Carl Switzer Biography
Birthday: August 7, 1927 (Leo)
Born In: Paris, Illinois, United States
Carl Switzer, born as Carl Dean Switzer, was an American actor, professional dog breeder, and hunting guide. He started his acting career as a child artist, appearing as Alfalfa in the Our Gang short subjects. As a youngster he played supporting roles in numerous movies, including ‘Mrs. Wiggs of the Cabbage Patch’, 'Going My Way', 'The Great Mike', 'The Human Comedy', 'It's a Wonderful Life', 'On Our Merry Way', ' White Christmas' and 'The Defiant Ones'. He also worked on television, appearing in six episodes of ‘The Roy Rogers Show’ as well as guest-starring on 'The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show', 'Lux Video Theatre' and 'Science Fiction Theatre'. The American actor had many unaccredited roles in his acting career as well. These include roles in the movies ‘A Letter to Three Wives’, ‘House by the River’, ‘Here Comes the Groom’, ‘Not as a Stranger’, ‘Francis in the Navy’, ‘Dig That Uranium’, ‘The Ten Commandments’ and ‘Between Heaven and Hell’. Coming to his personal life, Carl Switzer was a divorcee and had one child. In January 1959, he died after he was shot by an acquaintance over a dispute about money. He was just 31 at the time of his tragic death.