Carl Switzer5,531Photo Credit: MandyLovesVintage

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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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In White Christmas (1954), the photo that Vera-Ellen shows to Bing Crosby and Danny Kaye of her brother Bennie is actually a photo of Switzer.

 

Died the same day as Cecil B. DeMille.

 

I look just like I did when I was a kid. It`s hard for a child actor to start working again. I`ve never played a part over Nineteen. I`m always a teenager and there haven`t been many jobs until recently. I`ll see how this turns out. If this doesn`t do it for me, nothing will. I go all the way through the picture.

 
The Defiant Ones

The Defiant Ones (1958)

One of the great ones!

Two escaped convicts chained together, white and black, must learn to get along in order to elude capture.

Motorcycle Gang
Between Heaven and Hell
The Ten Commandments
Francis in the Navy

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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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