Loretta Swit - Famous Singer

Loretta Swit Net Worth


Loretta Swit, a famous American actress, has a net worth of $4 million. Best known for portraying Major Margaret ‘Hot Lips’ Houlihan on the TV series ‘M*A*S*H’, Swit won multiple Emmy and Golden Globe Award nominations, winning two Emmys in total during the show’s 11-year run.

Key facts:

  • Loretta Swit gained popularity when she portrayed the character of Major Margaret 'Hot Lips' Houlihan in the CBS series 'M*A*S*H,' which ran for 11 seasons until 1983.
  • She received numerous award nominations for her performances, winning two Emmy awards and other accolades.
  • Loretta Swit was one of the few cast members to appear in all episodes of the series "M*A*S*H."
  • She started her acting career on stage and appeared in various productions such as "The Mystery of Edwin Drood" and "Same Time, Next Year" on Broadway.
  • In the 197s and 198s, Loretta Swit appeared in several television films such as "The Hostage Heart" and "First Affair."

Basic Information About Loretta Swit

CategoryCelebrities β€Ί Actors
ProfessionsActor, Singer, Television presenter
Net worth$4,000,000
Date of birth1937-11-04 (86 years old)
Place of birthPassaic
NationalityUnited States of America
SpouseDennis Holahan - (21 DecemberΒ 1983 - 1995)Β (divorced)
Height5 ft 5 in (1.676 m)
Social Mediaβ†—οΈŽ Wikipedia β†—οΈŽ IMDb

What Movie Awards did Loretta Swit win?


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Loretta Swit awards

Award Name State Movie / Series Name Year
Impact Award - WinnerM*A*S*H2009

Loretta Swit roles

Movie / Series Role
S.O.B.Polly Reed
Match Game PMSelf - Panelist 4 episodes, 1977-1979
Batman: The Animated SeriesMarcia Cates / ... 1 episode, 1992
Mission: ImpossibleMidge Larson 1 episode, 1970
M*A*S*HMaj. Margaret 'Hot Lips' Houlihan 251 episodes, 1972-1983
MannixDorothy Harker / ... 2 episodes, 1970
Murder, She WroteKim Mitchell 1 episode, 1994
PetrocelliElla Knox 1 episode, 1974
Love, American StyleDoris (segment "Love and the Pick-Up Fantasy") / ... 2 episodes, 1972-1973
The Love BoatKathy Ross / ... 4 episodes, 1977-1984
Burke's LawEvelyn Turner 1 episode, 1995
The Muppet ShowSelf - Special Guest Star 1 episode, 1980
Match Game 73Self - Panelist 51 episodes, 1973-1979
Cagney & LaceyDet. Christine Cagney 1 episode, 1981
Hawaii Five-OWanda Russell / ... 4 episodes, 1969-1972

Loretta Swit's Quotes

  • Hot Lips changed a lot in eleven years. Initially Margaret Houlihan behaved as though a man were the only thing that could complete her life, and she didn't see what richness her life contained. She gained a lot of self-esteem through the years, and she came to realize that what she did, what she offered, was valuable. To oversimplify it, I took each traumatic change that happened in her life and kept it. I didn't discard anything. I didn't go on into the next episode as if it were a different character in a different play. She was a character in constant flux. She never stopped developing.
  • I mean, certain things had to remain the same. She had to remain one of the antagonists because that was the structure of the show. In the second season, we saw for the first time that she was unhappy with "Frank" and wanted more from her life. Then around the third or fourth year, in an episode called M*A*S*H: The Nurses (1976), "Hot Lips" gave the nurses a speech telling them how lonely she was because she was in charge and that's the way it was, so she couldn't really have any friends. Her marriage and her divorce changed her. Her affair with "Hawkeye" in M*A*S*H: Comrades in Arms: Part 1 (1977) changed both characters, so that they were never really rivals again.
  • Sometimes I would get letters from nurses saying how grateful they were that a nurse was finally being portrayed as a person, a caring human being. As far as the audience was concerned, I think it identifies with at least one or two or maybe all of us. We have become people to them and never caricatures. We're very real to them.
  • Larry Linville and I were very deep friends. Very often we would go behind the tents on the TV series M*A*S*H (1972) to work out scenes and then bring them to the Director.
  • I always wanted to be an actress. Luckily, my mother loved movies and we would go to double features and sit through both films twice.

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Interesting Facts about Loretta Swit

  1. Wanted to leave M*A*S*H (1972) after the 8th season, but FOX wouldn't let her out of her contract. She has said that she wanted to star in the series Cagney & Lacey (1981), after she made the pilot movie, but her MASH commitment prevented her from doing so.
  2. Received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1989.
  3. Wrote a book on needlepoint.
  4. Wears a size 7 shoe.
  5. During a M*A*S*H (1972) season hiatus, Loretta starred as "Chris Cagney" in the pilot episode of Cagney & Lacey (1981) in 1981. She wanted to leave the show, which was in its ninth season, to star as the police officer when the pilot was picked up. The "M*A*S*H" producers, however, wouldn't let her go. Meg Foster subbed in for Loretta, who in turn was replaced by Sharon Gless.
  6. Her outspoken stand against the killing of fur-bearing animals for high-fashion wear has been rewarded with acknowledgments from the American Humane Society and the Animal Protection Institute of America. In addition, she teamed with Robert Redford for a PBS special centering on animal species that were threatened with extinction and is an active board member for Actors and Others for Animals, and other similar organizations.
  7. Has her own line of jewelry which she has sold at jewelry shows across the nation.
  8. Was in attendance at the wedding of Robert Wagner to Jill St. John.
  9. Loretta Swit is starring in the world premiere performance of a comedy written by Mark Miller. The play is being performed at the renowned Alhambra Dinner Theatre, which is the oldest and longest-running dinner theatre in America. [August 2010]
  10. Honored by the Pacific Pioneer Broadcaster in celebration of her career, which took place at the Sportsmen's Lodge in Studio City, California. [September 2008]
  11. Dated Bill Hudson in the '70s.
  12. Honeymooned with husband Dennis Holahan in Egypt. Became stepmother to his teenaged children, Nicholas and Belle.
  13. Has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6240 Hollywood Blvd.
  14. Alumna of the AADA (American Academy of Dramatic Arts), Class of 1959.

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