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Alfalfa killed in fight over $50

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Father of four, Feb 5, 2013.

  1. Father of four

    Father of four Portland, Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Actor who played Alfalfa killed in fight over $50


    "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 hunting guide. After a night of drinking, Switzer, 31, and a friend went to collect $50 from dog owner Bud Stiltz. Switzer pounded on the front door of Stiltz's house in Mission Hills, Calif., and they forced their way into Stiltz's house.

    Stiltz fired his gun, fatally striking the actor in the stomach.

    The shooting was judged to be self-defense and the death was ruled justifiable.

    - Scott McCabe"



    Well that sucks!!!!! I did not know that.
     
  2. Father of four

    Father of four Portland, Oregon Well-Known Member

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  3. TapRackNGo

    TapRackNGo PNW Well-Known Member

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    Didn't know that either.. Thx
     
  4. drew

    drew OR Well-Known Member

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    Didn't even know he died. I would have guessed it would have been more recent.

    Thanks
     
  5. Mephistopheles

    Mephistopheles Lane County, OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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  6. coastal steelheader

    coastal steelheader Aberdeen Well-Known Member

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    I remember this one from SNL like it was yesterday

    [video=youtube;fuLdNto8z_w]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fuLdNto8z_w[/video]
     
  7. greedy bastards

    greedy bastards Multnomah Village New Member

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    The moral is don't go collecting debts after a night of drinking.