Loretta Swit

Date Of Birth:
4 November 1937
Place Of Birth:
Passaic, New Jersey
Best Known As:
'Hot Lips' Houlihan
Loretta Swit began her career in live theater and then began making TV guest appearances in 1969. In 1972 she landed the full-time role of Major Margaret 'Hot Lips' Houlihan on the TV series M*A*S*H. The show became such a smash hit that, like fellow actors Gary 'Radar' Burghoff and Larry 'Major Burns' Linville, Loretta Swit remains permanently identified with her character, the uptight-yet-sexy nurse Houlihan. Loretta Swit later hosted the show Those Incredible Animals on TV's The Discovery Channel.
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Loretta Swit was the original Cagney in the 1981 movie pilot for the TV series Cagney and Lacey. But she couldn’t get out of her M*A*S*H contract, and the role later went to Sharon Gless… Other M*A*S*H stars included Alan Alda and McLean Stevenson.

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