Carl 'Alfalfa' Switzer

Carl 'Alfalfa' Switzer
1927 - 1959

Carl 'Alfalfa' Switzer  American Actor

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Carl 'Alfalfa' Switzer passed away on 21st Jan 1959 aged 31.


Carl 'Alfalfa' Switzer was previously married to Dian Collingwood.


American Actor Carl 'Alfalfa' Switzer was born Carl Dean Switzer on 7th August, 1927 in Paris, Illinois and passed away on 21st Jan 1959 Mission Hills, California aged 31. He is most remembered for `Alfalfa`. His zodiac sign is Leo.

Carl 'Alfalfa' Switzer was in an on-screen matchup with Darla Hood in Our Gang (1922).

Carl 'Alfalfa' Switzer is a member of the following lists: Murdered male actors, People from Paris, Illinois and Male actors from Illinois.


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First Name Carl
Middle Name Dean
Last Name Switzer
Full Name at Birth Carl Dean Switzer
Alternative Name Carl `Alfalfa` Switzer, Alfalfa, Alfadoofus
Age 31 (age at death) years
Birthday 7th August, 1927
Birthplace Paris, Illinois
Died 21st January, 1959
Place of Death Mission Hills, California
Cause of Death Massive Internal Bleeding by Gun shot wound
Build Slim
Eye Color Brown - Dark
Hair Color Brown - Dark
Distinctive Feature Freckles, Infamous Cowlick, Off-Key singing, Crossing of Eyes, Tall & Skinny, Oversized Cowboy Hats
Zodiac Sign Leo
Sexuality Straight
Ethnicity White
Nationality American
Occupation Text Actor
Occupation Actor
Claim to Fame `Alfalfa`
Year(s) Active 1935–1958
Brother Harold Switzer
Friend Tommy Bond
Favorite Places Hunting In The Sierra's
Favorite Accessories Cowboy Chaps & Cowboy Hats

Carl Dean Switzer (August 7, 1927 – January 21, 1959) was an American actor, professional dog breeder and hunting guide.

