Loretta Swit
Loretta Swit
Celebrated Name: Loretta Swit
Real Name/Full Name: Loretta Jane Swit
Gender: Female
Age: 86 years old
Birth Date: 4 November 1937
Birth Place: Passaic, New Jersey, United States
Nationality: American
Height: 168 cm (5 ft 5 in)
Weight: 55 kg (121 lb)
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Divorced
Husband/Spouse (Name): Dennis Holahan (m. 1983–1995)
Children/Kids (Son and Daughter): No
Dating/Boyfriend (Name): N/A
Is Loretta Swit Lesbian/Gay?: No
Profession: Stage and Television Actress
Salary: $500,000 dollars
Net Worth in 2024: $5 million
Last Updated: April 2024

Loretta Jane Swit, popularly known as Loretta Swit, was an American stage and television actress who had earned popularity after portraying the role of Major Margaret “Hot Lips” Houlihan on M*A*S*H for which she had won two Emmy Awards. She played a prominent character in the series.

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Early Life & Biography

Loretta Swit was born on 4 November 1937 in Passaic, New Jersey. Swit’s parents were Lester Swit and Nellie Swit. She is of Polish descent. She graduated from Pope Pius XII High School in Passaic in 1955. And then, she graduated from Katharine Gibbs School in Montclair, in June 1957.

Personal Life

Loretta Swit got married to actor Dennis Holahan in 1983. Holahan played Per Johannsen, who was a Swedish Diplomat in M*A*S*H, who got involved with Loretta’s character in one of the episodes of the series. They got divorced in 1995 and had no children together. She currently lives in Los Angeles, California, United States.

Age, Height, and Weight

Being born on 4 November 1937, Loretta Swit is 86 years old as of today’s date 20th April 2024. Her height is 1.68m tall, and her weight is 55 kg.


Loretta Swit was associated with Theater, Television, Arts, and Film making. She was very versatile in handling all the domains related to Theatre. Swit began her career in Theater in 1967, when she toured with the national company of Any Wednesday, which starred Gardner McKay. She played the role of one of the Pigeon sisters in a Los Angeles run of The Odd Couple, opposite Ernest Borgnine and Don Rickles.

Swit played in ‘Same Time, Next Year’ on Broadway. Then, she played Agnes Gooch in the Las Vegas version of Mame. Swit has also toured with The Vagina Monologues in recent times. She also played major roles in Shirley Valentine, Amorous Crossings, etc. In 2017, Swit had also appeared in Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks in Buffalo, New York.

When Swit’s acting career had begun in 1969, she appeared in television series like Hawaii Five-O, Gunsmoke, Mission: Impossible, and Mannix, in which she played guest roles. Her career in M*A*S*H had begun in 1972 when she appeared as Major Margaret “Hot Lips” Hulihan. It is a comedy series set during the time of the Korean War. Loretta Swit was one of the few actors who were a part of the show from the beginning to the end. She played Major Margaret in all the episodes of the show, except for eleven. She also played the role of Christine Cagney in ‘Cagney and Lacey’ but had to discontinue due to contractual obligations.

Swit had also played parts in Bonanza, The Love Boat, Win, Lose or Draw, Gunsmoke, Match Game, Pyramid, The Muppet Show, and Hollywood Square. On October 10, 2008, Swit appeared on GSN live, which is her latest appearance. She was part of more than 55 television series!

She had also played roles in many films, like Hilary McBride in Stand Up and Be Counted, Mildred Meyers in Freebie and the Bean, Alice in Race with the Devil, Shirley in Forest Warrior, Mrs. Jones in Beach Movie, and so on.

Awards & Achievements

Here are Loretta Swit’s achievements for her remarkable work.

  • Loretta Swit won the Sarah Siddons Award in 1991 for her theater work in Chicago Theater.
  • In 1989, Swit received a star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame.
  • She won the Primetime Emmy Award in the category ‘Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series’ (M*A*S*H) in 1982.
  • In 1983, she won the ‘People’s Choice Award for Favorite Female TV Performer.’
  • Not only did she win two Emmy’s, but she was also nominated twelve times.
  • In 2009, she won the Impact Icon Award for M*A*S*H.

Net Worth & Salary of Loretta Swit in 2024

Loretta Swit Net Worth
Loretta Swit Net Worth

Loretta Swit’s net worth is $5 million as of April 2024. She earns more than what an average actor earns. Her Salary is around $500,000. She resides in Los Angeles, California, United States, is an independent house.

Loretta Swit is a very famous American actress who has delivered excellent performances in more than fifty Television series. She also played guest roles in many movies and was a theater artist and an acclaimed singer.


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