Carl Switzer, better known as Alfalfa was born on August 7, 1927 and was “discovered” when he was touring Hal Roach Studios at the age of 6. He was signed to do the Our Gang film shorts. He did that for 6 years. He appeared in other films and television shows but never had the success he did as a child actor. Switzer was killed in 1959 over a $50 debt.