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

Age: 31 (age at death)
Born: 7th August, 1927, Paris, Illinois
Died: 21st January, 1959, Mission Hills, California
Height: Height Unknown
Nationality: American
Claim to Fame: `Alfalfa`

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His marriage lasted four months and produced a son. His family has always kept his son`s name secret.


He had three older siblings, Harold Switzer, Janice "Genness" Genevieve and an older brother who died during childhood.


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MandyLovesVintage - 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. (5 years ago)
MandyLovesVintage - Thinking of you always! Lot`s of Love... -Mandy (6 years ago)

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