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Clarence Swensen Biography

  • Profession: Actor
  • Born: Jan 1, 0001
  • Died: Feb 25, 2009

Actor Clarence Swensen was best known for his role as one of the iconic Munchkins in the Hollywood classic [[Feature~V55014~The Wizard of Oz~thewizardofoz]]. Swensen broke into show business in the late '30s as a performer in the Stanley R. Graham All Midget Circus Troupe (based in the Dallas area), which led to his discovery by MGM. The studio reportedly paid Swensen $700 for his performance. Unduly proud of his association with the film, Swensen spent years attending [[Feature~V55014~Wizard of Oz~thewizardofoz]] festivals and resumed his role when the Munchkins received their star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Swensen suffered a stroke in 2005 and died four years later. He was 91. ~ Nathan Southern, Rovi

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