Carl 'Alfalfa' Switzer

Carl 'Alfalfa' Switzer
1927 - 1959

Carl 'Alfalfa' Switzer  American Actor

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

Confirmed Relationships1
Longest Relationship4 yrs
Shortest Relationship4 yrs
Average Relationship Length4 yrs
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
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The Defiant Ones1958 Angus (as Carl Switzer) Movie
Motorcycle Gang1957 Speed (as Carl Switzer) Movie
Between Heaven and Hell1956 Savage (uncredited) Movie
The Ten Commandments1956 Slave (uncredited) Movie
Francis in the Navy1955 Timekeeper (uncredited) Movie
Not as a Stranger1955 Unexpected Father (uncredited) Movie
Science Fiction Theatre1955 Pete TV Show
Dig That Uranium1955 Shifty Robertson (uncredited) Movie
The High and the Mighty1954 Ensign Keim (as Carl Switzer) Movie
Track of the Cat1954 Joe Sam (as Carl Switzer) Movie
This Is My Love1954 Customer Movie
Island in the Sky1953 Sonny Hopper (as Carl Switzer) Movie
Flight Nurse1953 Rifleman (uncredited) Movie
I Dream of Jeanie1952 Freddie (as Carl Dean Switzer) Movie
Pat and Mike1952 Busboy Movie
The WAC from Walla Walla1952 Pvt. Cronkheit (uncredited) Movie
Cause for Alarm!1951 Guy with Tex Movie
Here Comes the Groom1951 Messenger (uncredited) Movie
Schlitz Playhouse1951 TV Show
The Roy Rogers Show1951 Mike Moore, Dunc Wright, Timmy Horton TV Show
Belle Le Grand1951 Messenger Boy (uncredited) Movie
Two Dollar Bettor1951 Chuck Nordlinger (as Carl Switzer) Movie
House by the River1950 Walter Herbert (uncredited) Movie
Lux Video Theatre1950 Mailer TV Show
The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show1950 Victor the Delivery Boy TV Show
Redwood Forest Trail1950 Sidekick Alfie Movie
A Letter to Three Wives1949 Leo, Second Messenger (uncredited) Movie
Alias the Champ1949 Newsboy Movie
On Our Merry Way1948 Leopold 'Zoot' Wirtz (as Carl Switzer) Movie
State of the Union1948 Bellboy (as Carl Switzer) Movie
Big Town Scandal1948 Frankie Snead Movie
Driftwood1947 Messenger (uncredited) Movie
Gas House Kids in Hollywood1947 Alfalfa Movie
Gas House Kids Go West1947 Alfalfa (as Carl Switzer) Movie
Courage of Lassie1946 First Youth Movie
It's a Wonderful Life1946 Freddie Othello Movie
Gas House Kids1946 Sammy Levine (as Carl Switzer) Movie
She Wouldn't Say Yes1945 Delivery Boy (uncredited) Movie
Man Alive1945 Ignatius (uncredited) Movie
Going My Way1944 Herman Langerhanke (uncredited) Movie
Rosie the Riveter1944 Buzz Prouty (as Carl Switzer) Movie
Together Again1944 Elevator Boy (uncredited) Movie
The Great Mike1944 Speck Movie
Dixie1943 Boy in Street (uncredited) Movie
The Human Comedy1943 Auggie Movie
Shantytown1943 'Bindy' Movie
My Favorite Blonde1942 Frederick (uncredited) Movie
There's One Born Every Minute1942 Junior Twine (as Alfalfa Switser) Movie
Johnny Doughboy1942 Alfalfa (as 'Alfalfa' Switzer) Movie
The War Against Mrs. Hadley1942 Messenger Boy (as Carl Switzer) Movie
Henry and Dizzy1942 Billy Weeks Movie
Mrs. Wiggs of the Cabbage Patch1942 Billy Wiggs Movie
