Carl "Alfalfa" Switzer

Actor, Hunting/fishing guide, Bartender
Beloved child actor, Carl "Alfalfa" Switzer started his career at the tender age of nine. Early on in his acting career, Switzer landed roles in various films, including "General Spanky" (1936), "Wild and Woolly" (1937) ... Read more »
Born: 08/06/1927 in Paris, Illinois, USA

Filmography

Actor (29)

The Defiant Ones 1958 (Movie)

Angus (Actor)

Motorcycle Gang 1957 (Movie)

Speed (Actor)

Between Heaven and Hell 1956 (Movie)

Savage (Actor)

The High and the Mighty 1954 (Movie)

Ensign Keim (Actor)

Track of the Cat 1954 (Movie)

Joe Sam (Actor)

Island in the Sky 1953 (Movie)

Hopper (Actor)

Pat and Mike 1952 (Movie)

Busboy (Actor)

Cause For Alarm 1951 (Movie)

Boy (Actor)

Redwood Forest Trail 1950 (Movie)

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A Letter to Three Wives 1947 (Movie)

Leo, Second Messenger (Actor)

Going My Way 1944 (Movie)

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Johnny Doughboy 1941 (Movie)

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The War Against Mrs. Hadley 1941 (Movie)

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General Spanky 1935 (Movie)

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Big Town Scandal (Movie)

Frankie Sneed (Actor)

Courage of Lassie (Movie)

First Youth (Actor)

Dixie (Movie)

Boy (Actor)

Gas House Kids Go West (Movie)

Alfalfa (Actor)

Here Comes the Groom (Movie)

Messenger (Actor)

I Love You Again (Movie)

Harkspur, Jr. (Actor)

Man Alive (Movie)

Ignatius (Actor)

Mrs. Wiggs of the Cabbage Patch (Movie)

Billy Wiggs (Actor)

Rosie the Riveter (Movie)

Buzz (Actor)

Spanky (Movie)

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The Great Mike (Movie)

Speck (Actor)

The Human Comedy (Movie)

Augie (Actor)

Together Again (Movie)

Elevator Boy (Actor)

Two Dollar Bettor (Movie)

Chuck Norlinger (Actor)

Wild and Woolly (Movie)

Zero (Actor)

Biography

Beloved child actor, Carl "Alfalfa" Switzer started his career at the tender age of nine. Early on in his acting career, Switzer landed roles in various films, including "General Spanky" (1936), "Wild and Woolly" (1937) and the William Powell comedy "I Love You Again" (1940). He also appeared in "Reg'lar Fellers" (1941), the musical "Johnny Doughboy" (1942) with Jane Withers and the drama "The War Against Mrs. Hadley" (1942) with Edward Arnold. His film career continued throughout the forties in productions like "The Great Mike" (1944), the Elizabeth Taylor adventure "Courage of Lassie" (1946) and "It's a Wonderful Life" (1946). He also appeared in "Gas House Kids Go West" (1947). Film continued to be his passion as he played roles in "Two Dollar Bettor" (1951) with John Litel, the Spencer Tracy sports comedy "Pat and Mike" (1952) and the action film "Island in the Sky" (1953) with John Wayne. He also appeared in "The High and the Mighty" (1954) and the Robert Mitchum drama "Track of the Cat" (1954). Switzer last acted in the drama "The Defiant Ones" (1958) with Tony Curtis. Carl "Alfalfa" Switzer passed away in January 1959 at the age of 32.

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