Dec 4 - 1937 – Max Baer, Jr., American actor  Jethro Bodine on The Beverly Hillbillies

Dec 4 - 1937 – Max Baer, Jr., American actor Jethro Bodine on The Beverly Hillbillies

Max Baer (February 11, 1909 – November 21, 1959) was an American boxer of the 1930s (one-time Heavyweight Champion of the World) as well as a professional wrestler and referee, and had an occasional role on film or television. He was the brother of twice World Champion boxing contender Buddy Baer and father of actor Max Baer, Jr. (best known as Jethro Bodine on The Beverly Hillbillies). Baer is rated #22 on Ring Magazine's list of 100 greatest punchers of all time.

Max Baer (February 11, 1909 – November 21, 1959) was an American boxer of the 1930s (one-time Heavyweight Champion of the World) as well as a professional wrestler and referee, and had an occasional role on film or television. He was the brother of twice World Champion boxing contender Buddy Baer and father of actor Max Baer, Jr. (best known as Jethro Bodine on The Beverly Hillbillies). Baer is rated #22 on Ring Magazine's list of 100 greatest punchers of all time.

Elvis and Max Baer JrMay Mann’s brother in law was Max Baer Sr. father of Max Baer Jr. who playedJethro in the TV series The Beverly Hillbillies.  Baer often played football with Elvis (note the cleats on the shoes)

Elvis and Max Baer JrMay Mann’s brother in law was Max Baer Sr. father of Max Baer Jr. who playedJethro in the TV series The Beverly Hillbillies. Baer often played football with Elvis (note the cleats on the shoes)

Max Baer Jr. Kept This Hidden Throughout The Filming Of 'Beverly Hillbillies'

Max Baer Jr. Kept This Hidden Throughout The Filming Of 'Beverly Hillbillies'

Max Baer Jr. Kept This Hidden Throughout The Filming Of 'Beverly Hillbillies'

Max Baer Jr. Kept This Hidden Throughout The Filming Of 'Beverly Hillbillies'

Max Baer Jr. Kept This Hidden Throughout The Filming Of 'Beverly Hillbillies'

Max Baer Jr. Kept This Hidden Throughout The Filming Of 'Beverly Hillbillies'

Al Hirschfeld ~ Buddy Ebsen, Irene Ryan, Max Baer, Jr., and Donna Douglas in "The Beverly Hillbillies"

Al Hirschfeld ~ Buddy Ebsen, Irene Ryan, Max Baer, Jr., and Donna Douglas in "The Beverly Hillbillies"

Max Baer Jr., Actor: The Beverly Hillbillies. The son of former heavyweight boxing champion Max Baer, Max Baer Jr. is a classic (except probably to him) example of Hollywood typecasting. Known around the world as "Jethro Bodine" in the smash TV series The Beverly Hillbillies (1962), Baer did not find work as an actor in Hollywood for three years after the Hillbillies went off the air. Baer finally had to put himself to work as an actor in ...

Max Baer Jr., Actor: The Beverly Hillbillies. The son of former heavyweight boxing champion Max Baer, Max Baer Jr. is a classic (except probably to him) example of Hollywood typecasting. Known around the world as "Jethro Bodine" in the smash TV series The Beverly Hillbillies (1962), Baer did not find work as an actor in Hollywood for three years after the Hillbillies went off the air. Baer finally had to put himself to work as an actor in ...

Max Baer Jr as Jethro Bodine - Sitcoms Online Photo Galleries

Max Baer Jr as Jethro Bodine - Sitcoms Online Photo Galleries

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