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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1937 Birth Born on November 4, 1937.


1955 17 Years Old Born in Passaic, New Jersey, of Polish descent, Swit's parents were Lester and Nellie Swit. She graduated from Pope Pius XII High School in Passaic in 1955.
1957 19 Years Old In 1957, she graduated from Katharine Gibbs School in Montclair in June, then was employed as a stenographer in Bloomfield. … Read More


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


1969 31 Years Old When Swit arrived in Hollywood, starting in 1969 she performed guest roles in various television series, including Hawaii Five-O (her first TV credit); Gunsmoke; Mission: Impossible; and Mannix.
1972 34 Years Old 1 More Event
Starting in 1972, Swit played the sassy blonde head nurse 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 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.
2010 72 Years Old In August–September 2010, Swit starred in the world premier of the Mark Miller play, Amorous Crossings at the Alhambra Dinner Theatre in Jacksonville, Florida, directed by Todd Booth.
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