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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

The Harder They Fall Buddy Brannen
(1956)
Africa Screams Grappler McCoy
(1949)

Filmography

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 1958 The Danny Thomas Show (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
 1956 The Harder They Fall
Buddy Brannen
 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 The McGuerins 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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Trivia:

Lifelong friends of Buddy Ebsen - his son's, Max Baer Jr.'s acting mentor. See more »

Trademark:

Known for His extremely kind and lighthearted personality See more »

Nickname:

Mad Cap Maxie See more »

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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