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Carl Switzer


He gained popularity seeing that Alfalfa on the initial Our Gang children comedy ensemble and played assignments in short movies before group disbanded in 1940. However, because of typecasting, he hardly ever could find every other significant assignments. He and his old brother increased to prominence within their hometown because of their musical shows. He performed the function of Angus within the 1958 film The Defiant Types. He wedded Diantha Collingwood in 1954 and acquired a son called Justin Lance Collingwood Switzer before divorcing in 1957. He made an appearance within the 1953 aviation film Isle in the Sky with John Wayne.

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Full Name Carl Switzer
Date Of Birth August 7, 1927
Died January 21, 1959, Mission Hills, Los Angeles, California, United States
Place Of Birth Paris, IL
Profession TV Actor
Nationality American
Spouse Dian Collingwood
Children Lance Switzer
Parents George Frederick Switzer, Gladys C. Shanks
Siblings Harold Switzer, Janice Genevieve
Movies Our Gang Follies of 1938, General Spanky, Beginner's Luck, The Defiant Ones, Hide and Shriek, Spooky Hooky, Bored of Education, Our Gang Follies of 1936, Glove Taps, Rushin' Ballet, Arbor Day, Track of the Cat, Pay as You Exit, The Lucky Corner, Fishy Tales, Second Childhood, Came the Brawn, Teacher's Beau, The Pigskin Palooka, Canned Fishing, The Awful Tooth, Mail and Female, Cousin Wilbur, There's One Born Every Minute, Clown Princes, State of the Union, Two Too Young, Three Smart Boys, Gas House Kids Go West, Captain Spanky's Show Boat, The High and the Mighty, Gas House Kids, Alfalfa's Aunt, Bubbling Troubles, Courage of Lassie, Joy Scouts, Men in Fright, I Love You Again, The Great Mike, Motorcycle Gang, Reg'lar Fellers, Two-Dollar Bettor, Between Heaven and Hell, Wild and Woolly, Alfalfa's Double, Football Romeo, Feed 'em and Weep, Kiddie Kure, Party Fever, All About Hash, Gas House Kids in Hollywood
TV Shows Our Gang
Star Sign Leo

