Carl Switzer

1927 - 1959

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Carl Dean Switzer (August 7, 1927 – January 21, 1959) was an American singer, child actor, dog breeder and guide. He was best known for his role as Alfalfa in the short subjects series Our Gang. Switzer 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. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Carl Switzer has received more than 2,246,534 page views. His biography is available in 17 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 16 in 2019). Carl Switzer is the 4,206th most popular actor (down from 4,024th in 2019), the 6,316th most popular biography from United States (down from 6,256th in 2019) and the 1,970th most popular Actor.

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Among actors, Carl Switzer ranks 4,206 out of 9,996Before him are Dana Wynter, Valérie Kaprisky, Mathieu Carrière, Gong Hyo-jin, Rebel Wilson, and Stephen Amell. After him are Bob Morley, Robert Joy, Rick Yune, Jang Hyuk, Gates McFadden, and Vladimir Mashkov.

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Among people born in 1927, Carl Switzer ranks 285Before him are Carmen Basilio, Alvin Sargent, Bill Daily, Harold Brown, Eva Pawlik, and L. Q. Jones. After him are Qurratulain Hyder, Kay Kendall, Clint Walker, Elliot See, Althea Gibson, and Otto Stich. Among people deceased in 1959, Carl Switzer ranks 143Before him are Vitaly Bianki, Sax Rohmer, Blind Willie McTell, Preston Sturges, Pierre Frieden, and Lipót Fejér. After him are Kay Kendall, Stepan Erzia, Balthasar van der Pol, Seán Lester, Jan Černý, and Emil František Burian.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Carl Switzer ranks 6,316 out of 18,182Before him are Jane Bowles (1917), Leslie West (1945), Lydia Davis (1947), Chris Wedge (1957), John C. Slater (1900), and Albert Tyler (1872). After him are Rick Yune (1971), Gates McFadden (1949), Laurance Rockefeller (1910), Mike Starr (1950), William Castle (1914), and Jack Colvin (1934).

Among ACTORS In United States

Among actors born in United States, Carl Switzer ranks 1,970Before him are Judd Nelson (1959), Christopher Judge (1964), Jorge Garcia (1973), Alan Ruck (1956), L. Q. Jones (1927), and Michael Bowen (1957). After him are Rick Yune (1971), Gates McFadden (1949), Mike Starr (1950), Jack Colvin (1934), Clint Walker (1927), and Jenette Goldstein (1960).

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