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Loretta Swit

Born Nov 4, 1937

Loretta Jane Swit is an American stage and television actress known for her character roles. Swit is best known for her portrayal of Major Margaret "Hot Lips" Houlihan on M*A*S*H.

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Loretta Swit.


1937 Birth Born on November 4, 1937.


1955 17 Years Old She graduated from Pope Pius XII High School in Passaic, NJ, in 1955.


1967 29 Years Old In 1967, Swit toured with the national company of Any Wednesday, starring Gardner McKay. … Read More


1970 32 Years Old When Swit arrived in Hollywood in 1970, she performed in television shows, including Gunsmoke, Mission: Impossible, Hawaii Five-O, and Mannix.
1972 34 Years Old 1 More Event
Starting in 1972, Swit played Major Margaret "Hot Lips" Houlihan in the television series M*A*S*H. … Read More


1981 43 Years Old In 1981, Swit played the "Christine Cagney" role in the movie pilot for the television series Cagney & Lacey, but was precluded by contractual obligations from continuing the role. … Read More
1983 45 Years Old Swit married actor Dennis Holahan in 1983 and divorced him in 1995. … Read More
1987 49 Years Old Swit also guest-starred in shows such as The Love Boat, Win, Lose or Draw, Match Game, Pyramid, and Hollywood Squares. She also starred in Christmas programs such as the television version of The Best Christmas Pageant Ever and 1987's PBS Special A Christmas Calendar.


1992 54 Years Old In 1992 she hosted the 26-part series Those Incredible Animals on the Discovery Channel.


2008 70 Years Old Swit's latest appearance was on GSN Live on October 10, 2008.
2012 74 Years Old Swit joined neo-folk band, Roses Never Fade in 2012. … Read More
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