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Max Baer (I) (1909–1959)


Max Baer is arguably best known today for siring Max Baer Jr., the actor who played Jethro Bodine on the classic TV series The Beverly Hillbillies (1962). However, old-timers, followers of the sweet science and viewers of the film Cinderella Man (2005) all know that Max Sr. was boxing's heavyweight champion of the world for all of 364 days, from ... See full bio »

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Known For

Africa Screams
Africa Screams Grappler McCoy
(1949)
The Harder They Fall
The Harder They Fall Buddy Brannen
(1956)
The Prizefighter and the Lady
(1933)

Filmography

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 1958 Make Room for Daddy (TV Series)
Max Baer
- Rusty, the Bully (1958) ... Max Baer
 1957 Utah Blaine
Gus Ortmann
 1956 Playhouse 90 (TV Series)
Mike
- Requiem for a Heavyweight (1956) ... Mike
 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
 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 Fisticuffs (Short)
Max Baer
 1937 Over She Goes
Silas Morner
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2 Print Biographies | 1 Portrayal | 4 Articles | 1 Pictorial | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Height:

6' 4" (1.93 m)
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Onetime heavyweight boxing champion of the world. See more »

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Nickname:

Mad Cap Maxie See more »

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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