Loretta Swit is best known for her role as Major Margaret “Hot Lips” Houlihan on M*A*S*H, the incredibly popular TV series that ran for 11 seasons and is still in syndication more than 45 years later. Loretta is an award-winning actress, having won two EMMY’s and recently was honored with the Icon Award at the Annual Oscars party. She’s also an amazing artist and founder of the SwitHeart Animal Alliance, a non-profit organization working to prevent animal cruelty and end animal suffering.
In this phone interview, Loretta joins us to discuss her incredible acting career (including M*A*S*H), her recent ICON award at the Oscars this year, as well as her new book, “SWITHEART: The Watercolour Artistry & Animal Activism of Loretta Swit”.
Verdine White is a founding member and bassist for the legendary band, Earth, Wind & Fire, earning more than 50 Gold & Platinum albums and selling over 90 million albums worldwide. In addition, the band won six Grammy Awards and is a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Verdine has been voted one of the top 100 greatest bass players of all time and has collaborated as a musician, composer and producer with several artists including Jennifer Lopez, Mary J. Blige, and Kelly Clarkson.
In this phone interview, Verdine describes the passion that got him started (and keeps him going) for his phenomenal work as a musician, and how he gives back to the community. We also discuss Earth, Wind & Fire's upcoming 2019 performances.
Born in Cheshire, England, Angela moved with her family to Los Angeles, California and started her acting career at the age of 3 playing Paul Newman’s daughter in the movie Somebody Up There Likes Me. At the tender age of four Angela was cast to play Linda Williams for 7 years on the hit television series The Danny Thomas Show as Danny’s daughter.
Angela was then cast as Brigitta von Trapp in the legendary film The Sound of Music. Shortly after she was offered the role of Penny Robinson the iconic television show, Lost in Space. Angela has guest starred in numerous television shows, commercials and movies over her six decade career in show business. She married in 1976, raised two children and is a Grandmother of three.
As an author Angela’s award-winning coffee table book Styling the Stars: Lost Treasures from the Twentieth Century Fox Archive offers never before seen photographs and a behind the scenes exclusive glimpse inside Hollywood’s Twentieth Century Fox Studio archives. Now available in paperback.
Continuing to pursue her passion for art and photography, Angela's art is collected around the world. Her books Mixed Emulsions – Altered Art Techniques for Photographic Imagery, In This House: A Collection of Altered Art Imagery and Collage Techniques, and In This Garden: Explorations in Mixed Media Visual Narrative, explores her original hand-painted photography and her unique altered art techniques. Angela also conceived and collaborated on The Sound of Music Family Scrapbook.
Angela's art is collected around the world and she has pioneered and produced a clothing and jewelry line, Angela Cartwright Studio, which incorporates her hand painted art.ography images on art.wear, jewelry and accessories. She travels the world with teaching her art techniques and leads a unique trip to Salzburg, Austria sharing her Sound of Music behind the scenes experiences.
Angela and her Lost In Space co-star Bill Mumy collaborated on a pictorial memoir, Lost (and Found) In Space, which offers photographs and personal tales while filming the show for 3 years.
Her latest project, On Purpose, a fantasy adventure novel Angela wrote with her co-star Bill Mumy, includes twenty-three of her illustrations to accompany the book that was released in 2018.
She enjoys her children and grandchildren and makes her home in California with her husband Steve. Angela has found her purpose is to love, laugh and always create.
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