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August Clarence Swenson (1917–2009)

August Clarence Swenson was born on December 29, 1917 in Austin, Texas, USA. He was an actor, known for Entertainment Tonight (1981), We're Off to See the Munchkins (1993) and Hollywood Celebrates Its Biggest Little Stars! (2009). He died on February 25, 2009 in Pflugerville, Texas. See full bio »

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 1939 The Wizard of Oz
Munchkin Soldier (uncredited)
 1938 The Terror of Tiny Town
Preacher (uncredited)
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 2009 Hollywood Celebrates Its Biggest Little Stars! (Video short)
Himself (as Clarence Swenson)
 2005 Because of the Wonderful Things It Does: The Legacy of Oz (Video documentary short)
 2005 Entertainment Tonight (TV Series)
- Episode dated 19 October 2005 (2005) ... Himself (as Clarence Swenson)
 2001 Memories of Oz (TV Special short documentary)
Himself (as Clarence Swensen)
 1994 I Married a Munchkin (Documentary short)
Himself (as Clarence Swenson)
 1993 We're Off to See the Munchkins (Video documentary) (as Clarence Swensen)

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Alternate Names:

Clarence Swensen | Clarence Swenson


4' 6" (1.37 m)

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Late in the 1930s, he joined The Stanley R. Graham All Midget Circus troupe which performed at Dallas Texas State Fairgrounds. This eventually led to an offer from Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer to play a Munchkin, earning a salary of $700. See more »

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