Swensen, Clarence

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Name
Swensen, Clarence Gender: M
August Clarence Swensen
born on 29 December 1917 at 05:25 (= 05:25 AM )
Place Austin, Texas, 30n16, 97w45
Timezone CST h6w (is standard time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_capcol.18.gif 07°12' s_mo.18.gif s_cancol.18.gif 19°40 Asc.s_sagcol.18.gif 09°02'



Biography

American actor who was one of the last surviving Munchkins from the 1939 film The Wizard of Oz.

Swensen grew up in Austin, Texas. He was not allowed to attend a public school until he was nine, because of his size. At 4ft 6ins, he played one of the 25 Munchkin soldiers in the 1939 film The Wizard of Oz which starred Judy Garland. He also appeared in The Terror of Tiny Town as a preacher. Many of his "Oz" co-stars were also cast members of this Western musical film.

After suffering a stroke in 2005, he was unable to walk and ended up in a wheelchair as a result. He suffered from poor health then after but still attended many events with the other surviving Munchkins, including the presentation of the Munchkins' star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2007. Swensen died on February 25, 2009.


Link to Wikipedia biography

Events

  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1939 (film role)
  • Work : Prize 2007 (co-star on Hollywood Walk of Fame)

Source Notes

Sy Scholfield from BC in hand. Time of 5:25 AM on BC signed by the physician/midwife and filed 31/12/1917. A certificate amending his name was filed many years later in 1942 by his father, stating a time of 4:30 AM.

Categories

  • Traits : Body : Size (dwarf)
  • Vocation : Entertainment : Actor/ Actress

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