「M.A.S.H」のスター、ロレッタ・スウィットは、彼女が私たちの国の退役軍人を支援し続けていると言います: 「彼らは私たちのヒーローです」

女優はマーガレット少佐の演奏方法を明らかにした “熱い唇” フーリハン, ヒットした70年代の従軍看護婦, 彼女に私たちの退役軍人にさらに大きな感謝を与えました.

“ベテランとは?” 84歳は最近言った クローサーウィークリー. “A veteran is a person who, whether in active duty, retired or discharged, had in some moment in his or her life written a blank check payable to the United States of America for the sum of up and including his or her life.

They’re heroes,” 彼女は注意した. “They’re extraordinary people.

KELLYE NAKAHARA’S ‘M.A.S.HCO-STARS ALAN ALDA, LORETTA SWIT REMEMBER THE LATE ACTRESS

Loretta Swit and Retired Colonel Gerald Timoney attend The 30th Annual Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival Salute to Veterans Day M.A.S.H Party Nov. 11, 2015, in Fort Lauderdale, フラ.

Loretta Swit and Retired Colonel Gerald Timoney attend The 30th Annual Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival Salute to Veterans Day M.A.S.H Party Nov. 11, 2015, in Fort Lauderdale, フラ. (Johnny Louis/WireImage)

今日, Swit is keeping busy by working with several charities. And she hasn’t forgotten about our troops.

I just connected with a group of veterans who are looking to adopt military dogs,” the animal lover gushed. “I can show you pictures that would break your heart. But I also have one of a soldier coming home [on a plane] with his dog on his lap. I’m talking about a big German shepherd! It’s very rewarding and wonderful when you can make that happen.

Looking back at her experience filmingM.A.S.H,” Swit said being part of the TV family washeaven.

You had this wonderful thing that you were doing with these wonderful people,” Swit shared. “And you all felt the same way about the material. ええと, everybody was happy to be there. And our guests would come back just to be with us because it was fun. It was such a happy set.

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Loretta Swit portrayed Major Margaret 'Hot Lips' Houlihan in the CBS television series "M.A.S.H." に 1972.

Loretta Swit portrayed Major Margaret ‘Hot LipsHoulihan in the CBS television seriesM.A.S.H.” に 1972. (CBS via Getty Images)

Swit also noted that the entire cast easily bonded with each other.

Wayne [ロジャーズ] and I would always say, ‘We got intimate quickly,’” Swit told the outlet. “We shot a sort of summer show in the winter. At five in the morning, you’re up in the mountains in California, and it is very, very cold. And Wayne would be wearing one of those Hawaiian shirts the guys wore. He’d be turning blue. So we’d put a blanket around us and all huddle together on breaks.

Swit said she and the other surviving cast mates have stayed closely connected over the years.

We’re family,” 彼女は言いました. “I have loved every minute of my career. I love what I do. I also love reaching out and helping people. 私は [また] very proud of my paintings. I’m not sure that’s an achievement. I do sell them, and the money goes into my charity to help animals.

Actress Loretta Swit visits Hallmark's ‘Home &アンプ; Family’ at Universal Studios Hollywood Feb. 26, 2019, [object Window], カリフォルニア.

Actress Loretta Swit visits Hallmark’s ‘Home &アンプ; Family’ at Universal Studios Hollywood Feb. 26, 2019, [object Window], カリフォルニア. (ポールアルクレタ/ゲッティイメージズ)

戻る 2020, Swit told フォックス・ニュース that her experience working at Ground Zero after September 11 左 “my faith intact and invulnerableduring tough times.

“[私は覚えています] outside of Javits Center were booths with cooking facilities backed by trucks and wagons that had come to New York City from all across the country,” she reflected. “We served burgers, barbecue, coffee and soda. The line was endless, each shift replacing the next. Inside the center, a shift was lying down, resting, sleeping, gearing up for the next bout. The cooking, feeding and rest periods never stopped. It was a seamless line of dedicated, caring people.

We brought hot coffee over to Ground Zero, wearing gas masks and a slew of IDs hanging around our necks,” 彼女は続けた. “Parts of the building that still stood were being pulled down. The dust clouds in the air were a fog. We would burn our clothes whenever the day finished, usually early morning hours, fatigue and adrenaline working with and against the other.

“[だが] I’ll never forget those people — ever. I saw how we pulled together into one strong, resilient family. I remember a newspaper headline in Paris read, ‘Today We Are All Americans.’ Well today, we are all family.

‘M.A.S.H’ STAR ALAN ALDA RECALLS BATTLING POLIO AS CHILD, JOKES PARENTS ‘HAD TO TORTURE ME THEMSELVES’

Portrait of, 左から, American actors Alan Alda as Captain Benjamin Hawkeye Pierce, Wayne Roger as Captain Trapper John McIntyre and Loretta Swit as Major Margaret Houlihan, on the television series "M.A.S.H," カリフォルニア, 1972.

Portrait of, 左から, American actors Alan Alda as Captain Benjamin Hawkeye Pierce, Wayne Roger as Captain Trapper John McIntyre and Loretta Swit as Major Margaret Houlihan, on the television seriesM.A.S.H,” カリフォルニア, 1972. (CBS Photo Archive/Getty Images )

そしてで 2017, Swit also told フォックス・ニュース それ, decades later, she and herM.A.S.Hco-stars are closer than ever.

We might as well be joined at the hip!” said Swit. “We see each other quite frequently. … Every time we lose a comrade, it’s a body blow. We feel it harshly, badly. 人々はいつも私に尋ねます, ‘Do you ever see them?’ When do I not see them?’ These aren’t casual acquaintances from years ago. This is my family. … So much of my life can be credited to my family.

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