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The Tragic 1959 Death Of The Little Rascals' Carl 'Alfalfa' Switzer

In the century or so since movies and (later) television have been things, children who have performed in the industry haven't always fared well. Being a marketable star as a child doesn't always translate to success on screen as an adult, and many child actors, some bearing trauma from the abuse they suffered either on-set or at home, flounder as adults. For example, Corey Haim, a teenage heartthrob in the 1980s, battled substance abuse after his star faded, and he died of an overdose...

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    The Tragic Death Of The Little Rascals' Carl 'Alfalfa' Switzer

    The Tragic Death Of The Little Rascals' Carl 'Alfalfa' Switzer

    In the century or so since movies and (later) television have been things, children who have performed in the industry haven't always fared well. Being a marketable star as a child doesn't always translate to success on screen as an adult, and many child actors, some bearing trauma from the abuse they suffered either on-set or at home, flounder as adults...

    The Untold Truth Of The Little Rascals

    The Untold Truth Of The Little Rascals

    For many, looking back on childhood comes with a certain amount of nostalgia, especially for those who were raised in the good ol' days before constant connectivity and cyber-bullying. Those were the days of in-your-face bullying, when there was nothing better than that sweet, sweet moment where that jerk got exactly what was coming to them...

    Tragic Details About The Little Rascals - Grunge

    Tragic Details About The Little Rascals - Grunge

    The story of Our Gang is no Hollywood fairy tale. For many of the formerly famous kids who brought a laugh-filled escape to Depression-era moviegoers, there was no happy ending. The specters of racism, drug abuse, and untimely death are just a few of the demons that haunted the young actors known as the Little Rascals. These are the tragic details of...

    Child Stars Who Completely Disappeared

    Child Stars Who Completely Disappeared

    The kids who become famous at a very young age skip a lot of the drudgery most people go through to become famous. It's like winning the lottery — where other actors can struggle for years or even decades before landing a big role, these kids seemingly just get plucked out of the crowd. Fame has its dark side, though, and child stars are children who maybe...

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