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Carl 'Alfalfa' Switzer (1927–1959)


Carl 'Alfalfa' Switzer was born on August 7, 1927 in Paris, Illinois, USA as Carl Dean Switzer. He was an actor, known for The Defiant Ones (1958), Our Gang Follies of 1938 (1937) and I Love You Again (1940). He was married to Dian Collingwood. He died on January 21, 1959 in Mission Hills, California, USA. See full bio »

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Known For

The Defiant Ones
(1958)
I Love You Again
I Love You Again Harkspur Jr.
(1940)
Pat and Mike
Pat and Mike Busboy
(1952)

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 1940 Kiddie Kure (Short)
Alfalfa (as Our Gang)
 1940 Goin' Fishin' (Short)
Alfalfa (as Our Gang)
 1940 Waldo's Last Stand (Short)
Alfalfa (as Our Gang)
 1940 Good Bad Boys (Short)
Alfalfa (as Our Gang)
 1940 Bubbling Troubles (Short)
Alfalfa (as Our Gang)
 1940 The New Pupil (Short)
Alfalfa (as Our Gang)
 1940 All About Hash (Short)
Alfalfa (as Our Gang)
 1940 The Big Premiere (Short)
Alfalfa (as Our Gang)
 1940 Alfalfa's Double (Short)
Alfalfa / Cornelius 'Corny' (as Our Gang)
 1939 Time Out for Lessons (Short)
Alfalfa (as Our Gang)
 1939 Dad for a Day (Short)
Alfalfa (as Our Gang)
 1939 Captain Spanky's Show Boat (Short)
Alfalfa (uncredited)
 1939 Auto Antics (Short)
Alfalfa (as Our Gang)
 1939 Dog Daze (Short)
Alfalfa (as Our Gang)
 1939 Joy Scouts (Short)
Alfalfa (as Our Gang)
 1939 Cousin Wilbur (Short)
Alfalfa (as Our Gang)
 1939 Clown Princes (Short)
Alfalfa (as Our Gang)
 1939 Duel Personalities (Short)
Alfalfa (uncredited)
 1939 Tiny Troubles (Short)
Alfalfa Switzer (as Our Gang)
 1939 Alfalfa's Aunt (Short)
Alfalfa (as Our Gang)
 1938 Practical Jokers (Short)
Alfalfa (uncredited)
 1938 Football Romeo (Short)
Alfalfa (as Our Gang)
 1938 Men in Fright (Short)
Alfalfa (as Our Gang)
 1938 Aladdin's Lantern (Short)
Alfalfa (as Our Gang)
 1938 Party Fever (Short)
Alfalfa (as Our Gang)
 1938 The Little Ranger (Short)
Alfalfa (as Our Gang)
 1938 Hide and Shriek (Short)
Alfalfa, alias X-10 (as Our Gang)
 1938 The Awful Tooth (Short)
Alfalfa (as Our Gang)
 1938 Feed 'em and Weep (Short)
Alfalfa (as Our Gang)
 1938 Came the Brawn (Short)
Alfalfa (as Our Gang)
 1938 Three Men in a Tub (Short)
Alfalfa (as Our Gang)
 1938 Bear Facts (Short)
Alfalfa (as Our Gang)
 1938 Canned Fishing (Short)
Alfalfa (as Our Gang)
 1937/I Mail and Female (Short)
Alfalfa / Cousin Amelia (as Our Gang)
 1937 The Pigskin Palooka (Short)
Alfalfa (as Our Gang)
 1937 Framing Youth (Short)
Alfalfa (as Our Gang)
 1937 Fishy Tales (Short)
Alfalfa (as Our Gang)
 1937 Night 'n' Gales (Short)
Alfalfa (as Our Gang)
 1937 Roamin' Holiday (Short)
Alfalfa (as Our Gang)
 1937 Three Smart Boys (Short)
Alfalfa (as Our Gang)
 1937 Rushin' Ballet (Short)
Alfalfa (as Our Gang)
 1937 Hearts Are Thumps (Short)
Alfalfa (as Our Gang)
 1937 Glove Taps (Short)
Alfalfa (as Our Gang)
 1937 Reunion in Rhythm (Short)
Alfalfa (as Our Gang)
 1936 Spooky Hooky (Short)
Alfalfa (as Our Gang)
 1936 Pay As You Exit (Short)
Alfalfa (as Our Gang)
 1936 Two Too Young (Short)
Alfalfa (as Our Gang)
 1936 Bored of Education (Short)
Alfalfa (as Our Gang)
 1936 Arbor Day (Short)
Alfalfa (as Our Gang)
 1936 Second Childhood (Short)
Alfalfa (as Our Gang)
 1936 The Lucky Corner (Short)
Alfalfa (as Our Gang)
 1936 Divot Diggers (Short)
Alfalfa (as Our Gang)
 1936 The Pinch Singer (Short)
Alfalfa (as Our Gang)
 1935 Our Gang Follies of 1936 (Short)
Alfalfa (as Our Gang)
 1935 Life Hesitates at 40 (Short)
Boy at Soda Fountain
 1935 Little Sinner (Short)
Alfalfa (as Our Gang)
 1935 Little Papa (Short)
Alfalfa (as Our Gang)
 1935 Sprucin' Up (Short)
Alfalfa (as Our Gang)
 1935 Teacher's Beau (Short)
Alfalfa (as Our Gang)
 1935 Southern Exposure (Short)
Messenger Boy (uncredited)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

He also made an appearance in the Christmas movie, "It's a Wonderful Life", opening up the gymnasium floor with the pool underneath, causing George and Mary to fall in.


Alternate Names:

Alfalfa | Our Gang | Carl SWitzer | Alfalfa Switser | 'Alfalfa' Switzer | Alfalfa Switzer | Alfy Switzer | Carl Dean Switzer | Carl Switzer

Height:

5' 9" (1.75 m)
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Trivia:

Despite his trademark off-key singing, in real life he was a very skilled singer. See more »

Trademark:

Off-key singing of popular (usually Bing Crosby) songs See more »

Nickname:

Alfie See more »

Star Sign:

Leo

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