Loretta Swit
American actor
Loretta Swit
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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TV Icon Loretta Swit On Art, Animals, And Activism
Huffington Post - 23 days
Loretta Swit is best known for her role as the sexy and smart military nurse Major Margaret "Hot Lips" Houlihan on the enduring TV show M*A*S*H. That iconic character won the actress two Emmy Awards as well as worldwide recognition. The ageless star has also appeared in several movies and on the stage. Acting, however, is only one of Swit's passions. She is also a painter and a passionate animal rights advocate. For Swit, that means all animals-- from our beloved pets, to our farm animals, to wildlife. For reasons of compassion (with a side effect of the health benefits!), she is a devoted vegan who tells me, "Animals are my friends, not my food!" Swit spent Thanksgiving with her like-minded friends in California, and they celebrated the holiday "their way"-- They feed the turkeys (who, apparently, love cranberries)! As we begin 2017, the lovely Ms. Swit is busier than ever. She has collaborated with renowned graphic designer/author Mies Hora for a new coffee table-quality book of he ...
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How 'M.A.S.H.' Actress Loretta Swit Made Her 'Hot Lips' Character Into A Feminist Symbol
Huffington Post - about 1 month
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Loretta Swit: 'M.A.S.H' character 'Hot Lips' Houlihan was 'a raging feminist' and an 'inspiration'
Fox News - about 1 month
Emmy winner Loretta Swit happens to also be a talented artist.
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L.A. theater openings, Oct. 30-Nov. 6: 'Hedwig and the Angry Inch' and more
LATimes - 4 months
This week: Culture Clash returns with an election-season satire, former sitcom star Loretta Swit portrays a former first lady, and “Hedwig” is headed to Hollywood. The Exonerated The Actors’ Gang remounts its production of Jessica Blank and Erik Jensen’s drama based on the true stories of six people...
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Couch bound? Here are our favorite shows currently streaming on Netflix
Yahoo News - over 1 year
This list is continually updated to reflect recent Netflix availability as TV shows are frequently added and removed. Netflix has a treasure trove of awesome movies that you can stream right now, but if you’re looking for more than just a two-hour commitment, it’s also got a boatload of great TV shows you can delve into to keep yourself occupied for days, or even weeks on end. If you just finished a good series and you need a new one to fill the void, Netflix is the place to go. Nothing beats a weekend-long marathon with no commercials, so without further ado, we give you our tightly-curated list of the best Netflix Instant TV shows. Related: Best movies streaming on Hulu | Best movies streaming on YouTube Jump to: New this month Drama Comedy Sci-Fi/Fantasy Action/Mystery Reality TV/Documentary Memory Lane Kids Note: For a complete list of everything coming to Netflix, as well as what’s going away, take a look at our comprehensive monthly breakdown. New for November 2015 Master of None ...
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A new stage for Harry Hamlin in 'One November Yankee'
LATimes - about 4 years
A tale of families now at the NoHo Arts Center, 'One November Yankee' features relationships that hit close to home for Harry Hamlin, who costars with Loretta Swit. Since mid-November, two actors who were once stars of the TV hits "L.A. Law" and "MASH" have been taking the stage four nights a week at a 99-seat North Hollywood theater. The easy assumption to make is that they have settled for local theater after years on Emmy Award-winning television. But that's not the way Harry Hamlin sees it.
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Pam Williams Productions acquire rights to "One November Yankee" play
Yahoo News - about 4 years
LOS ANGELES (TheWrap.com) - Pam Williams Productions has acquired motion picture rights to Josh Ravetch's stage play "One November Yankee," the company announced on Monday. The play, which is running through January 5, 2013, at the NoHo Arts Center, stars Loretta Swit and Harry Hamlin as siblings who discover the wreckage of a single-engine plane crash years after the accident has occurred. The play follows three sets of siblings as each interacts with the downed aircraft over time, from the crash to the discovery to an artist's installation based on the event. ...
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Loretta Swit to join 'Love, Loss' cast in Chicago - Chicago Sun-Times
Google News - over 5 years
... will also follow its pattern of having a rotating cast, so the starting lineup of actresses will now be partially “replaced” by Taylor Miller (of “All My Children” renown), who will join the cast beginning Oct. 25, and Loretta Swit (of “MASH” fame)
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Theater | Troupes will put human foibles on full display - Kansas City Star
Google News - over 5 years
Loretta Swit returns to the New Theatre for a new staging of the Ray Cooney/John Chapman quintessential farce, “Move Over Mrs. Markham.” The supporting cast includes Jim Korinke and Dodie Brown. Performances begin Wednesday. ( www.newtheatre.com) The
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Louie Recap: Master of Your Domain - New York Magazine
Google News - over 5 years
In the end, we watch Louie, back at home, M*A*S*H-turbating to old newswire images photo of Loretta Swit. But when the BBC radio kicks on with grisly tales of African genocide, he gives up. Sometimes, you're just too beat down to beat off
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Two vintage sicko road movies at The Belcourt provide a seedy showcase for the ... - Nashville Scene
Google News - over 5 years
Imagine: There you are, married to Loretta Swit and riding through Texas with Peter Fonda in a pimped-out RV, and suddenly you're being hunted by small-town Satan worshippers who've pegged you for their next ritual sacrifice. It's a shit deal, frankly,
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Okouzlující šťabajzna Margaret Houlihan ze seriálu M*A*S*H vůbec nestárne ... - Super.cz
Google News - over 5 years
Známá americká herečka Loretta Swit (73), která se proslavila rolí vrchní sestry Margaret Houlihan v televizním seriálu M*A*S*H, vypadá stále dokonale. Podívejte se na fotky a přesvědčte se sami. Loretta je dcerou polských imigrantů
