How is Swoosie Kurtz's name related to Washington state? | History Files


Last updated 3/23/2022 at 11:17am

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The Boeing B-17, "Swoose," was the inspiration for actress Swoosie Kurtz's name.

The name of actress Swoosie Kurtz is familiar to many. Years ago, I assumed that Swoosie was a nickname of some sort. Wrong. Swoosie is really her name, and there is a Puget Sound connection in the backstory.

Swoosie's father was Frank Kurtz. He w...

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