Loretta Swit Net Worth 2020, Biography, Education and Career

Loretta Swit Net Worth 2020, Bio, Height, Weight, and Awards

Loretta Swit Net Worth 2020 – Played the role of head nurse Major Margaret Houlihan on TV’s M*A*S*H.

She also appeared in the films Race with the Devil and Goodbye, Farewell, and Amen.

Loretta Swit Net Worth 2020, Bio, Height, Weight, and Awards


Loretta Jane Swit was born on November 4, 1937. Born in Passaic, New Jersey, of Polish descent, Swit’s parents were Lester and Nellie Swit.

She was married to Dennis Holahan from 1983 to 1995.

Height And Weight

  • Height:  5’5″ (1.68 m)
  • Weight: 128 pounds
  • Shoe Size: Not Available
  • Body Shape: Hourglass
  • Hair Colour: Blonde


She graduated from Pope Pius XII High School in Passaic in 1955.

In 1957, she graduated from Katharine Gibbs School in Montclair in June, then was employed as a stenographer in Bloomfield.

She studied drama with Gene Frankel in Manhattan in New York City and considered him her acting coach.

Loretta Swit’s Career

Loretta began her professional career on stage in the late 60s, appearing in touring and regional productions.

She appeared on Broadway in “Same Time, Next Year” in 1975, and also in “The Mystery of Edwin Drood”.

Loretta began her on-camera career in 1972, guest-starring on such television shows as, “Gunsmoke”, “Hawaii Five-O”, and “Mission: Impossible”.

She toured with Any Wednesday before landing her role on M*A*S*H.

Loretta is most widely recognized for her performance as Major Margaret “Hot Lips” Houlihan, on the hit television series, “M*A*S*H”.

She went on to win two Emmy Awards for her work on the show.

She also starred in multiple television movies after her eleven seasons on “M*A*S*H”, including, “Miracle at Moreaux”, “A Killer Among Friends”, and “The Big Battalion”.

Swit also guest-starred in shows such as BonanzaThe Love BoatWin, Lose or DrawGunsmokeMatch GamePyramidThe 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.

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.

Loretta Swit Net Worth 2020


  • In 1991, she won the Sarah Siddons Award for her work in Chicago theatre.
  • Swit received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1989.
  • TV Land Impact Icon Award 2009 · M*A*S*H
  • Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series 1980, 1982 (MASH)
  • People’s Choice Award for Favorite Female TV Performer 1983 (MASH)

Net Worth

Loretta Swit has a net worth of $4 million dollars.

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