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Famous Freemason - Carl Dean Switzer

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Carl Dean Switzer best known as Alfalfa in the 1930s "Our Gang" series of shorts was a child actor, professional dog breeder and hunting guide.

After leaving the series in 1940, Switzer struggled to find substantial roles owing to typecasting. As an adult, he appeared mainly in bit parts and B-movies.

Switzer had small parts in both the 1946 Christmas film It's a Wonderful Life as Mary Hatch's date at a high school dance in the film's beginning and again in the 1948 film On Our Merry Way as the mayor's son, a trumpet player in a fixed musical talent contest.

In the 1950s, Switzer turned to television. Between 1952 and 1955, he made six appearances on The Roy Rogers Show. He also guest-starred in an episode of the American science fiction anthology series Science Fiction Theatre and The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show. In 1953 and 1954. Switzer's final film role was in the 1958 drama The Defiant Ones.

Switzer married Diantha Collingwood, heiress of the Collingwood Grain Elevator empeire in 1954 and had one son, Justin Lance Collingwood Switzer (later Justin Lance Collingwood Elridge) before divorcing his wife in 1957.

He was fatally shot by an acquaintance in a dispute over money in January 1959.

Bro. Swizer was though to be a member of Hollywood Lodge No. 355 in Hollywood California.

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