Actress Loretta Swit says ‘M*A*S*H’ cast still ‘family’ 35 years after its record-breaking finale

SALT LAKE CITY — A TV show about Army medics in the jungles of Korea during a bloody conflict doesn’t sound like a hit, and yet that’s exactly what the CBS show “M*A*S*H” (1972-1983) turned into following a bumpy start. After the network nearly canceled it in its first season, 105.9 million viewers tuned in to watch the show’s finale 11 years later — a record broken only in 2010 by the Super Bowl.

This year marks the 35-year anniversary of the show’s ending, and actress Loretta Swit recently reflected on what made “M*A*S*H” unique and why it continues to attract a strong following.

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‘Humans at their core are good’ just one message in Hallmark’s ‘Signed, Sealed, Delivered’

SALT LAKE CITY — On July 15, Hallmark Movies & Mysteries will treat fans to the latest installment of their postal mystery series “Signed, Sealed, Delivered” with the TV movie “Signed, Sealed, Delivered: To the Altar.”

The series follows the adventures of a tight-knit group of postal workers who warm hearts by delivering lost mail. Continue reading “‘Humans at their core are good’ just one message in Hallmark’s ‘Signed, Sealed, Delivered’”

Loretta Swit shares touching memories from ‘M*A*S*H’ 35 years after finale

I recently interviewed Loretta Swit for a “10 questions” interview and a Deseret News feature commemorating the 35th anniversary of the “M*A*S*H” finale. Swit played the role of Margaret “Hot Lips” Houlihan.

This lengthy excerpt includes Swit’s touching memories about her castmates (she refers to them repeatedly as “family”) from “M*A*S*H.

Loretta Swit played the role of Margaret “Hot Lips” Houlihan on “M*A*S*H.” Photo provided by Harlan Boll.

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