Theatre, Film, and Television Biographies
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Inga Swenson Biography (1934?-)
Born December 19, 1934 (some sources say 1932), in Omaha, NE; daughter of A.C.R. (an attorney) and Geneva (Seeger) Swenson; married Lowell M. Harris (an actor and singer), February 21, 1953; children: two sons. Addresses: HOME--48 Paloma Avenue, Venice, CA 90291.
Favorite roles: Lizzie Currie in 110 in the Shade.
- Birth Details
- December 19, 1934?
- Omaha, Nebraska, United States
- STAGE DEBUT--Maid, Peg O' My Heart, Berkshire Playhouse, Stockbridge, MA,1949.
- BROADWAY DEBUT--Singer, New Faces of '56 (revue), Ethel Barrymore Theatre, 1956.
- LONDON DEBUT--Lizzie Currie, 110 in the Shade, Palace Theatre, 1967.
Credits; PRINCIPAL STAGE APPEARANCES
- Princess Alexandria, The Swan, Minnie Fay, The Merchant of Yonkers, singer, Sing Out, Sweet Land, and extra, Othello, all Playhouse Theatre, Eaglesmere, PA, 1952.
- Aunt Anna Rose, Treasure Hunt, Monica, The Medium, Lucy, The Telephone, Dunyasha, The Cherry Orchard, Alizon Elliot, The Lady's Not for Burning, and Isabelle, Ring 'round the Moon, all Playhouse Theatre, 1953.
- Georgie Elgin, The Country Girl, Celia Copplestone, The Cocktail Party, Mrs. Larue, Mrs. McThing, Countess Aurelia, The Madwoman of Chaillot, and Angelique, The Imaginary Invalid, all Playhouse Theatre, 1954.
- Olivia, Twelfth Night, Shakespearewrights, Jan Hus Playhouse, New York City, 1954.
- Princess Charlotte, The First Gentleman, Belasco Theatre, New York City,1957.
- Madge, Picnic, and Amy Kittridge, A Swim in the Sea, both Royal PoincianaPlayhouse, Palm Beach, FL, 1958.
- Ophelia, Hamlet, Helena, A Midsummer Night's Dream, and Perdita, The Winter's Tale, all American Shakespeare Festival, Stratford, CT, 1958.
- Amy Kittridge, A Swim in the Sea, Walnut Street Theatre, Philadelphia, PA, 1958.
- Juliet, Romeo and Juliet, American Shakespeare Festival, 1959.
- Solveig, Peer Gynt, Phoenix Theatre, New York City, 1960.
- Julie Jordan, Carousel, Melody Top Theatre, Hillside, IL, 1962.
- Gillian, Bell, Book, and Candle, Kiamesha Playhouse, Kiamesha Lake, NY, 1962.
- Desdemona, Othello, Arena Stage, Washington, DC, 1963.
- Magnolia, Show Boat, Kenley Players, Warren, OH, then Columbus, OH, both1963.
- Lizzie Currie, 110 in the Shade, Broadhurst Theatre, New York City, 1963.
- Irene Adler, Baker Street, Broadway Theatre, New York City, 1965.
- title role, Mary Stuart, Parker Playhouse, Ft. Lauderdale, FL, 1967.
- Eliza Doolittle, My Fair Lady, City Center Light Opera Company, City Center Theatre, New York City, 1968.
- Lady Alice More, A Man for All Seasons, Center Theatre Group, Ahmanson Theatre, Los Angeles, CA, 1979.
- Also appeared in The Crucible, Center Theatre Group, Ahmanson Theatre, 1972; and in The Four Poster, New Stage Theatre, Jackson, MS, 1979.
Credits; MAJOR TOURS
- Marie Louise, My Three Angels, U.S. cities, 1957.
- Julie Jordan, Carousel, U.S. cities, 1960.
- Lizzie Currie, 110 in the Shade, U.S. cities, 1963-64.
Credits; PRINCIPAL FILM APPEARANCES
- Ellen Anderson, Advise and Consent, Columbia, 1962.
- Kate Keller, The Miracle Worker, United Artists, 1962.
- Sister Monica, Lipstick, Paramount, 1976.
- Mrs. Craddock, The Betsy, Allied Artists, 1978.
- TELEVISION DEBUT--Singer, Chrysler Special, CBC (Candaian television), 1957.
Credits; PRINCIPAL TELEVISION APPEARANCES; SERIES
- Gretchen Kraus, Benson, ABC, 1979-86.
- MINI-SERIES Amelia Foster, Testimony of Two Men, syndicated, 1977.
- Maude Hazard, North and South, ABC, 1985.
- Maude Hazard, North and South, Book II, ABC, 1986.
- Liza, "The Best Wine," Goodyear Playhouse, NBC, 1957.
- Marjorie, "The World of Nick Adams," Seven Lively Arts, CBS, 1957.
- Maria, "Heart of Darkness," and Milly Theale, "Wings of the Dove," both Playhouse 90, CBS, 1958.
- Vera, "Goodbye, but It Doesn't Go Away," U.S. Steel Hour, CBS, 1958.
- Rose Maylie, "Oliver Twist," Dupont Show of the Month, CBS, 1959.
- Lady Jane, "Victoria Regina," Hallmark Hall of Fame, NBC, 1961.
- Inger, "Inger, My Love," Bonanza, NBC, 1962.
- Sonya Green, Hotel, ABC, 1988.
- Holly, The Golden Girls, NBC, 1989.
- Madelyn Stone, Newhart, CBS, 1989.
- Also The Defenders, CBS, 1961 and 1962; Dr. Kildare, NBC, 1962; Bonanza,NBC, 1963; The Nurses, CBS, 1963; American Musical Theatre, CBS, 1964; The Tonight Show, NBC, 1964; "My Father and My Mother," CBS Playhouse, CBS, 1968; Medical Center, CBS, 1970 and 1971; "The Tape Recorder," NET Playhouse, PBS, 1970; Ingrid, Soap, ABC.
- Ilyana Kovalefskii, Earth II, ABC, 1971.
- Nora Bayes, Ziegfeld: The Man and His Women, NBC, 1978.
- Matty Kline, Bay Coven, NBC, 1987.
- Marilyn Broadshaw Reagan, Nutcracker: Money, Madness, and Murder, NBC, 1987.
- Lavinia, Androcles and the Lion, NBC, 1967.
- Mrs. Trimble, "My Dear Uncle Sherlock," ABC Short Story Specials, ABC, 1977.
- Mrs. Marston, "The Terrible Secret," ABC Afterschool Special, ABC, 1979.
- Also appeared as Kate, The Gay Deceivers, CBC, 1956.
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