2019, after being ill for three years with bladder and prostate cancer.

Gisela Johnson &  Arte Johnson

Arte Johnson and his wife, Gisela were married on August 15th, 1969 and had been together for 51 years, up to Arte Johnson’s death on July 3rd, 2019.

Arte Johnson was born Arthur Stanton Eric Johnson on January 20th, 1929, in Benton Harbor, MI, Johnson got his start in show business in 1953 when he decided to audition in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, the 1953 comedy that starred Jane Russell and Marilyn Monroe.

Arte Johnson’s wife, Gisela Johnson was at the side of Johnson throughout his acting career. In 2013, she accompanied Johnson in the “Still Laugh-In: A Toast to George Schlatter” in Beverly Hills.

Arte Johnson Death and Cause

Arthur Stanton Eric Johnson formally known as Arte Johnson was born on January 20th, 1929 and died on July 3rd, 2019. He was an American comic actor who was a regular in the 1960s NBC smash hit Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In. His best-remembered characters on the sketch show were a German soldier with the catchphrase “Verrrry interesting…”, and an old man who habitually propositioned Ruth Buzzi’s spinster character.

Johnson was 90 years old as at the time he passed on. He died in Los Angeles due to heart failure after a long battle with bladder and prostate cancer, first reported by The Hollywood Reporter. He was a non-Hodgkins lymphoma survivor, having been diagnosed and successfully treated in 1997

Johnson won an Emmy for his work on Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In and worked in TV and film for nearly 50 years before passing away at Cedars-Sinai in Los Angeles.

Johson’s family has yet to announce plans for a ceremony, but his ashes will be taken to Hawaii for a ceremony there.

According to Deadline, instead of flowers Johnson’s family is requesting donations to be made to Actors & Others for Animals, Best Friends and/or to Cancer Research.

Besides his wife, Johnson is also survived by his brother Coslough Johnson. Coslough also won an Emmy for his writing on Laugh-In in 1968.