Reg'lar Fellers1941 Bump Hudson Movie
I Love You Again1940 Harkspur Jr. Movie
Alfalfa's Double1940 Alfalfa Short Film
Goin' Fishin'1940 Alfalfa Short Film
Barnyard Follies1940 Alfalfa Movie
Good Bad Boys1940 Alfalfa Short Film
Kiddie Kure1940 Alfalfa Short Film
The Big Premiere1940 Alfalfa Movie
The New Pupil1940 Alfalfa Short Film
Waldo's Last Stand1940 Alfalfa Short Film
All About Hash1940 Alfalfa Short Film
Bubbling Troubles1940 Alfalfa Short Film
The Ice Follies of 19391939 Small Boy (uncredited) Movie
Captain Spanky's Show Boat1939 Alfalfa Short Film
Joy Scouts1939 Alfalfa Short Film
Alfalfa's Aunt1939 Alfalfa Short Film
Auto Antics1939 Alfalfa Short Film
Time Out for Lessons1939 Alfalfa Short Film
Clown Princes1939 Alfalfa Short Film
Cousin Wilbur1939 Alfalfa Movie
Dad for a Day1939 Alfalfa Short Film
Dog Daze1939 Alfalfa Short Film
Duel Personalities1939 Alfalfa Movie
Tiny Troubles1939 Alfalfa Switzer Short Film
Bear Facts1938 Alfalfa Short Film
Feed 'em and Weep1938 Alfalfa Short Film
Hide and Shriek1938 Alfalfa, alias X-10 Short Film
Aladdin's Lantern1938 Alfalfa Short Film
Football Romeo1938 Alfalfa Short Film
The Little Ranger1938 Alfalfa Short Film
Men in Fright1938 Alfalfa Short Film
Party Fever1938 Alfalfa Short Film
Practical Jokers1938 Alfalfa Short Film
Scandal Street1938 Bennie Nordskudder Movie
Canned Fishing1938 Alfalfa Short Film
The Awful Tooth1938 Alfalfa Short Film
Came the Brawn1938 Alfalfa Short Film
Three Men in a Tub1938 Alfalfa Short Film
Our Gang Follies of 19381937 Alfalfa Short Film
Pick a Star1937 Minor Role (uncredited) Movie
Wild and Woolly1937 Zero Movie
Fishy Tales1937 Alfalfa Short Film
Mail and Female1937 Alfalfa Short Film
Rushin' Ballet1937 Alfalfa Short Film
Framing Youth1937 Alfalfa Short Film
Glove Taps1937 Alfalfa Short Film
Hearts Are Thumps1937 Alfalfa Short Film
Night 'n' Gales1937 Alfalfa Short Film
The Pigskin Palooka1937 Alfalfa Short Film
Reunion in Rhythm1937 Alfalfa Short Film
Roamin' Holiday1937 Alfalfa Short Film
Three Smart Boys1937 Alfalfa Short Film
Ellis Island1936 Manuel (uncredited) Movie
General Spanky1936 Alfalfa Movie
Kelly the Second1936 Boy with Stomach Ache (uncredited) Movie
Too Many Parents1936 Kid Singer Movie
Arbor Day1936 Alfalfa Short Film
Bored of Education1936 Alfalfa Short Film
Second Childhood1936 Alfalfa Short Film
Spooky Hooky1936 Alfalfa Short Film
Divot Diggers1936 Alfalfa Short Film
Easy to Take1936 Alfred Bottle (as Carl Switzer) Movie
The Lucky Corner1936 Alfalfa Short Film
Pay As You Exit1936 Alfalfa Short Film
The Pinch Singer1936 Alfalfa Movie
Two Too Young1936 Alfalfa Short Film
Beginner's Luck1935 Arizona Nightengale Short Film
Our Gang Follies of 19361935 Alfalfa Short Film
Teacher's Beau1935 Alfalfa Short Film
Little Papa1935 Alfalfa Short Film
Southern Exposure1935 Messenger Boy (uncredited) Movie
Sprucin' Up1935 Alfalfa Short Film
Life Hesitates at 401935 Boy at Soda Fountain Short Film
Little Sinner1935 Alfalfa Short 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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