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|Loretta Swit, Rich Little to Discuss New Books at Santa Monica Library|
By Lookout Staff
January 11, 2016 -- Two stars of 1970s television -- comedian Rich Little and actress Loretta Swit -- will discuss their new books this month at the Santa Monica Library, officials announced.Swit's role as “Hot Lips” Houlihan on the popular sitcom M*A*S*H made her a sex symbol during the swinging seventies, while Little's impersonations of President Richard Nixon were staples of late-night television.
“I wanted her to grow, get married and divorced, and have a vibrant character," she said. "The writers liked her just the way she was but I insisted that she evolve and thankfully they listened.”Little, who is best known for his uncanny caricature of a president struggling to maintain power, will discuss his new book, "Little by Little: People I’ve Known and Been," on Monday, January 23, at 6 p.m. in the Main Library’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Auditorium.
He appeared on popular sixties television shows -- including "That Girl," "The Flying Nun" and "Petticoat Junction" -- before becoming a major star thanks to his frequent appearances on the "Tonight Show," where his uncanny imitations of host Johnny Carson delighted his legendary host.
A book sale and signing provided by Larry Edmunds Bookstore will follow the programs, which are free and open to all ages.
Seating is limited and on a first arrival basis. The Santa Monica Public Library is wheelchair accessible. For special disabled services, call Library Administration at (310) 458-8606 at least one week befoe the event.
The Main Library is served by Big Blue Bus routes 1, 7, R7, R10 and 18 and provides bicycle parking racks.
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