Obituary of Carl Switzer

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Carl Switzer

Carl Dean Switzer (born August 7, 1927 in Paris, Illinois) was a singer and TV actor (child actor) who was best known for his role as Alfalfa in the 1940’s TV series, “Our Gang”. Carl died on January 21, 1959 and his death was because he was murdered by a gunshot to the stomach. He died very young at just 31.

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Carl Switzer Biography Wiki:

    • Is He Dead or Alive: Dead
    • Full Name: Switzer, Carl
    • Common Name: Carl Switzer
    • Gender: Male
    • Preferred Gender Pronoun: he/him
    • Birthplace: Paris, Illinois, United States
    • Birth Date: August 07, 1927
    • Age: 31 (at death)
    • Also Known As: Alfalfa Switzer
    • Occupations:

    • Net Worth: $5 million
    • Nationality: American
    • Favorite Food: Hershey's Kisses
    • Favorite Color: Indigo (See all his faves at Hot-Forum)

    Carl's Family Tree

    • Birth Name: Carl Dean Switzer
    • Father: George Frederick "Fred" Switzer (1905-1960)
    • Mother: Gladys C. Shanks (1904-1997)
    • Brother(s):
      • Harold Switzer (January 16, 1925 – April 14, 1967)
    • Sister(s):
      • Janice Genevieve (1923-1989)
    • Spouse/Partner:
      • Dian Collingwood (married 1954-divorced 1957)
    • Son(s):
      • Lance Switzer
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Death Notice:

  • Date: January 21, 1959
  • Place: Mission Hills, Los Angeles, California, United States
  • Cause of Death: Murder (gunshot)
  • Interment: Buried at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery in Hollywood, California, United States

Category Tags:

SingerTV Actor American Born on August 7th Born in 1927 Born in IllinoisDied in 1959Died from Murder

Carl's Notable Roles:

  • Our Gang

Quotable Quotes:

"Straight men are the ones that are propelling the sex toy distribution forward, so I don't think it's taken quite seriously enough."

Is Mr. Carl Switzer still alive? According to our unconfirmed records, he has passed away.

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Wiki Page Updated: 2022-07-09 11:33:14
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