Can you tell the difference between Loretta Swit and Sally Kellerman?

Both of them played Hot Lips, but only one appeared on Star Trek.


Image: The Everett Collection

We call her Margaret, but most know her as "Hot Lips." This 4077th nurse remains one of the most beloved M*A*S*H characters — in both in the original 1970 film and the 1972 television series.

The multitalented Sally Kellerman and Loretta Swit portrayed Margaret in those classics, respectively. Elsewhere, they had rather different careers. See if you can tell them apart!

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  1. Which one played Margaret Houlihan on the M*A*S*H TV show?
  2. Who was in the second Star Trek pilot, "Where No Man Has Gone Before"?
  3. Whose Margaret married Lt. Col. Donald Penobscott in M*A*S*H?
  4. Who, after playing Margaret Houlihan, actually married a man named Dennis Holahan.
  5. Which "Hot Lips" had her character's nickname explained onscreen when she says to Burns, "Kiss my hot lips!"
  6. Who hosted Saturday Night Live in 1981 where she sang "Starting Over Again."
     Image: NBC
  7. Who appeared on a made-for-TV musical about Superman called 'It's a Bird...It's a Plane...It's Superman!'
     Image: ABC
  8. Who starred in the original 1966 cast production of the 'Breakfast at Tiffany's' musical alongside Mary Tyler Moore?
  9. One of them attended Hollywood High School; the other is from New Jersey. Who is the Jersey girl?
  10. Who made her screen debut in a 1969 episode of 'Hawaii Five-O'?
  11. Who appeared on The Twilight Zone, in the episode "Miniature"?
  12. Who played Cagney in the pilot episode of 'Cagney & Lacey'?
  13. Who guest-starred on 'Columbo' in a 1998 mystery called "Ashes to Ashes"?

Can you tell the difference between Loretta Swit and Sally Kellerman?

Your Result...

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STTOS 15 months ago
You got 11 out of 13 - You sure know your M*A*S*H "People"! Gussed and missed #10 & #11. Oh Frank!!
JamesDean59 19 months ago
10/13 I wasn't as smart as I thought.
Martanrick1975 21 months ago
13/13 I’m surprised 😮 I didn’t know I paid that much attention 😂😊. But I always liked Margaret Houlihan.
Bestoink 25 months ago
Swit and Kellerman were both fine actresses, and yeah, they do look somewhat alike. Why did Swit get the tv role instead of Kellerman? Did Kellerman not want it? Was she asked? Just saying. Interestingly, they were both the same age, born 1937.
Invidinvasion 39 months ago
11 of 12. 'High School' question threw me off.
StrayCat 39 months ago
There was one other difference between the movie and the series: The characters name was Margaret Houlihan in the TV series but was Margaret O'Houlihan in the movie.

BTW, 12 of 13.
Filmnoirfan 39 months ago
12/13 - Sally Kellerman was very good in a number of roles beyond "Hot Lips" including in "Back To School" and on Alfred Hitchcock and Mannix.
DIGGER1 39 months ago
Can you tell the difference between Loretta Swit and Sally Kellerman?
You got 13 out of 13
You sure know your M*A*S*H "People"!
Moverfan 41 months ago
Actually, the one question I wish somebody would answer is what the hell Margaret ever saw in Frank Burns ("the lipless wonder") and Donald the cheating dork.
JonathanLeslie Moverfan 40 months ago
you have to watch the movie. the TV pales in comparison and things make a whole lot more sense than the silly TV show.
Moverfan JonathanLeslie 40 months ago
I've seen the movie--and loved the movie--but I still can't figure out what Margaret saw in the lipless wonder.
DIGGER1 Moverfan 39 months ago
I've often wondered about Margaret's "POOR CHOICE IN MEN", myself. Even Scully(Joshua Bryant) wasn't very much of an improvement, if you ask me. LOL!
Moverfan DIGGER1 39 months ago
Maybe not...but Scully was more of a fling than anything serious, I'd think.
dkim 41 months ago
You're being lied to. GoyimTv . tv
scp 43 months ago
13 out of 13. If you know the answer to #2 you know the answer to #10.
BigDon 43 months ago
"Call me when you have no class".
BigDon 43 months ago
Sally Kellerman was also great in Back to School with Rodney Dangerfield.
FatOlBroad 44 months ago
You got 12 out of 13
You sure know your M*A*S*H "People"!

Messed up #4.
Randall 44 months ago
Two comments Its a bird it's a plane it's Superman was a stage musical on Broadway staring Alice's own Linda Lavin in the mid sixties second comment Cagney and Lacey was supposed to star Loretta Swit but Mash was in it's Final season and Alan Alda wouldn't let her leave thus the role went to Sharon Gless
Tresix Randall 43 months ago
Before Gless, Meg Foster (she of the sexily-bizarre eyes) played Christine Cagney. They replaced her with Gless because most viewers thought Foster looked too “butch”.
Tresix 44 months ago
100%! Had to guess on three of them and got totally lucky.
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