Max Baer At 103: Oldest Star in the World?

Who is Max Baer?

Max Baer, born on February 11, 1909, in Omaha, Nebraska, wasn’t just a boxer, but also dabbled in acting. He hit the big time in 1934 when he KO’d Primo Carnera, snagging the world heavyweight title. Baer’s larger-than-life personality made him a standout, both in and out of the ring. He even starred in flicks like “The Harder They Fall” and “Africa Screams”. Sadly, he passed away from a heart attack on November 21, 1959, at 50.

Max Baer At 103: Oldest Star in the World?

How is he still alive?

Nope, not him. The Max Baer hitting 103 isn’t the boxer-actor combo. This one’s Max Baer Jr., son of the original, known for playing Jethro on “The Beverly Hillbillies.” Born December 4, 1937, still kickin’ as of June 2023.

Why is he the oldest star in the world?

There are quite a few older celebs out there. Remember Betty White? She’s 101! And Kirk Douglas? He lived to be 106! Then there’s Olivia de Havilland, who made it to 107, and Norman Lloyd, a whopping 109. But hey, our guy? He’s still kicking it as one of the oldest from the golden age of Hollywood. Started in ’60 with “Gold of the Seven Saints” and kept going strong with over 20 roles, like in “The Beverly Hillbillies” from ’62 to ’71.

What is he doing now?

These days, he’s mostly taking it easy from acting gigs. But you might spot him popping up at fan events or lending a hand at charity functions. Oh, and did you know? He’s got his own spot in Nevada, a casino called Jethro’s Beverly Hillbillies Mansion & Casino. Cool, right? He’s settled down in a cozy ranch by Lake Tahoe, surrounded by his furry and four-legged pals. And while he never tied the knot or had kids, he had a special someone, Chere Rhodes, who sadly passed away in 2008.

How does he look now?

You know, he’s really something else for his age. Got this great head of gray hair, always has a smile on his face. He keeps fit by staying busy and eating right, no smoking or drinking either. Says it’s all down to good genes, a happy life, and keeping stress at bay.