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Swen Swenson

Swen Swenson, a Broadway dancer who also performed in films and on TV, died June 23 of complications from AIDS. He was 61.

Born in Inwood, Iowa, Swenson was trained by dancer Mira Rostova and at the School of American Ballet.

His high-kicking style won good notices in Broadway musicals such as “Wildcat ,””Little Me,””Annie,””No, No Nanette,””I Remember Mama” and the 1981 revival of “Can-Can.”

He appeared in movies and on television variety shows, including “Your Show of Shows” and “The Ed Sullivan Show.”

Swenson, who kept homes in Hollywood and New York during most of his career, was to be honored in West Hollywood last Friday with a memorial service by the AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power.

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