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Crime History: Actor who played Alfalfa killed in fight over $50

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On this day, Jan. 21, in 1959, Carl Dean Switzer, the actor who played Alfalfa in the "Our Gang" series, was killed during a fight over $50 and a hunting dog. The show, featuring Alfalfa, Spanky, Buckwheat and Darla, was groundbreaking in the 1930s in that it featured white and black child actors interacting equally. As Switzer grew older, he took odd jobs as a bartender, shoeshiner and bear...

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