Carl Switzer

1927 - 1959

Carl Switzer

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 2,117,406 page views. His biography is available in 15 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 3,059th most popular actor.

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  • 15

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  • 2.03

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 2.96

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among actors, Carl Switzer ranks 3,018 out of 8,832Before him are Bae Yong-joon, Eve Arden, Philippe Léotard, Jennifer O'Neill, Sandahl Bergman, and Henry Thomas. After him are Mark Rydell, Anna Q. Nilsson, Moe Howard, Nancy Olson, Ford Sterling, and Bill Irwin.

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Among people born in 1927, Carl Switzer ranks 228Before him are Yevgeny Morgunov, Edmund Gettier, Eliseo Mouriño, Cesar Chavez, Luis Rijo, and B. V. Doshi. After him are Lee Konitz, Yury Grigorovich, Hirotugu Akaike, Walter Zeman, Karl Stotz, and Gerard K. O'Neill. Among people deceased in 1959, Carl Switzer ranks 116Before him are William J. Donovan, Jacob Epstein, Boris Eikhenbaum, Edmund Gwenn, Irakli Tsereteli, and Balthasar van der Pol. After him are Molla Mallory, Laxmi Prasad Devkota, Sax Rohmer, Friedrich Waismann, Seán Lester, and Preston Sturges.

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