b. 29 Dec 1932, Omaha, Nebraska, USA. Swenson analyzed at Northwestern University or college, developing her dramatic abilities and specifically her soprano performing voice. She made an appearance in NY in New Encounters Of 1956 and The Initial Gentleman (1959) prior to going to Hollywood where she is at the movies Advise & Consent as well as the Miracle Employee (both 1962). In the middle-60s Swenson was back again on Broadway, showing up in 110 In The Color (1964), centered by N. Richard Nash by himself The Rainmaker, a 1954 stage play and 1956 film. The tunes, by Tom Jones and Harvey Schmidt, included ‘Like Don’t Turn Aside’ and ‘Is usually IT CERTAINLY Me’, both which had been sung by Swenson as Lizzie Curry. Swenson was nominated for any Tony Honor as Best Celebrity INSIDE A Musical. She also made an appearance in Baker Road (1965) and it was back again to movies and Lipstick (1976) as well as the Betsy (1978). On tv from the past due 50s, Swenson made an appearance in several dramas and in addition is at series and scenario comedies, especially as the tough-talking (and German-accented) housekeeper Miss Gretchen Kraus in Benson (1979-86). Among additional shows where she made an appearance in individual shows will be the Defenders (1962), Bonanza (1962 and 1963), Dr. Kildare (1962), The Rookies (1975), Barnaby Jones (1976 and 1978), Cleaning soap, playing Ingrid Swenson in seven shows (1978), Resort (1988), as well as the Golden Ladies (1989). Among tv movies where she made an appearance are Victoria Regina (1961), Androcles AS WELL AS THE Lion (1967), MY DAD And My Mom (1968) and Ziegfeld: THE PERSON and His Females (1978), where she performed the function of Nora Bayes. Swenson was also in a number of tv mini-series, including Testimony Of Two Guys (1977), North And South (1985), North And South, Reserve II (1986) and Nutcracker: Cash, Madness & Murder (1987), aswell as the series Doctor Doctor (1989).