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Carl “Alfafa” Switzer

From 1922 to 1944 Hollywood executive  and producer Hal Roach, famous for his part in the Laurel and Hardy films and those by Charlie Chase.  filmed children in what he believed was in a relatively natural way.  One of those children would hit the screen in a big way and still almost 100 years later is one of the most recognizable child characters still today. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Alfafa&Spanky

Alfafa&Darla

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Information Credits:

https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/switzer-of-our-gang-murdered

https://www.ohmidog.com/2015/05/04/which-petey-is-which-the-historical-record-about-our-gang-dog-isnt-exactly-spot-on/#:~:text=The%20first%20dog%20to%20play%20Petey%20was%20Pal%2C%20the%20Wonder%20Dog.&text=Pal’s%20last%20appearance%20was%20in,with%20a%20grudge%20against%20Lucenay.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carl_%22Alfalfa%22_Switzer

https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/switzer-of-our-gang-murdered

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0842813/

https://filmdaily.co/news/carl-switzer/

https://doyouremember.com/92993/inside-look-strange-death-alfalfa

https://doyouremember.com/92993/inside-look-strange-death-alfalfa

Image Credits:

https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/1011/carl-switzer

https://www.google.com/url?sa=i&url=https%3A%2F%2Fmommybase.com%2Ftodays-birthday-boy-is-carl-switzer-otherwise-known-as-alfalfa%2F&psig=AOvVaw1ovavcgX2HQ45fH8AJsznP&ust=1593327852247000&source=images&cd=vfe&ved=0CA0QjhxqFwoTCLDvi5i3oeoCFQAAAAAdAAAAABAD

https://www.google.com/url?sa=i&url=https%3A%2F%2Fdoyouremember.com%2F92993%2Finside-look-strange-death-alfalfa&psig=AOvVaw1ZHP-XKqhHnda2srQEFjZF&ust=1593327959203000&source=images&cd=vfe&ved=0CA0QjhxqFwoTCNiqqqu3oeoCFQAAAAAdAAAAABAJ

and of course Ancestry.com, MyHeritage.com, Newspaperarchives, FamilySearch.org

 

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