Loretta Swit
Loretta Swit
Real Name/Full Name Loretta Jane Swit
Nick Name/Celebrated Name: Loretta Swit
Birth Place: Passaic, New Jersey, US
Date Of Birth/Birthday: November 4, 1937
Age/How Old: 86 years old
Height/How Tall: In Centimetres – 168 cm
In Feet and Inches – 5′ 6″
Weight: In Kilograms – 58 Kg
In Pounds – 124 lbs
Eye Color: Blue
Hair Color: Blonde
Parents Name: Father– Lester Swit
Mother – Nellie Swit
Siblings: N/A
School: Pope Pius XII High School, Passaic, Katharine Gibbs School, Montclair
College: N/A
Religion: Roman Catholic
Nationality: American
Zodiac Sign: Scorpio
Gender: Female
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Divorced
Boyfriend: N/A
Husband/Spouse Name: N/A
Kids/Children Name: N/A
Profession: Actress
Net Worth: $5 million
Last Updated: June 2024

Loretta Swit has had a long career. She is an actress and has also played many famous character roles. She started from drama plays to TV shows to movies. Her outstanding character performance was Major Margaret in M*A*S*H.

Well, how well do you know about Loretta Swit? If not much, we have compiled all you need to know about Loretta Swit’s net worth in 2024, her age, height, weight, boyfriend, husband, kids, biography and complete details about her life. Well, if you’re all set, here is what we know about Loretta Swit to date.

Biography and Early Life

Loretta was born of Polish descent in Passaic, New Jersey. She was born to Lester and Nellie Swit, on 4th November 1937. Her parents were very much interested in films, and her mother would take her to the theatre with her. Loretta grew her interest in movies when she was six years old.

She loved watching movies and aspired to become an actor. So her parents allowed her to dance classes. She loved dancing and was very artistic, but she liked being on her own. She did not like to go out and play with other children, and her introverted nature bothered her mother.

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

So, how old is Loretta Swit in 2024, and what is her height and weight? Well, Loretta Swit’s age is 86 years old as of today’s date 20th June 2024 having been born on 4 November 1937. Though, she is 5′ 6″ in feet and inches and 168 cm in Centimetres tall, she weighs about 124 lbs in Pound and 58 kg in Kilograms. Her eye color is Blue and hair color is Blonde.


Loretta studied in Pope Pius XII High School in Passaic, New Jersey. She was never much interested in academics. Initially, her parents supported her love for movies and dancing, but they asked her to focus more on her studies as she grew up. But Loretta was determined about acting, and she also performed in local theatres. She completed her graduation from Katharine Gibbs School, Montclair, in 1957.

Personal Life: Dating, Boyfriends, Husband, Kids

Loretta met Dennis Holahan in the early 1980s. He was an actor, and they got married in 1983. They worked together in M*A*S*H. They had a happy marriage, but due to some disputes, they divorced in 1995. They did not have any children, and Loretta was always seen single after that.

Is Loretta Swit Lesbian?

Loretta is not lesbian, and she is straight. She married only once to Dennis and has no records of dating any man or woman after that. She lives a happy life in her house in the US and is completely straight as far as sexual orientation is concerned.

Professional Career

After Loretta graduated from Katharine Gibbs School, she shifted to Bloomfield and got a job as a stenographer. But she did not find any interest in that, so she took admission in ‘American Academy of Dramatic Awards’, where she studied dancing and singing. She also learned method acting under Gene Frankel while in New York. She began joining theatre groups, and she performed all over the country. In the late 1960s, she started auditioning for TV shows and movies.

Her debut was in 1969, and she played various roles in the series “Hawaii Five-O”. She made her debut in films in the film “Stand Up and Be Counted” in 1972. She also played the role of Major Margaret, a nurse in M*A*S*H. That was a breakthrough role of her career. After that, she did many TV series like “Love, American Style”, “The Mike Douglas Show”, etc. She also appeared on talk shows and game shows on TV.

In 1975, she played the character ‘Alice’ in the movie “Race with the Devil”, which was a huge success. After 1990, she appeared lesser on TV and mainly occurred in guest roles.


She won Sarah Siddons Award in the year 1991 for her fantastic performance in Chicago Theatre.

In the year 1989, she was honored with the star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

She won Emmy Awards in 1982 for her role in M*A*S*H and was also nominated for Emmy twelve times.

Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Loretta Swit in 2024

Loretta Swit Net Worth
Loretta Swit Net Worth

As of 2024, Loretta’s net worth is $5 million. She stays in her luxurious house in LA, California, US, and earns a salary of $500,000. She has performed in numerous plays, movies, and in TV shows as well. She started her career with dancing and singing and later turned it towards acting, where she found her passion and success. This income does not come by surprise as she has shown her determination towards it since a long period of time.

Some Interesting Facts You Need To Know

Lorette was the only person who was appeared throughout the series M*A*S*H. She appeared in the first episode as well as in the last episode.

Dennis Holahan played the role of her character’s love interest in M*A*S*H, after which they had got married.

After she graduated from Katharine Gibbs School, she shifted to Bloomfield and got a job as a stenographer.

She is an animal activist and has donated a lot for animal welfare. She is also the spokesperson for Humane Society of the United States.

She has her own jewelry line, and she wrote the book “A Needlepoint Scrapbook”, which is about needlepoints. She also does watercolor paintings.

To conclude about Loretta Swit, she is an amazing actor and an inspiring woman. Not only did she donate for animal welfare, but she also has spoken about how we can make the world better for animals and has implemented it in her life. She is a strict vegetarian and has influenced people all over the world.


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