This is the grave marker of Carl Switzer, better known to fans of the Our Gang comedies as Alfalfa. Switzer died on January 21, 1959 under strange circumstances. After his acting career wound down, Switzer became a professional dog breeder who had many clients in Hollywood. (Jimmy Stewart, Roy Rogers and Dale Evans were among them.) The 31-year-old Switzer was shot in the groin when an argument over an alleged $50 debt with acquaintance Moses Stiltz turned violent. He bled to death. The official police account of the incident claims that Stiltz shot a drunken Switzer in an act of self-defense. Switzer had supposedly threatened the gunman's life while brandishing a knife. Latter day researchers have cast doubts on the accuracy of the official police report. Nevertheless, a coroner ruled Switzer's death to be justifiable homicide and the case was quickly closed. Switzer's passing received little publicity in the newspapers because famed movie director Cecil B. De Mille died that very same day.
Added: 10th October 2009
Posted By: Lava1964
Singer Al Martino, who played the Frank Sinatra-type role of Johnny Fontane in "The Godfather," died Tuesday afternoon at his childhood home. He was 82.
Publicist Sandy Friedman, of the Rogers & Cowan public relations firm, confirmed Martino's death in the Philadelphia suburb of Springfield, in Delaware County, but didn't cite a cause.
Starting in 1952, Martino was known for hit songs including "Here in My Heart," "Spanish Eyes," "Can't Help Falling in Love" and "Volare."
Added: 14th October 2009
Posted By: Cliffy
Cougar—a woman over 40 who sexually pursues younger men, typically more than eight years her junior. Shown on this October 1974 People Magazine, Dinah is showing off her Boy Toy Burt Reynolds, 20 years her junior. Tabloids often paired Dinah with other younger men, from Wayne Rogers, Andy Williams, and "Tarzan" Ron Ely, to other gentlemen such as novelist Sidney Sheldon, Dean Martin, and former New York Governor Hugh Carey.
Added: 29th December 2009
Posted By: Old Fart
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