Carl Switzer

Birth Name:
Carl Dean Switzer
Birth Date:
August 7, 1927
Birth Place:
Paris, Illinois
Death Date:
January 21, 1959
Place of Death:
10400 Columbus Ave, Mission Hills, California
Cause of Death:
Homicide - gunshot wounds
Cemetery Name:
Hollywood Forever Cemetery
Claim to Fame:
Show Business
"Alfalfa" was one of the most popular and best-remembered characters from the 1930s the Little Rascals and Our Gang short films. Failing to land substantial roles after the Our Gang series, Carl was shot and killed over a petty dispute over money.

Fun Fact

Many assume that Carl didn’t land any roles after the Our Gang series ended. Actually he appeared in a number of productions – just not any leading roles. As a youngster he played supporting roles in numerous movies, including ‘Mrs. Wiggs of the Cabbage Patch’, ‘Going My Way’, ‘The Great Mike’, ‘The Human Comedy’, ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’, ‘On Our Merry Way’, ‘ White Christmas’ and ‘The Defiant Ones’. He also worked on television, appearing in six episodes of ‘The Roy Rogers Show’ as well as guest-starring on ‘The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show’, ‘Lux Video Theatre’ and ‘Science Fiction Theatre’. The American actor had many unaccredited roles in his acting career as well. These include roles in the movies ‘A Letter to Three Wives’, ‘House by the River’, ‘Here Comes the Groom’, ‘Not as a Stranger’, ‘Francis in the Navy’, ‘Dig That Uranium’, ‘The Ten Commandments’ and ‘Between Heaven and Hell’.

Cemetery Information:

Final Resting Place:

Hollywood Forever Cemetery

6000 Santa Monica Blvd.

Los Angeles, California, 90038


North America


Map of Hollywood Forever Cemetery in Los Angeles, California
Map of Hollywood Forever Cemetery in Los Angeles, California

Grave Location:

Garden of Memory, Lot 26, Grave 6

Grave Location Description

At the base of the two tall evergreen trees in the Garden of Memory section.

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