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Maximilian Adelbert Baer also known as “Livermore Larupper” or Madcap Maxie.
Was an outstanding fighter of the 30’s who enjoyed life in the limelight and was a gifted showman both in and out of the ring, often at the expense of his training.
Max Baer for a short time became Heavyweight Champion of the World; he was also an actor, entertainer, professional wrestler and referee.
He was the brother of twice World Champion boxing contender Buddy Baer and father of actor Max Baer, Jr., known to two generations as Jethro Bodine of the Beverly Hillbillies. He is rated #22 on Ring Magazine’s list of 100 greatest punchers of all time.
Maximilian Adelbert Baer was born on February 11, 1909 in Omaha, Nebraska, the son of Jacob Baer (1875–1938) who was Jewish of French ancestry and Dora Bales (1877–1938) who was of German and Scots-Irish ancestry. His eldest sister was Frances May Baer (1905–1991), his younger sister was Bernice Jeanette Baer (1911–1987), his younger brother was boxer-turned-actor Jacob Henry Baer, better known as Buddy Baer (1915–1986) and his adopted brother was August “Augie” Baer.