Carl 'Alfalfa' Switzer

Carl 'Alfalfa' Switzer
1927 - 1959
Carl 'Alfalfa' Switzer  American Actor

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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: Our Gang, American film actors and American television actors.


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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, Carl Switzer
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 Gunshot wound
Buried Hollywood Forever Cemetery,Los Angeles, California
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, 1927–1959
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 singer, child actor, dog breeder and guide. He was best known for his role as Alfalfa in the short subjects series Our Gang.

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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
White Christmas1954Bennie Haynes (uncredited)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 Mike1952Bus Boy (as Carl Switzer)Movie
The WAC from Walla Walla1952Pvt. Cronkheit (uncredited)Movie
Cause for Alarm!1951Guy with Tex (uncredited)Movie
Here Comes the Groom1951Messenger (uncredited)Movie
Schlitz Playhouse1951TV Show
The Roy Rogers Show1951Dunc Wright, Mike Moore, 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 Trail1950Alfie DonahueMovie
A Letter to Three Wives1949Leo (uncredited)Movie
Alias the Champ1949Newsboy (uncredited)Movie
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 Othello (uncredited)Movie
Gas House Kids1946Sammy Levine (as Carl Switzer)Short Film
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 Comedy1943Auggie (uncredited)Movie
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 Double1940Alfalfa, Cornelius 'Corny' (as Our Gang)Short Film
Goin' Fishin'1940Alfalfa (as Our Gang)Short Film
Barnyard Follies1940AlfalfaMovie
Good Bad Boys1940Alfalfa (uncredited)Short Film
Kiddie Kure1940Alfalfa (as Our Gang)Short Film
The Big Premiere1940Alfalfa (as Our Gang)Short Film
The New Pupil1940Alfalfa (as Our Gang)Short Film
Waldo's Last Stand1940Alfalfa (as Our Gang)Short Film
All About Hash1940Alfalfa (as Our Gang)Short Film
Bubbling Troubles1940Alfalfa (as Our Gang)Short Film
The Ice Follies of 19391939Small Boy (uncredited)Movie
Captain Spanky's Show Boat1939Alfalfa (uncredited)Short Film
Joy Scouts1939Alfalfa (as Our Gang)Short Film
Alfalfa's Aunt1939Alfalfa (uncredited)Short Film
Auto Antics1939Alfalfa (as Our Gang)Short Film
Time Out for Lessons1939Alfalfa (as Our Gang)Short Film
Clown Princes1939Alfalfa (as Our Gang)Short Film
Cousin Wilbur1939Alfalfa (as Our Gang)Short Film
Dad for a Day1939Alfalfa (as Our Gang)Short Film
Dog Daze1939Alfalfa (as Our Gang)Short Film
Duel Personalities1939Alfalfa (uncredited)Short Film
Tiny Troubles1939Alfalfa Switzer (as Our Gang)Short Film
Bear Facts1938Alfalfa (as Our Gang)Short Film
Feed 'em and Weep1938Alfalfa (as Our Gang)Short Film
Hide and Shriek1938Alfalfa, alias X-10 (as Our Gang)Short Film
Aladdin's Lantern1938Alfalfa (as Our Gang)Short Film
Football Romeo1938Alfalfa (as Our Gang)Short Film
The Little Ranger1938Alfalfa (as Our Gang)Short Film
Men in Fright1938Alfalfa (as Our Gang)Short Film
Party Fever1938Alfalfa (as Our Gang)Short Film
Practical Jokers1938Alfalfa (uncredited)Short Film
Scandal Street1938Bennie NordskudderMovie
Canned Fishing1938Alfalfa (as Our Gang)Short Film
The Awful Tooth1938Alfalfa (as Our Gang)Short Film
Came the Brawn1938Alfalfa (as Our Gang)Short Film
Three Men in a Tub1938Alfalfa (as Our Gang)Short Film
Our Gang Follies of 19381937AlfalfaShort Film
Pick a Star1937Minor Role (uncredited)Movie
Wild and Woolly1937ZeroMovie
Fishy Tales1937Alfalfa (as Our Gang)Short Film
Mail and Female1937Alfalfa, Cousin Amelia (as Our Gang)Short Film
Rushin' Ballet1937Alfalfa (as Our Gang)Short Film
Framing Youth1937Alfalfa (as Our Gang)Short Film
Glove Taps1937Alfalfa (as Our Gang)Short Film
Hearts Are Thumps1937Alfalfa (as Our Gang)Short Film
Night 'n' Gales1937Alfalfa (as Our Gang)Short Film
The Pigskin Palooka1937Alfalfa (as Our Gang)Movie
Reunion in Rhythm1937Alfalfa (as Our Gang)Short Film
Roamin' Holiday1937Alfalfa (as Our Gang)Short Film
Three Smart Boys1937Alfalfa (as Our Gang)Short Film
Ellis Island1936Manuel (uncredited)Movie
General Spanky1936Alfalfa (as Carl Switzer)Movie
Kelly the Second1936Boy with Stomach Ache (uncredited)Movie
Too Many Parents1936Kid SingerMovie
Arbor Day1936Alfalfa (as Our Gang)Short Film
Bored of Education1936Alfalfa (as Our Gang)Short Film
Second Childhood1936Alfalfa (as Our Gang)Short Film
Spooky Hooky1936Alfalfa (as Our Gang)Short Film
Divot Diggers1936Alfalfa (as Our Gang)Short Film
Easy to Take1936Alfred Bottle (as Carl Switzer)Movie
The Lucky Corner1936Alfalfa (as Our Gang)Short Film
Pay As You Exit1936Alfalfa (as Our Gang)Short Film
The Pinch Singer1936Alfalfa (as Our Gang)Short Film
Two Too Young1936Alfalfa (as Our Gang)Short Film
Beginner's Luck1935Arizona NightengaleShort Film
Our Gang Follies of 19361935Alfalfa (as Our Gang)Short Film
Teacher's Beau1935Alfalfa (as Our Gang)Short Film
Little Papa1935Alfalfa (as Our Gang)Short Film
Southern Exposure1935Messenger Boy (uncredited)Short Film
Sprucin' Up1935Alfalfa (as Our Gang)Short Film
Life Hesitates at 401935Boy at Soda FountainShort Film
Little Sinner1935Alfalfa (as Our Gang)Short Film
Stage Mother1933'Irish Eyes' singer (uncredited)Movie
Little Rascals: Best of Our Gang1930Movie
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ZiggyStarduxt9282738ZiggyStarduxt9282738Nov 23, 2018

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alfie290alfie290Mar 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.

MandyLovesVintageMandyLovesVintageDec 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.

MandyLovesVintageMandyLovesVintageDec 12, 2008

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

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