M*A*S*H Loretta Swit At RI Comic Con
Nov. 4th. - 6th.
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Mini Bio from IMDB:
Equally versatile at comedy and drama, Loretta Swit was born on November 4, 1937, in Passaic, New Jersey. Her parents, Polish immigrants, were not in favor of her making a stab at a show business career. Performing on stage from age 7, however, nothing and nobody could deter her.A natural singer who trained at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts before finding work in repertory companies, her features were deemed a bit too plain and hard for ingénue roles so she attempted musicals and light comedy, imbuing her characters with a snappy, comic edge. Beginning with the 1967 national touring company of "Any Wednesday", starring Gardner McKay, she forged ahead as a scene-stealing "Pigeon sister" opposite Don Rickles and Ernest Borgnine in an L.A. run of "The Odd Couple" and, from there, earned more laughs as the hopelessly awkward "Agnes Gooch" in the Las Vegas version of "Mame" starring Susan Hayward and (later) Celeste Holm.Arriving in Hollywood in 1970, Loretta merited some attention by lightening up a number of dramas with her humorous, off-centered performances on such TV fare as Gunsmoke, Mission: Impossible, Hawaii Five-O and Mannix. Her star-making role, however, came within two years of moving to the West Coast when she inherited Sally Kellerman's vitriolic "Hot Lips" Houlihan movie character for the TV series version of MASH. She stayed with the show the entire eleven seasons and was Emmy-nominated every season the show was on the air (except the first). Although Loretta's post-"MASH" career may appear less noteworthy (it would be hard to imagine anything that could top her bookend Emmy wins on the MAS*H series), she has nonetheless remained quite active and provided colorful support in a handful of films including S.O.B., Beer, Whoops Apocalypse, Forest Warrior and Beach Movie. She also kept up her TV visibility with episodic appearances and occasional mini-movies, including originating the role of "Chris Cagney" in the TV pilot of Pilot. Returning to singing on occasion, she also inherited the Linda Lavin role in the TV version of the stage musical It's a Bird... It's a Plane... It's Superman!
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September 24, 2022 4:15pm ET by ES NEWS PR