This one's a real head-scratcher.
Loretta Swit, who played "Hot Lips" Houlihan, the all-bark-and-a-little-bite
character, for 11 seasons, earning two Emmys during that time, never really
resurfaced in a major capacity after playing the major. A couple ... moreof interesting
notes: Only she and Alan Alda can claim to have been in both the pilot
episode of the series and the finale, and Swit did have another shot at a
long-running series: She played Cagney in the movie pilot for the series "Cagney & Lacey," but contractual obligations
prevented her from continuing the role. Hot Lips would have busted some skulls.