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The Defiant Ones1958Angus (as Carl Switzer)Movie
Motorcycle Gang1957Speed (as Carl Switzer)Movie
Between Heaven and Hell1956Savage (uncredited)Movie
The Ten Commandments1956Slave (uncredited)Movie
Francis in the Navy1955Timekeeper (uncredited)Movie
Not as a Stranger1955Unexpected Father (uncredited)Movie
Science Fiction Theatre1955PeteTV Show
Dig That Uranium1955Shifty Robertson (uncredited)Movie
The High and the Mighty1954Ensign Keim (as Carl Switzer)Movie
Track of the Cat1954Joe Sam (as Carl Switzer)Movie
This Is My Love1954CustomerMovie
Island in the Sky1953Sonny Hopper (as Carl Switzer)Movie
Flight Nurse1953Rifleman (uncredited)Movie
I Dream of Jeanie1952Freddie (as Carl Dean Switzer)Movie
Pat and Mike1952BusboyMovie
The WAC from Walla Walla1952Pvt. Cronkheit (uncredited)Movie
Cause for Alarm!1951Guy with TexMovie
Here Comes the Groom1951Messenger (uncredited)Movie
Schlitz Playhouse1951TV Show
The Roy Rogers Show1951Mike Moore, Dunc Wright, Timmy HortonTV Show
Belle Le Grand1951Messenger Boy (uncredited)Movie
Two Dollar Bettor1951Chuck Nordlinger (as Carl Switzer)Movie
House by the River1950Walter Herbert (uncredited)Movie
Lux Video Theatre1950MailerTV Show
The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show1950Victor the Delivery BoyTV Show
Redwood Forest Trail1950Sidekick AlfieMovie
A Letter to Three Wives1949Leo, Second Messenger (uncredited)Movie
Alias the Champ1949NewsboyMovie
On Our Merry Way1948Leopold 'Zoot' Wirtz (as Carl Switzer)Movie
State of the Union1948Bellboy (as Carl Switzer)Movie
Big Town Scandal1948Frankie SneadMovie
Driftwood1947Messenger (uncredited)Movie
Gas House Kids in Hollywood1947AlfalfaMovie
Gas House Kids Go West1947Alfalfa (as Carl Switzer)Movie
Courage of Lassie1946First YouthMovie
It's a Wonderful Life1946Freddie OthelloMovie
Gas House Kids1946Sammy Levine (as Carl Switzer)Movie
She Wouldn't Say Yes1945Delivery Boy (uncredited)Movie
Man Alive1945Ignatius (uncredited)Movie
Going My Way1944Herman Langerhanke (uncredited)Movie
Rosie the Riveter1944Buzz Prouty (as Carl Switzer)Movie
Together Again1944Elevator Boy (uncredited)Movie
The Great Mike1944SpeckMovie
Dixie1943Boy in Street (uncredited)Movie
The Human Comedy1943AuggieMovie
My Favorite Blonde1942Frederick (uncredited)Movie
There's One Born Every Minute1942Junior Twine (as Alfalfa Switser)Movie
Johnny Doughboy1942Alfalfa (as 'Alfalfa' Switzer)Movie
The War Against Mrs. Hadley1942Messenger Boy (as Carl Switzer)Movie
Henry and Dizzy1942Billy WeeksMovie
Mrs. Wiggs of the Cabbage Patch1942Billy WiggsMovie
Reg'lar Fellers1941Bump HudsonMovie
I Love You Again1940Harkspur Jr.Movie
Alfalfa's Double1940AlfalfaShort Film
Goin' Fishin'1940AlfalfaShort Film
Barnyard Follies1940AlfalfaMovie
Good Bad Boys1940AlfalfaShort Film
Kiddie Kure1940AlfalfaShort Film
The Big Premiere1940AlfalfaMovie
The New Pupil1940AlfalfaMovie
Waldo's Last Stand1940AlfalfaShort Film
All About Hash1940AlfalfaShort Film
Bubbling Troubles1940AlfalfaShort Film
The Ice Follies of 19391939Small Boy (uncredited)Movie
Captain Spanky's Show Boat1939AlfalfaShort Film
Joy Scouts1939AlfalfaShort Film
Alfalfa's Aunt1939AlfalfaShort Film
Auto Antics1939AlfalfaShort Film
Time Out for Lessons1939AlfalfaMovie
Clown Princes1939AlfalfaShort Film
Cousin Wilbur1939AlfalfaMovie
Dad for a Day1939AlfalfaShort Film
Dog Daze1939AlfalfaShort Film
Duel Personalities1939AlfalfaMovie
Tiny Troubles1939Alfalfa SwitzerShort Film
Bear Facts1938AlfalfaShort Film
Feed 'em and Weep1938AlfalfaShort Film
Hide and Shriek1938Alfalfa, alias X-10Short Film
Aladdin's Lantern1938AlfalfaShort Film
Football Romeo1938AlfalfaShort Film
The Little Ranger1938AlfalfaShort Film
Men in Fright1938AlfalfaShort Film
Party Fever1938AlfalfaShort Film
Practical Jokers1938AlfalfaShort Film
Scandal Street1938Bennie NordskudderMovie
Canned Fishing1938AlfalfaShort Film
The Awful Tooth1938AlfalfaShort Film
Came the Brawn1938AlfalfaShort Film
Three Men in a Tub1938AlfalfaShort Film
Our Gang Follies of 19381937AlfalfaShort Film
Pick a Star1937Minor Role (uncredited)Movie
Wild and Woolly1937ZeroMovie
Fishy Tales1937AlfalfaShort Film
Mail and Female1937AlfalfaShort Film
Rushin' Ballet1937AlfalfaShort Film
Framing Youth1937AlfalfaShort Film
Glove Taps1937AlfalfaShort Film
Hearts Are Thumps1937AlfalfaShort Film
Night 'n' Gales1937AlfalfaShort Film
The Pigskin Palooka1937AlfalfaShort Film
Reunion in Rhythm1937AlfalfaShort Film
Roamin' Holiday1937AlfalfaShort Film
Three Smart Boys1937AlfalfaShort Film
Ellis Island1936Manuel (uncredited)Movie
General Spanky1936AlfalfaMovie
Kelly the Second1936Boy with Stomach Ache (uncredited)Movie
Too Many Parents1936Kid SingerMovie
Arbor Day1936AlfalfaShort Film
Bored of Education1936AlfalfaShort Film
Second Childhood1936AlfalfaShort Film
Spooky Hooky1936AlfalfaShort Film
Divot Diggers1936AlfalfaShort Film
Easy to Take1936Alfred Bottle (as Carl Switzer)Movie
The Lucky Corner1936AlfalfaShort Film
Pay As You Exit1936AlfalfaShort Film
The Pinch Singer1936AlfalfaMovie
Two Too Young1936AlfalfaShort Film
Beginner's Luck1935Arizona NightengaleShort Film
Our Gang Follies of 19361935AlfalfaShort Film
Teacher's Beau1935AlfalfaShort Film
Little Papa1935AlfalfaShort Film
Southern Exposure1935Messenger Boy (uncredited)Movie
Sprucin' Up1935AlfalfaShort Film
Life Hesitates at 401935Boy at Soda FountainShort Film
Little Sinner1935AlfalfaShort Film
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alfie290Mar 11, 2015

Carl “Alfalfa”Switzer is a very talented actor who made millions of fans entertain throughout his career. i've been watching his shows since i was in middle school and first time i saw him was in Our Gang’s ,"Hearts are Thumps", the scene when the bubbles came out from his mouth while singing is what amused me. i collected all of his shows and movies. Beside Our Gang series, i watched his other shows, such as Roy Rogers, Gas House Kids, and movies like "On our Merry Way" with Jimmy Stewart. what i admire most about Carl is that his personalities shines through and for that, i always adore him. Carl is the most versatile person ever, from acting, music, working on other jobs such as nature and hunting guide, and a dog breeder. it goes to show that he was a very hard worker and how he was struggling through in supporting his family. as a fan, i love him so much. and if i can say anything to Carl, it'd be, "you are a wonderful and talented human being, and i hope you are at peace.

MandyLovesVintageDec 9, 2009

Words can`t express how much love I have for this guy. I`m sad I managed to mess up his entire profile nearly a year ago, which I had worked hard to pay in tribute. He, to this day has been misunderstood by the media. They have done nothing but flame this delightful character actor. Many half-truths have been said about him. I`m an avid collector of his work, not neglecting his *entire* teenage & adult career having almost all titles he has been in. I`m confident in saying he`s a true icon in American Pop Culture. All of his characters were gold. These `Historians` never invested the time to actually LEARN about his life. They only bring up the Urban Legend of what his life `became`. I, having been a true fan since age 5, am pretty sure I could write a book about him. In a positive and respectful manner.

MandyLovesVintageDec 12, 2008

Thinking of you always! Lot`s of Love... -Mandy

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