Happy Birthday today June 2nd to the original Nostalgic Hot Lips Houlihan !! Willowy and statuesque leading lady Sally Kellerman was born on June 2, 1937 in Long Beach, California. It was in 1970 when Sally found her breakthrough role, a role she almost turned down due to the script of her character. The role was of Major Margaret "Hot-Lips" Houlihan in Robert Altman's MASH (1970), Sally earned both an Oscar and Golden Globe nomination and won a Kansas City Film Critics Circle Award and a Golden Laurel Award for her performance.