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Where Are They Now - Friday, October 21, 2016

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Actress Loretta Swit is known to audiences as "Hot Lips" Houlihan on M*A*S*H. We haven't seen too much of her these days on the acting scene. What has she been doing with her time? Find out here!

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--DEAD OR ALIVE?--

See if you know if the following celebrities have had a visit from the "Grim Reaper":

Lou Jacobi: He appeared in "I.Q.", "Arthur" and "My Favorite Year", among many movies

Don Grady: Played Robbie Douglas on the TV series "My Three Sons"

Sonia Braga: Sultry Brazilian actress, starred in "Dona Flor and Her Two Husbands", "Kiss of the Spider Woman", and other movies



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Loretta Swit

Click Here to Learn More About Loretta Swit

BIRTH DATE: November 4, 1937, Passaic, New Jersey

CLAIM TO FAME: She is best-known for her portrayal of Major Margaret "Hot Lips" Houlihan on M*A*S*H.

FAMILY LIFE: She was married to actor Dennis Holahan from 1983 until 1995.

INFO: Swit trained at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts as a singer before finding a career in the theater. She joined the national touring company of Any Wednesday in 1967, which starred Gardner McKay. She went on to play a Pigeon sister opposite Don Rickles and Ernest Borgnine in an L.A. run of The Odd Couple, and then appeared as Agnes Gooch in the Las Vegas version of Mame.

When she arrived in Hollywood in 1970, she appeared on television in Gunsmoke, Mission: Impossible, Hawaii Five-O, and Mannix. In 1972, she got her big break when she landed the role of "Hot Lips" Houlihan on the television series M*A*S*H. She ended up staying for all 11 seasons of the show, from 1972 to 1983.

During the series' occasional production layoffs, she starred in a number of made-for-TV movies, including the pilot episode of Cagney and Lacey (1981). She also had supporting roles in films like S.O.B. (1981), Beer (1985), Whoops Apocalypse (1988), Forest Warrior (1996) and Beach Movie (1998). She was the host of a cable-TV wildlife series called Those Incredible Animals for five years beginning in 1992.

TRIVIA: Received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1989.

In 1991, won the Sarah Siddons Award for her work in Chicago theatre.

Graduated from Pope Pius XII High School in Passaic, NJ, in 1955.

Is vegan.

Is of Polish descent.

Received two Emmys for her work on M*A*S*H.

Studied with Gene Frankel in Manhattan and considered him her acting coach.

Made her Broadway debut in Same Time, Next Year in 1975 opposite Ted Bessell.

Wrote a book called Needlepoint Scrapbook.

Wanted to leave "M*A*S*H" (1972) after the 8th season, but FOX wouldn't let her out of her contract.

WHERE IS SHE NOW: In August/September 2010, Swit starred in the world premiere of Mark Miller's play, Amorous Crossings at the Alhambra Dinner Theatre in Jacksonville, Florida, directed by Todd Booth.

An animal rights activist, Swit now devotes most of her time to fundraising for humane organizations. She began her own jewelry line and exhibits her watercolor paintings to help raise money for these charities, and has served as a spokesperson for the Humane Society of the United States.

OFFICIAL WEBSITE: switheart.com

CREDITS:

1998 Beach Movie...Mrs. Jones

1998 Diagnosis Murder (TV Series)...Maggie Dennings
- Drill for Death (1998)

1997 Cow and Chicken (TV Series)...Judge
- Space Cow/The Legend of Sailcat (1997) ... Judge (voice, as Lorretta Swit)

1996 Forest Warrior...Shirley

1995 Burke's Law (TV Series)...Evelyn Turner
- Who Killed the Sweet Smell of Success? (1995)

1994 Murder, She Wrote (TV Series)...Kim Mitchell
- Portrait of Death (1994)

1992 The Big Battalions (TV Mini-Series)...Cora Lynne
- Episode #1.4 (1992) ... Cora Lynne
- Episode #1.3 (1992) ... Cora Lynne

