Alfalfa Shot To Death Over $50

Carl Dean Switzer also know as Alfalfa in the series Our Gang was one of the earlier actors who were type casted and unable to find work after being a child star when his run with Our Gang ended in 1940 at the ripe old age of twelve. He did turn to television and had some luck with the Roy Rogers and a few other television shows. Switzer also trained hunting dogs and guided hunting expeditions. It was over $50 for the reward for the return of one of his dogs that caused an argument that lead to his death. The shooting was judged to be self defense as Switzer pounded on the shooters door demanding to be let in. 42 years later n 2001 a witness came forward saying it was more like a murder (see Wikipedia for the full story).

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  1. Albert Ezerzer is a former driver in the transportation management facility. Sadly, he passed away on April 18, 2014, after suffering from Aortic Aneurysm Rupture. He worked on different movie sets like Interstate 60, and No-one Could Protect Her, and many others. Likewise, he became a dedicated production member in every movie. Albert played on-screen as a driver on different occasions. Unfortunately, he passed away at the age of 55. Besides, Albert’s picture on different websites has been replaced by D.B. Woodside’s picture, which might create a confusion but he is a different person.

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