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The Alhambra to Host Almost AHBA For Exclusive Area Engagement July 28 - Broadway World
Google News - over 5 years
Opened in 1967, The Alhambra has hosted legends such as Tony Curtis, Claude Aiken, Sid Cesar and Cesar Romero, and, recently, Loretta Swit. The Alhambra was the place of Betty Grable's final acting role. The Alhambra is also home to former Miss America
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Eroii din MASH Ce fac şi cum arată după aproape 40 de ani FOTO şi VIDEO - Realitatea
Google News - over 5 years
Loretta Swit, alias Margaret “Hot Lips” Houlihan. 250 de episoade din MASH şi 73 de ani împliniţi. Născută într-o familie de imigranţi polonezi, Swit are pe lângă MASH câteva apariţii în seriale cunoscute şi publicului românesc: Mannix, Bonanza,
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Review: 'Shirley Valentine' in Forestburgh - Times Herald-Record
Google News - over 5 years
Well cast as the unhappy wife in the current Forestburgh Playhouse production is Loretta Swit, who, in Tuesday night's opening performance, brought a captivating performance to this tour-de-force role. A multiaward-winning actress best known as Maj
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Events, Events, Events: How To Attend Them All? - Hamptons.com
Google News - over 5 years
The evening's festivities were hosted by Loretta Swit, acclaimed actress of television, film and stage and passionate animal advocate. Swit and Nancy Taylor, President and CEO of Bideawee, presented the annual Bideawee Honoree Awards in recognition of
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Loretta Swit
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 2010
    Age 72
    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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  • 2008
    Age 70
    Swit's latest appearance was on GSN Live on October 10, 2008.
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  • FIFTIES
  • 1992
    Age 54
    In 1992 she hosted the 26-part series Those Incredible Animals on the Discovery Channel.
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  • FORTIES
  • 1987
    Age 49
    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.
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  • 1983
    Age 45
    Swit married actor Dennis Holahan in 1983 and divorced him in 1995.
    More Details Hide Details Holahan played Per Johannsen, a Swedish diplomat who became briefly involved with Swit's character in an episode of M*A*S*H. Swit has not remarried and has no children. Swit has written a book on needlepoint (A Needlepoint Scrapbook). In it, she declares that "We are Ms. Pac-Man fanatics in our house." She owns a Ms. Pac-Man machine. The book also includes a Ms. Pac-Man needlepoint design. Swit is a very strong advocate for animals and animal rights, donating much of her time to animal-related causes. In the 1980s, Swit supported efforts of Dr. R Adams Cowley, founder of the shock trauma unit at the University of Maryland, the first of its kind in the United States. Swit helped bring attention to his use of helicopters to transport injured civilians to shock trauma centers since 1969.
  • 1981
    Age 43
    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.
    More Details Hide Details Actress Meg Foster portrayed Cagney for the first six episodes of the television series, with Sharon Gless taking over the role from that point on. Swit also guest-starred in shows such as Bonanza, The Love Boat, Win, Lose or Draw, Gunsmoke, Match Game, Pyramid, The Muppet Show, and Hollywood Squares. On one episode of Match Game, Swit wrote the Polish greeting "Dzień dobry" (even with the diacritical mark) on her card during the introduction.
  • THIRTIES
  • 1972
    Age 34
    Swit was one of only four cast members to stay for all 11 seasons of the show, from 1972 to 1983 (the others being Alan Alda, Jamie Farr, and William Christopher).
    More Details Hide Details She and Alda were the only actors to have been in both the pilot episode and the finale; she appeared in all but 11 of the total of 256 episodes. Swit received two Emmy Awards for her work on M*A*S*H. Later, she was also the first M*A*S*H star to visit South Korea, when she narrated the documentary Korea, the Forgotten War. Her favorite episodes are "Hot Lips & Empty Arms", "Margaret's Engagement" and "The Nurses". She also had a close relationship with Harry Morgan, who played Colonel Sherman T. Potter. They became neighbors, after the series ended, until his death on December 7, 2011. Swit continues to stay close to Alda, along with his wife, 3 daughters and 7 grandchildren.
    Starting in 1972, Swit played the sassy blonde head nurse Major Margaret "Hot Lips" Houlihan in the television series M*A*S*H.
    More Details Hide Details She inherited the star-making role from actress Sally Kellerman, who portrayed Margaret O'Houlihan in the feature film.
  • 1969
    Age 31
    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.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1967
    Age 29
    In 1967, Swit toured with the national company of Any Wednesday, starring Gardner McKay.
    More Details Hide Details She continued as one of the Pigeon sisters opposite Don Rickles and Ernest Borgnine in a Los Angeles run of The Odd Couple. In 1975, Swit played in Same Time, Next Year on Broadway opposite Ted Bessell. She also performed on Broadway in The Mystery of Edwin Drood. From there, she played Agnes Gooch in the Las Vegas version of Mame, starring Susan Hayward and later, Celeste Holm. Most recently, Swit has toured with The Vagina Monologues. In October–November 2003, she starred as the title character in North Carolina Theatre production of Mame in Raleigh, North Carolina.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1957
    Age 19
    In 1957, she graduated from Katharine Gibbs School in Montclair in June, then was employed as a stenographer in Bloomfield.
    More Details Hide Details She studied drama with Gene Frankel in Manhattan in New York City and considered him her acting coach. She regularly returned to his studio to speak with aspiring actors throughout her career. Swit is also a singer, having trained at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts.
  • 1955
    Age 17
    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.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1937
    Born
    Born on November 4, 1937.
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