1992 A Killer Among Friends (TV Movie)...Det. Patricia Staley

1992 Batman: The Animated Series (TV Series)...Marcia Cates
- Mad as a Hatter (1992) (voice)

1991 Hell Hath No Fury (TV Movie)

1990 A Matter of Principle (TV Movie)...Janet Short

1989 ABC Afterschool Specials (TV Series)...Wanda Karpinsky
- My Dad Can't Be Crazy... Can He? (1989)

1988 Whoops Apocalypse...President Barbara Adams

1988 14 Going on 30 (TV Movie)...Miss Horton

1986 Dreams of Gold: The Mel Fisher Story (TV Movie)...Deo Fisher

1985 Miracle at Moreaux (TV Movie)...Sister Gabrielle

1985 Beer...B.D. Tucker

1985 Sam (TV Movie)...Samantha Flynn

1985 The Execution (TV Movie)...Marysia Walenka

1977-1984 The Love Boat (TV Series)...Kathy Ross / Anoushka Mishancov / Terry Larsen
- My Mother, My Chaperone/The Present/The Death and Life of Sir Albert Demerest/Welcome Aboard: Part 2 (1984) ... Kathy Ross
- My Mother, My Chaperone/The Present/The Death and Life of Sir Albert Demerest/Welcome Aboard: Part 1 (1984) ... Kathy Ross
- A Time for Everything/The Song Is Ended/Accidental Cruise/Anoushka (1978) ... Anoushka Mishancov
- Ex Plus Y/Golden Agers/Graham and Kelly (1977) ... Terry Larsen

1983 First Affair (TV Movie)...Jane Simon

1972-1983 M*A*S*H (TV Series)...Major Margaret Houlihan

1983 The Best Christmas Pageant Ever (TV Movie)...Grace Bradley

1982 Games Mother Never Taught You (TV Movie)...Laura Bentells

1982 The Kid from Nowhere (TV Movie)...Caroline Baker

1981 Cagney & Lacey (TV Series)...Det. Christine Cagney
- Pilot (1981)

1981 S.O.B....Polly Reed

1980 The Love Tapes (TV Movie)...Samantha Young

1979 Valentine (TV Movie)...Emily

1979 Friendships, Secrets and Lies (TV Movie)...B.J.

1979 Mirror, Mirror (TV Movie)...Sandy McLaren

1979 Supertrain (TV Series)...Alice Phillips
- Hail to the Chief (1979)

1977 The Hostage Heart (TV Movie)...Chris LeBlanc

1976 Good Heavens (TV Series)...Maxine
- Good Neighbor Maxine (1976)

1975 Rickles (TV Movie)...Major Hotlips Houlihan

1975 Race with the Devil...Alice

1975 It's a Bird... It's a Plane... It's Superman! (TV Movie)...Sydney

1975 The Last Day (TV Movie)...Daisy

1974 Freebie and the Bean...Mildred - Meyers' Wife

1974 Petrocelli (TV Series)...Ella Knox
- By Reason of Madness (1974)

1974 Tony Orlando and Dawn (TV Series)
- Episode #1.1 (1974)

1974 Policewomen...Police Clerk (uncredited)

1972-1973 Love, American Style (TV Series)...Mary Beth Scoggins (segment "Love and the Locksmith") / Doris (segment "Love and the Pick-Up Fantasy")
- Love and the Big Top/Love and the Locksmith/Love and the Odd Couples/Love and the Unwedding (1973) ... Mary Beth Scoggins (segment "Love and the Locksmith")
- Love and the Hairy Excuse/Love and Lady Luck/Love and the Pick-Up Fantasy (1972) ... Doris (segment "Love and the Pick-Up Fantasy")

1973 Shirts/Skins (TV Movie)...Linda Bush

1973 Ironside (TV Series)...Sally Pearson
- Ollinger's Last Case (1973)

1973 Deadhead Miles...Lady with Glass Eye

1972 Stand Up and Be Counted...Hilary McBride

1972 Bonanza (TV Series)...Ellen Sue Greely
- A Visit to Upright (1972)

1972 Fireball Forward (TV Movie)...Nurse (uncredited)

1969-1972 Hawaii Five-O (TV Series)...Wanda Russell / Betty / Anna
- Bait Once, Bait Twice (1972) ... Betty
- Three Dead Cows at Makapuu: Part II (1970) ... Wanda Russell
- Three Dead Cows at Makapuu: Part I (1970) ... Wanda Russell
- A Thousand Pardons - You're Dead! (1969) ... Anna

