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

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Max Baer Jr. born 1937

Max Baer Jr. born 1937

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Elvis and Max Baer Jr who played Jethro in the TV Series 'The Beverly Hillbilliles.  Baer often played football with Elvis (note the cleats on the shoes)

Elvis and Max Baer Jr who played Jethro in the TV Series 'The Beverly Hillbilliles. Baer often played football with Elvis (note the cleats on the shoes)

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Max Baer jr. a.k.a. Jethro of Beverly Hillbillies fame. #LefthandersIntl - http://Left-handersInternational.com

Max Baer jr. a.k.a. Jethro of Beverly Hillbillies fame. #LefthandersIntl - http://Left-handersInternational.com

max baer jr.

max baer jr.

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.

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Max Baer Jr.  Max Baer Jr. (his father was the heavyweight champ portrayed in "The Cinderella Man") bought the rights to "Ode to Billy Joe" and turned it into a movie in 1976, five years after finishing his long run as Jethro on "The Beverly Hillbillies." He later got into the gambling business and now, at 76, plans to open a "Beverly Hillbillies"–theme hotel and casino in Nevada, complete with Jethro's All You Can Et Buffet.

Max Baer Jr. Max Baer Jr. (his father was the heavyweight champ portrayed in "The Cinderella Man") bought the rights to "Ode to Billy Joe" and turned it into a movie in 1976, five years after finishing his long run as Jethro on "The Beverly Hillbillies." He later got into the gambling business and now, at 76, plans to open a "Beverly Hillbillies"–theme hotel and casino in Nevada, complete with Jethro's All You Can Et Buffet.

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 ...

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