Loretta Swit

  • Birth Place: Passaic, New Jersey, United States
  • Profession: Actor
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Fast Facts

  • Big break came in the late 1960s playing Agnes Gooch in a Las Vegas production of the musical Mame, opposite Susan Hayward.
  • Had early TV exposure guest starring on series including Hawaii Five-O, Gunsmoke, Mannix and Mission: Impossible.
  • Played the role of Chris Cagney in the pilot for the 1981 TV-movie Cagney & Lacey. Sharon Gless portrayed her in the series.
  • An outspoken activist for animal causes; hosted the 1992 series Those Incredible Animals.
  • Is a watercolor artist and designs own jewelry line.

Awards

  • 1974, Emmy — Best Supporting Actress in Comedy: Nominee
  • 1978, Emmy — Outstanding Continuing Performance by a Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 1976, Emmy — Outstanding Continuing Performance by a Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 1980, Emmy — Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy or Variety or Music Series: Winner
  • 1975, Emmy — Outstanding Continuing Performance by a Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 1982, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy: Nominee
  • 1977, Emmy — Outstanding Continuing Performance by a Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 1980, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy: Nominee
  • 1983, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television: Nominee
  • 1974, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television: Nominee
  • 1979, Emmy — Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy or Comedy-Variety or Music Series: Nominee
  • 1982, Emmy — Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy or Variety or Music Series: Winner
  • 1981, Emmy — Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy or Variety or Music Series: Nominee
  • 1983, People's Choice Awards — Favorite Female TV Performer: Winner
  • 1983, Emmy — Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy, Variety or Music Series: Nominee

Relationships

  • Nellie Swit — Mother
  • Lester Swit — Father
  • Dennis Holahan — Ex-husband

College

  • Attended American Academy of Dramatic Arts, New York, New York, United States; attended Gene Frankel Theatre Workshop, New York, New York, United States
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