- Category : Entertainment-Actor-Actress
- Type : PSP
- Profile : 4/6 - Opportunistic / Role Model
- Definition : Split - Small (57)
- Incarnation Cross : RAX Service 4
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.