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Loretta Swit

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Biography

Passaic, New Jersey, USA
Equally versatile at comedy and drama, Loretta Swit's parents, Polish immigrants who settled in Passaic, New Jersey, 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. Read more...

Actor

Character: Hilary McBride

Stand Up and Be Counted 1972

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Character: Meyers' Wife

Freebie and the Bean 1974

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Character: Herself - Nominee: Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy or Variety or Music Series & Presenter: Outstanding Drama Series

The 33rd Annual Emmy Awards 1981

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Character: Det. Patricia Staley

A Killer Among Friends 1992

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Character: Janet Short

A Matter of Principle 1990

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Character: President Barbara Adams

Whoops Apocalypse 1988

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Character: B.D. Tucker

Beer 1985

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Character: Major Margaret Houlihan

M*A*S*H 1972

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Character: Det. Christine Cagney

Cagney & Lacey 1981

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Character: Ella Knox

Petrocelli 1974

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Character: Midge Larson

Mission: Impossible 1966

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Character: Ginny Lomax

Cade's County 1971

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Character: Cora Lynne

The Big Battalions 1992

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Character: Herself - 'Silver Bells'

Bob Hope's Bag Full of Christmas Memories 1993

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Character: Polly Reed

S.O.B. 1981

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Character: Major Hotlips Houlihan

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