Hot Lips Houlihan, Nurse Extraordinaire!

By Rebeka Knott
Loretta Swit In 'MASH' American actress Loretta Swit, in costume as Major Margaret Houlihan, in a scene from the television series 'MASH,' California, 1980. (Photo by CBS Photo Archive/Getty Images)

Major Margaret “Hot Lips” Houlihan, was the nurse in charge of the famous 4077th. It probably goes without saying that the 4077th refers to the mobile army surgical hospital unit on the hit television show M*A*S*H. The show told a story from the perspective of the medical personnel who were daily reminded of the casualties of war; the Korean War to be more specific.