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episode 164: Mashing It Up with Loretta Swit on 50 years of M*A*S*H

From "Hot Lips" to animal activist. Ending animal suffering and cruelty is my guest's goal. We discuss an amazing career and how you can donate to help protect the animals!

Loretta Swit, is an award-winning animal activist, artist, and actress, who is known worldwide for her iconic starring role as Major Margaret Houlihan on TV’s most honored series, M*A*S*H. 

My guest, Loretta Swit and I discuss:

  • SwitHeart: The Watercolour Artistry & Animal Activism of Loretta Swit, a chronicle of her work as an artist and activist
  • M*A*S*H (a ton of amazing stories) on stet and landing the role of "Hot Lips" Houlihan
  • We remember Ed Asner and share stories
  • Her amazing friendships with the entire M*A*S*H cast and some great Jamie Farr stories
  • Creating the role of Christine Cagney in the Cagney & Lacey pilot
  • Loretta's appearance on Captain Kangaroo 
  • Loretta's appearance on The Muppet Show, signing with Kermit and Miss Piggy, appearing on Pigs in Space, and her Miss Piggy 'feud' 
  • The Love Boat
  • Starring in the Odd Couple with Don Rickles and Ernie Borgnine 
  • Winning multiple Emmys
  • Being an icon and living legend
  • The Betty White Award

You're going to love my conversation with Loretta Swit! Celebrate 50 years of M*A*S*H with us!

Our Guest, Loretta Swit

  • SwitHeart Website
  • SwitHeart Shop
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Instagram
  • Loretta on Cameo

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 2022-09-12  56m