Carl "Alfalfa" Switzer
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August 7, 1927
Carl Dean "Alfalfa" Switzer ( January 21, 1959) was an
American child actor, professional dog breeder and expert hunting guide,
most notable for appearing in the Our Gang short subjects series
as Alfalfa, one of the series' most popular and best-remembered
Death: January 21, 1959 (aged 31)
Switzer and his friend Jack Piott arrived allegedly drunk at Moses
"Bud" Stiltz's home in Mission Hills, California, to settle an
alleged debt owed to Switzer. Stiltz raised the gun and shot Switzer in
the groin. Switzer died of massive internal bleeding and was pronounced
dead on arrival at the hospital.
Where are they buried?
- Saint Mary's Whitechapel Episcopal Churchyard, Lancaster, Virginia
- Snead Family Cemetery, Hot Springs, Virginia
- Hollywood Forever, Hollywood, California