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Max Baer (I) (1909–1959)


Prizefighting's Heavyweight Champion of the World for 364 days. He knocked out champion Primo Carnera on 14 June 1934, but lost a title decision to Jimmy Braddock on 13 June 1935. Later, he appeared in films and on television, often portraying ruffian types. (Easy for a man who in his boxing career had inflicted 50 KOs.) See full bio »

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 1962 It's a Man's World (TV Series)
 1958 Make Room for Daddy (TV Series)
Max Baer
- Rusty, the Bully (1958) ... Max Baer
 1957 The Lone Ranger (TV Series)
Sampson O'Hara
- The Law and Miss Aggie (1957) ... Sampson O'Hara (uncredited)
 1957 Utah Blaine
Gus Ortmann
 1956 Playhouse 90 (TV Series)
Mike
- Requiem for a Heavyweight (1956) ... Mike
 1955 So This Is Hollywood (TV Series)
 1953 The Abbott and Costello Show (TV Series)
Killer King
- Killer's Wife (1953) ... Killer King
 1952 Rootin' Tootin' Tenderfeet (Short)
Max
 1951 The Champs Step Out (Short)
Max
 1951 Skipalong Rosenbloom
Butcher Baer
 1951 Wine, Women and Bong (Short)
Max
 1950 Two Roaming Champs (Short)
Max
 1950 Riding High
Bertie (uncredited)
 1949 Bride for Sale
Litka
 1949 Africa Screams
Grappler McCoy
 1943 Buckskin Frontier
Tiny
 1943 Ladies' Day
Hippo Jones
 1942 Two Mugs from Brooklyn
Professor Samson
 1942 The Navy Comes Through
Coxswain G. Berringer
 1938 Over She Goes
Silas Morner
 1938 Fisticuffs (Short)
Max Baer
 1933 The Prizefighter and the Lady
Steve Morgan
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2 Print Biographies | 1 Portrayal | 1 Article | 1 Pictorial | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Height:

6' 4" (1.93 m)
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Trivia:

Became a national Hero when he fought Max Schleming with a star of David on his trunks. See more »

Trademark:

Extremely Muscular build See more »

Nickname:

The Livermore Larruper See more »

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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