Loretta Swit smiles for photographers at the 22nd Annual Genesis Awards, held at the Beverly Hills Hotel in Los Angeles, California. The date was March 29, 2008. Loretta Swit was born in in 1937, so she turned 71 the year this photo was taken. Her necklace is a groovy combination of gold (?) and diamonds (?) in four strands. Loretta Swit's most famous role remains that of Margaret 'Hot Lips' Houlihan in the TV sitcom M*A*S*H* (1972-83).