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Carl 'Alfalfa' Switzer [2]


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Born:August 7, 1927
Died:January 21, 1959 (31)
Filmography Rating:6.17 / 10
IMDB Rating:6.23 / 10
Amazon Rating:4.00 / 5
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List of Titles and Roles/Jobs:
Our Gang Follies [1937](10) => Alfalfa
The Great Mike [1944](17) => Speck

Trivia that mentions this person:
Our Gang Follies [1937]
  • For the long medium close-up where he gets bombarded with tomatoes, hard cabbage, lettuce, etc. while trying to sing "The Barber of Seville," Carl 'Alfalfa' Switzer was told he would only be hit with soft tomatoes. Of course, when filming started, he found out the opposite. The anger seen on-screen is not acting; after the shot was done, Alfalfa grabbed his brother Harold Switzer and said, "C'mon, Harold; let's go kick their ass," and a fight almost broke out between cast and crew members. It is speculated that the vegetable toss (which was done by the crew members for this shot, not the kid opera attendees seen in the wide shot) was payback by the crew for having had to endure the pranks, tantrums, and other mischief Alfalfa regularly caused on the [Our Gang] sets.
    White Christmas [1954]
  • The photo that Vera-Ellen shows to Bing Crosby and Danny Kaye of her brother, Bennie, is actually a photo of Carl 'Alfalfa' Switzer.