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The Defiant Ones1958Angus (as Carl Switzer)
Motorcycle Gang1957Speed (as Carl Switzer)
Between Heaven and Hell1956Savage (uncredited)
The Ten Commandments1956Slave (uncredited)
Dig That Uranium1955Shifty Robertson (uncredited)
The Roy Rogers Show1952-1955TV SeriesMike Moore / Dunc Wright / Timmy Horton / ...
Science Fiction Theatre1955TV SeriesPete
Francis in the Navy1955Timekeeper (uncredited)
Not as a Stranger1955Unexpected Father (uncredited)
Lux Video Theatre1955TV SeriesMailer
The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show1954TV SeriesVictor the Delivery Boy
Track of the Cat1954Joe Sam (as Carl Switzer)
This Is My Love1954Customer
The High and the Mighty1954Ensign Keim (as Carl Switzer)
Flight Nurse1953Rifleman (uncredited)
Island in the Sky1953Sonny Hopper (as Carl Switzer)
Schlitz Playhouse1953TV Series
The WAC from Walla Walla1952Pvt. Cronkheit (uncredited)
I Dream of Jeanie1952Freddie (as Carl Dean Switzer)
Pat and Mike1952Busboy (as Carl Switzer)
Here Comes the Groom1951Messenger (uncredited)
Two Dollar Bettor1951Chuck Nordlinger (as Carl Switzer)
Cause for Alarm!1951Guy with Tex (uncredited)
Belle Le Grand1951Messenger Boy (uncredited)
Redwood Forest Trail1950Sidekick Alfie
House by the River1950Walter Herbert (uncredited)
Alias the Champ1949Newsboy
A Letter to Three Wives1949Leo, Second Messenger (uncredited)
Big Town Scandal1948Frankie Snead
State of the Union1948Bellboy (as Carl Switzer)
On Our Merry Way1948Leopold 'Zoot' Wirtz (as Carl Switzer)
Driftwood1947Messenger (uncredited)
The Gas House Kids in Hollywood1947Alfalfa
Gas House Kids Go West1947Alfalfa (as Carl Switzer)
It's a Wonderful Life1946Freddie Othello (uncredited)
Gas House Kids1946Sammy Levine (as Carl Switzer)
Courage of Lassie1946First Youth
She Wouldn't Say Yes1945Delivery Boy (uncredited)
Man Alive1945Ignatius (uncredited)
Together Again1944Elevator Boy (uncredited)
The Great Mike1944Speck
Going My Way1944Herman Langerhanke (uncredited)
Rosie the Riveter1944Buzz Prouty (as Carl Switzer)
Dixie1943Boy in Street (uncredited)
The Human Comedy1943Auggie (uncredited)
Johnny Doughboy1942Alfalfa (as 'Alfalfa' Switzer)
Mrs. Wiggs of the Cabbage Patch1942Billy Wiggs
The War Against Mrs. Hadley1942Messenger Boy (as Carl Switzer)
There's One Born Every Minute1942Junior Twine (as Alfalfa Switser)
Henry and Dizzy1942Billy Weeks
My Favorite Blonde1942Frederick (uncredited)
Reg'lar Fellers1941Bump Hudson
Kiddie Kure1940ShortAlfalfa (as Our Gang)
Goin' Fishin'1940ShortAlfalfa (as Our Gang)
Barnyard Follies1940Alfalfa
Waldo's Last Stand1940ShortAlfalfa (as Our Gang)
Good Bad Boys1940ShortAlfalfa (as Our Gang)
I Love You Again1940Harkspur Jr.
Bubbling Troubles1940ShortAlfalfa (as Our Gang)
The New Pupil1940ShortAlfalfa (as Our Gang)
All About Hash1940ShortAlfalfa (as Our Gang)
The Big Premiere1940ShortAlfalfa (as Our Gang)
Alfalfa's Double1940ShortAlfalfa / Cornelius 'Corny' (as Our Gang)
Time Out for Lessons1939ShortAlfalfa (as Our Gang)
Dad for a Day1939ShortAlfalfa (as Our Gang)
Captain Spanky's Show Boat1939ShortAlfalfa (uncredited)
Auto Antics1939ShortAlfalfa (as Our Gang)
Dog Daze1939ShortAlfalfa (as Our Gang)
Joy Scouts1939ShortAlfalfa (as Our Gang)
Cousin Wilbur1939ShortAlfalfa (as Our Gang)
Clown Princes1939ShortAlfalfa (as Our Gang)
Duel Personalities1939ShortAlfalfa (uncredited)
The Ice Follies of 19391939Small Boy (uncredited)
Tiny Troubles1939ShortAlfalfa Switzer (as Our Gang)
Alfalfa's Aunt1939ShortAlfalfa (as Our Gang)
Practical Jokers1938ShortAlfalfa (uncredited)
Football Romeo1938ShortAlfalfa (as Our Gang)
Men in Fright1938ShortAlfalfa (as Our Gang)
Aladdin's Lantern1938ShortAlfalfa (as Our Gang)
Party Fever1938ShortAlfalfa (as Our Gang)
The Little Ranger1938ShortAlfalfa (as Our Gang)
Hide and Shriek1938ShortAlfalfa, alias X-10 (as Our Gang)
The Awful Tooth1938ShortAlfalfa (as Our Gang)
Feed 'em and Weep1938ShortAlfalfa (as Our Gang)
Came the Brawn1938ShortAlfalfa (as Our Gang)
Three Men in a Tub1938ShortAlfalfa (as Our Gang)
Bear Facts1938ShortAlfalfa (as Our Gang)
Canned Fishing1938ShortAlfalfa (as Our Gang)
Scandal Street1938Bennie Nordskudder
Our Gang Follies of 19381937ShortAlfalfa
Mail and Female1937/IShortAlfalfa / Cousin Amelia (as Our Gang)
The Pigskin Palooka1937ShortAlfalfa (as Our Gang)
Framing Youth1937ShortAlfalfa (as Our Gang)
Fishy Tales1937ShortAlfalfa (as Our Gang)
Night 'n' Gales1937ShortAlfalfa (as Our Gang)
Wild and Woolly1937Zero
Roamin' Holiday1937ShortAlfalfa (as Our Gang)
Pick a Star1937Minor Role (uncredited)
Three Smart Boys1937ShortAlfalfa (as Our Gang)
Rushin' Ballet1937ShortAlfalfa (as Our Gang)
Hearts Are Thumps1937ShortAlfalfa (as Our Gang)
Glove Taps1937ShortAlfalfa (as Our Gang)
Reunion in Rhythm1937ShortAlfalfa (as Our Gang)
General Spanky1936Alfalfa (as Carl Switzer)
Spooky Hooky1936ShortAlfalfa (as Our Gang)
Easy to Take1936Alfred Bottle (as Carl Switzer)
Ellis Island1936Manuel (uncredited)
Pay As You Exit1936ShortAlfalfa (as Our Gang)
Two Too Young1936ShortAlfalfa (as Our Gang)
Bored of Education1936ShortAlfalfa (as Our Gang)
Kelly the Second1936Boy with Stomach Ache (uncredited)
Arbor Day1936ShortAlfalfa (as Our Gang)
Second Childhood1936ShortAlfalfa (as Our Gang)
Too Many Parents1936Kid Singer
The Lucky Corner1936ShortAlfalfa (as Our Gang)
Divot Diggers1936ShortAlfalfa (as Our Gang)
The Pinch Singer1936ShortAlfalfa (as Our Gang)
Our Gang Follies of 19361935ShortAlfalfa (as Our Gang)
Life Hesitates at 401935ShortBoy at Soda Fountain
Little Sinner1935ShortAlfalfa (as Our Gang)
Little Papa1935ShortAlfalfa (as Our Gang)
Sprucin' Up1935ShortAlfalfa (as Our Gang)
Teacher's Beau1935ShortAlfalfa (as Our Gang)
Southern Exposure1935ShortMessenger Boy (uncredited)
Beginner's Luck1935ShortArizona Nightengale



