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Loretta Swit
(1937-____) born on
Nov 4
US actress. She played Margaret Houlihan in TV series "M*A*S*H," 1972-83; won Emmy for best supporting actress in a comedy series 1979-81.
         
   
F
I just can't wait to get out there on stage. There's no anxiety at all. I love being able to take this journey with the audience, because we all have a ball with it -- even if we're crying.

R
M*A*S*H offered real characters and everybody identified with them because they had such soul. The humor was intelligent and it always assumed that you had an intellect.
A
So much of life is luck. One day you make a right turn and get hit by a car. Turn left and you meet the love of your life. I think I made the correct turn.
N
The very first month I played it [Shirley Valentine] I felt like I was flying without a net. But once I realized that the audience was my partner I was flying a jet, because the people would allow me to develop the character on stage . . .
K
It wasn't so much that I was all alone on stage, but it was the realization of how much you need the response ... you need the audience to tell you where to go.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: On her role in the play "Shirley Valentine;" In "Swit Valentine," by Rick Overall, in "Ottawa Sun," 18 Feb 1997.
R: In "Swit Valentine," by Rick Overall, in "Ottawa Sun," 18 Feb 1997.
A: Quoted in "M*A*S*H Supporting Players About Ready for Civilian Careers,, by Bob Wisehart in "The TimeslPicayune," 17 Sep 1981.
N: On her role in the play "Shirley Valentine;" In "Swit Valentine," by Rick Overall, in "Ottawa Sun," 18 Feb 1997.
K: On her role in the play "Shirley Valentine;" In "Swit Valentine," by Rick Overall, in "Ottawa Sun," 18 Feb 1997.
   


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