Alfalfa would have been 86 today

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.

More on the life of Carl ‘Alfalfa’ Switzer

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Jerry Seinfeld, Carl Reiner and Mel Brooks

Jerry Seinfeld had a series this summer called Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee.  On this episode Jerry’s special guests are Carl Reiner and Mel Brooks.  The two comedy legends have been friends for 62 years and eat dinner together every night.

I enjoyed this so much.  I’ve been wondering how Mel Brooks was doing since I hadn’t heard much about him for quite a while.   He is and was one of the funniest creative people in the business. 

If you enjoyed this half as much as I did go here and watch the Spare Parts clips below the video. 

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Dick Clark Dead at 82

Dick Clark, the music industry maverick, longtime TV host and powerhouse producer who changed the way we listened to pop music with “American Bandstand,” and whose trademark “Rockin’ Eve” became a fixture of New Year’s celebrations, died of a hear attack today at the age of 82.   More on Clark’s death

Daytime Emmy Awards tribute to American Bandstand and Dick Clark in June of 2010.

From the Las Vegas Hilton, the 37th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards pays tribute to the classic daytime TV show, American Bandstand and to the host with the most, Dick Clark. Ryan Seacrest hosts the segment which features the cast of Jersey Boys, Marie Osmond, Chubby Checker and Tony Orlando. With tributes from Simon Cowell, Cher, and many more.

Dick Clark’s Wikipedia Page

 

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