Little Rascals Varieties1959performer: "She'll Be Coming 'Round the Mountain When She Comes", "Honolulu Baby", "The Object of My Affection", "The Barber of Seville", "Learn to Croon"
The War Against Mrs. Hadley1942performer: "Happy Birthday" 1893 - uncredited
Clown Princes1939Short performer: "The Flying Trapeze" - uncredited
Practical Jokers1938Short performer: "Because It's Your Birthday Today The Birthday Song"
Our Gang Follies of 19381937Short performer: "The Barber of Seville", "The Barber of Seville" Reprise #2, "Learn to Croon", "Follies Conclusion"
Framing Youth1937Short performer: "Just an Echo in the Valley" - uncredited
Hearts Are Thumps1937Short performer: "Let Me Call You Sweetheart" - uncredited
Reunion in Rhythm1937Short performer: "I'm Through With Love" - uncredited
Bored of Education1936Short performer: "Good Morning To You", "Believe Me If All Those Endearing Young Charms" - uncredited
Arbor Day1936Short performer: "Trees" - uncredited
Second Childhood1936Short performer: "Oh! Susanna" - uncredited
Too Many Parents1936performer: "A Little White Gardenia"
The Pinch Singer1936Short performer: "On The Road To California", "I'm In The Mood For Love"
Our Gang Follies of 19361935Short performer: "The Object Of My Affection"
Little Papa1935Short performer: "Go To Sleep, My Baby" - uncredited
Teacher's Beau1935Short performer: "Ticklish Reuben" - uncredited
Beginner's Luck1935Short performer: "She'll Be Comin' Round The Mountain" - uncredited



The Donald O'Connor Show1954TV SeriesHimself

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Biography2003TV Series documentaryHimself
E! True Hollywood Story2002TV Series documentaryAlfalfa
8th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards2002TV SpecialHimself (as Carl Switzer)
Hal Roach: Hollywood's King of Laughter1994TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Our Gang Story1994Video documentaryHimself / Alfalfa / Bump Hudson / ...
When the Applause Died1990Video documentaryHimself
Classic Comedy Teams1986Video documentaryAlfalfa (segment "Our Gang")
Going Hollywood: The '30s1984Documentary
Our Gang: Inside the Clubhouse1984TV Movie documentaryAlfalfa
Hollywood: The Gift of Laughter1982TV Movie documentaryActor - Unidentified 'Our Gang' Film (uncredited)
Henry Fonda: The Man and His Movies1982TV Movie documentaryActor in 'On Our Merry Way' (uncredited)
Rascal Dazzle1980Alfalfa (as Alfalfa)
Little Rascals Varieties1959Alfalfa
The Clubhouse Gang1955TV SeriesAlfalfa
The Little Rascals1955TV SeriesAlfalfa (1955)

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