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Max Baer Jr.



Boxing champ Max Baer made his film acting bow in The Prizefighter and the Lady (1933). This MGM "special" co-starred Baer with Walter Huston and Myrna Loy--not to mention his fellow pugilists Jack Dempsey, Primo Carnera, Jesse Willard, Jim Jeffries and Stranger Lewis. Though he evinced movie-star potential, Baer would never again have so worthwhile a film role. Nor was he as busy in Hollywood as his boxer brother Buddy Baer, with whom Max appeared in the 1949 Abbott and Costello comedy Africa Screams. In 1951, Baer was teamed with another boxer-turned-thespian Maxie Rosenbloom in a quartet of inexpensive Columbia 2-reelers. Max Baer was the father of Max Baer Jr., famed for his portrayal of Jethro on TV's The Beverly Hillbillies and for his second career as a film producer/director.

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Cinderella Man: The James J. Braddock Story
  • Actor
2005
No Score Yet 45 Fantastic Fights of the Century
  • Actor
1999
No Score Yet Legend of the Beverly Hillbillies
  • Actor
1993
No Score Yet Hometown U.S.A.
  • Director
1979
No Score Yet Ode to Billy Joe
  • Producer
  • Director
1976
No Score Yet The McCullochs
  • Culver Robinson
1975
33% Macon County Line
  • Deputy Reed Morgan
  • Producer
1974
No Score Yet A Time for Killing
  • Luther
1967
No Score Yet Holidays With the Clampetts
  • Actor
1962
100% The Harder They Fall
  • Buddy Brannen
1956
No Score Yet Riding High
  • Bertie
1950
60% Africa Screams
  • Grappler McCoy
1949
No Score Yet Buckskin Frontier
  • Tiny
1943
No Score Yet The Navy Comes Through
  • Berringer
1942
No Score Yet Two Mugs from Brooklyn
  • Actor
1942
No Score Yet The Prizefighter and the Lady
  • Steve
1933

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