Switzer, Carl

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Switzer, Carl Gender: M
born on 8 August 1927 at 01:00 (= 01:00 AM )
Place Paris, Illinois, 39n37, 87w42
Timezone CST h6w (is standard time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Astrodienst
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_leocol.18.gif 14°44' s_mo.18.gif s_sagcol.18.gif 13°18 Asc.s_gemcol.18.gif 24°30'

Carl Switzer (Switzer in Our Gang Follies of 1938, age 10)


American actor, professional dog breeder, and hunting guide who began his career as a child actor in the mid-1930s appearing in the "Our Gang" short subjects series as Alfalfa, one of the series' most popular and best-remembered characters.

After leaving the series in 1940, Switzer struggled to find substantial roles owing to typecasting. As an adult, he appeared mainly in bit parts and B-movies. He later became a dog breeder and hunting guide.

Switzer married Diantha (Dian) Collingwood, heiress of grain elevator empire Collingwood Grain, in 1954 and had one son before divorcing in 1956.

On 21 January 1959, Switzer was fatally shot by an acquaintance over a dispute about money. He was 31.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • associate relationship with Bond, Tommy (born 16 September 1926). Notes: Co-stars in "Our Gang" films
  • associate relationship with Hurlic, Philip (born 20 December 1927). Notes: Co-stars in "Our Gang" films
  • associate relationship with Kaye, Darwood (born 8 September 1929). Notes: Co-stars in "Our Gang" films
  • associate relationship with Lee, Eugene Gordon (born 25 October 1933). Notes: Co-stars in "Our Gang" films
  • associate relationship with McFarlane, "Spanky" (born 19 June 1942). Notes: Co-stars in "Our Gang" films


  • Death by Homicide 21 January 1959 at 7:00 PM in Mission Hills (Los Angeles County) (Shot in dispute about money, age 31)
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Source Notes


Birth certificate provided by Gary Noel.


  • Passions : Criminal Victim : Homicide victim
  • Vocation : Entertainment : Actor/ Actress
  • Vocation : Entertainment : Child performer
  • Vocation : Sports Business : Other Sports Business (Hunting guide)
  • Vocation : Misc. : Animal Breeder/Trainer (Dog breeder)