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 Jacob Henry “Buddy” Baer

Jacob Henry “Buddy” Baer

Birth
Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska, USA
Death 18 Jul 1986 (aged 71)
Martinez, Contra Costa County, California, USA
Burial Sacramento, Sacramento County, California, USA
Memorial ID 3189 · View Source
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Professional Boxer. Born in Denver, Colorado. Standing at 6' 6½" Buddy fought from 1934 to 1942 and was one of the best punchers of his time. The highlight of his boxing career occurred in his unsuccessful attempts to win the heavyweight boxing championship from Joe Louis. In their first fight Buddy did manage to catch Louis with a left hook that knocked Louis out of the ring completely, Louis managed to get back into the ring before the ten count and Louis went on to win the match. Buddy is the younger brother of boxing heavyweight champion Max Baer, and the uncle of Max Baer, Jr., best known as "Jethro" on the 1960s sitcom The Beverly Hillbillies. Buddy fought 55 professional fights during the '30s and '40s. He had 47 knockouts and 7 loses. Buddy retired after the Louis bout and joined the U.S. Armed Forces during World War II. After the war Buddy appeared in movies and television, In 1949 he landed a bit role in the Abbott and Costello romp, Africa Screams. He appeared in 16 films and 150 television shows. In later years Buddy would suffer from diabetes, hypertension and Alzheimer's disease. He died at the age of 71.

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  • Added: 17 Jul 1998
  • Find A Grave Memorial 3189
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Jacob Henry “Buddy” Baer (11 Jun 1915–18 Jul 1986), Find A Grave Memorial no. 3189, citing Sierra Hills Memorial Park, Sacramento, Sacramento County, California, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .