Buddy Swan

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Buddy Swan
BornPaul Benjamin Swan
(1929-10-24)October 24, 1929
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
DiedMarch 21, 1993(1993-03-21) (aged 63)
Colorado Springs, Colorado, U.S.
Other namesBuddy Swann
Years active1940–1952

Paul "Buddy" Swan (October 24, 1929 – March 21, 1993) (also credited as Buddy Swann) was an American child actor, best known for playing the title character of the 1941 film Citizen Kane as an eight-year-old boy.[1]

He also appeared in the horror film The Ape,[2] the horror comedy Scared Stiff, and the Academy-Award nominated film The Fighting Sullivans, playing one of the Sullivan brothers in their youth.[3]

Swan also appeared as a young actor in Broadway plays including Mr. Sycamore (1942) and The World We Make (1942).[4]



  1. ^ Nissen, Axel (2013). The Films of Agnes Moorehead. Scarecrow Press. p. 6. ISBN 9780810891371. Retrieved 21 September 2018.
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2007-07-07. Retrieved 2007-07-25.
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  4. ^ "Buddy Swan". Internet Broadway Database. The Broadway League. Archived from the original on 21 September 2018. Retrieved 21 September 2018.

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