M*A*S*H Star Loretta Swit, 82, Opens up about Life during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Loretta Swit, who is most popular for her portrayal of Major Margaret "Hot Lips" Houlihan on "M*A*S*H," discussed her life amid the novel coronavirus pandemic in a recent interview.

During the COVID-19 outbreak, the 82-year-old actress has been using her time indoors, bringing issues to light about our heroes.

"The volunteers, caregivers and first responders who are the front of the trenches -- they are our heartbeat. Our lifeline," Swit told Fox News. "The times are challenging, but we are tough."

Loretta Swit at Universal Studios Hollywood on February 26, 2019 in Universal City, California | Photo: Getty Images

Loretta Swit at Universal Studios Hollywood on February 26, 2019 in Universal City, California | Photo: Getty Images

HER FAITH IS INTACT

"I have been networking. I have been shooting PSAs on my iPhone for New York City," she added, "the city I love, for the ASPCA and Ayla's Acres for my love of animals, and Paws for Purple Hearts [because] I love veterans, POWs and [our] military."

Swit worked at Ground Zero after September 11. According to the acclaimed actress, her experience working there has left her faith intact and invulnerable during intense occasions. 

Swit, who is presently in New York City, has never thought about leaving behind her beloved city. New York City is the epicenter of the novel coronavirus outbreak in the U.S.

Loretta Swit and Dennis Holahan in London on June 6, 1984 | Photo: Getty Images

Loretta Swit and Dennis Holahan in London on June 6, 1984 | Photo: Getty Images

HER ARRIVAL IN HOLLYWOOD

The Emmy Award winner was born in November 1937 in Passaic, New Jersey, USA, according to IMDb. She's equally versatile at comedy and drama.

In 1970, Swit arrived in Hollywood and merited some attention by lightening up several dramas with her humorous, off-centered performances.

It was not to be. She was unable to get out of her contract. 

Loretta Swit visits Hallmark's "Home & Family" at Universal Studios Hollywood in Universal City, California. | Photo: Getty Images

Loretta Swit visits Hallmark's "Home & Family" at Universal Studios Hollywood in Universal City, California. | Photo: Getty Images

STAR-MAKING ROLE

But her star-making role came when she was picked to star as Major Margaret "Hot Lips" Houlihan in the 1972 television series "M*A*S*H." Swit remained with the show the entire eleven seasons.

As reported by Me TV, Swit almost left "M*A*S*H" to play the role of Cagney on the police procedural drama television series "Cagney & Lacey."

Loretta Swit on November 11, 2015 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida | Source: Getty Images

Loretta Swit on November 11, 2015 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida | Source: Getty Images

In an interview, Swit said in the event she had been permitted to leave "M*A*S*H," she would have done Cagney since she adored the character. However, it was not to be. She was unable to get out of her contract. 

Meanwhile, the actress married actor Dennis Holahan in 1983 in a small church ceremony in the San Fernando Valley. She met him during a taping of "M*A*S*H."

Only friends and family members witnessed the wedding vows. In any case, some of Swit's celebrity friends went to the night gathering at a Beverly Hills restaurant.

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