1971 The Bold Ones: The New Doctors (TV Series)...Rosalyn
- The Convicts (1971)

1971 Cade's County (TV Series)...Ginny Lomax
- Homecoming (1971)

1970 Gunsmoke (TV Series)...Donna / Belle Clark
- Snow Train: Part 2 (1970) ... Donna
- Snow Train: Part 1 (1970) ... Donna
- The Pack Rat (1970) ... Belle Clark

1970 Mannix (TV Series)...Jill Packard / Dorothy Harker
- Figures in a Landscape (1970) ... Jill Packard
- Only One Death to a Customer (1970) ... Dorothy Harker

1970 Mission: Impossible (TV Series)...Midge Larson
- Homecoming (1970)

To see Then & Now pictures of Loretta Swit, visit: Celebrity Nooz

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--Answers to DEAD OR ALIVE--

Lou Jacobi - DEAD
Born: 12/28/1913 Died: 10/23/2009

Don Grady - DEAD
Born: 06/08/1944 Died: 06/27/2012

Sonia Braga - ALIVE
Born: 06/08/1950


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WHO PASSED ON THIS WEEK...

10/19
Phil Chess, 95, Polish-born American record producer and company executive (Chess Records).

10/18
Dave Colclough, 52, Welsh professional poker player, cancer.
Sergei Likhachev, 76, Azeri-born Russian tennis player and coach.
Gary Sprake, 71, Welsh football player (Leeds United, national team).
Sir Sigmund Sternberg, 95, Hungarian-born British philanthropist, businessman and Labour Party donor.
Ken Wiwa, 47, Nigerian journalist and author.

10/17
Rufin Anthony, 76, Pakistani Roman Catholic prelate, Bishop of Islamabad-Rawalpindi (since 2010).
Eddie Applegate, 81, American actor (The Patty Duke Show, Easy A, A Ticklish Affair).
Laurie Dwyer, 77, Australian football player (North Melbourne).
Izu Joseph, 24, Nigerian footballer (Shooting Stars SC), shot.
Cephas Msipa, 85, Zimbabwean politician.
George Peebles, 80, Scottish footballer (Dunfermline Athletic, Stirling Albion).
Irwin Smigel, 92, American dentist, pneumonia.
Rémy Vogel, 55, French footballer (RC Strasbourg).
Vicente Bermudez Zacarias, 37, Mexican judge, shot.

10/16
Mickey Byrne, 93, Irish hurler (Tipperary).
Anthony Foley, 42, Irish rugby union player and coach (Munster).
Tony Golab, 97, Canadian football player (Ottawa Rough Riders).
Calvin Gotlieb, 95, Canadian professor and computer scientist.
Edgar Fleisher Gross, 85, American entertainment lawyer (Richard Gere, Gene Hackman) and producer (Hope and Glory).
Clyde C. Holloway, 72, American politician, member of the U.S. House of Representatives (1987–1993).
Valerie Hunter Gordon, 94, British inventor (disposable nappies).
Jia Jia, 38, Chinese giant panda, euthanized.
Kigeli V, 80, Rwandan monarch, King (1959–1961).
Kudzai Mbudzi, 54, Zimbabwean politician.
Ted V. Mikels, 87, American filmmaker (Girl in Gold Boots, The Astro-Zombies, The Doll Squad).
Arsen Pavlov, 33, Russian military officer, participant in the War in Donbass, IED explosion.
Jacques Picoux (zh), 67, French artist, fall.
Juras Požela, 34, Lithuanian politician, Minister of Health (since March 2016), pancreatitis.
Juan Radrigán, 79, Chilean writer, cancer.
Joseph A. Suozzi, 95, Italian-born American judge and politician.
Viktor Zubkov, 79, Russian basketball player, Olympic silver medalist (1956, 1960).

10/15
Dennis Byrd, 50, American football player (New York Jets), traffic collision.
Danny Champagne, 65, Jamaican music producer, complications from stroke.
Robert Edwards, 74, American singer (The Intruders), heart attack.
Quentin Groves, 32, American football player (Jacksonville Jaguars, Oakland Raiders, Cleveland Browns), heart attack.
Teodor Laço, 80, Albanian politician, diplomat and author.
Jossy Mansur, 82, Aruban editor.
Bruce Marshall, 54, American ice hockey coach (Connecticut Huskies, Franklin Pierce Ravens).
Octagonal, 24, New Zealand Thoroughbred racehorse, euthanized.
Frank Peers, 98, Canadian broadcaster and political scientist.

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