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Max Baer Jr.

Max Baer Sr.'s 1934 heavyweight championship belt. (Damon Winter / LAT)
Max in black
The portrayal of heavyweight boxing legend Max Baer Sr. in “Cinderella Man” incensed his son, Max Baer Jr. (Damon Winter / LAT)
Boxing shorts
Max Baer Sr. put a Star of David on his trunks for his fight with the Nazis’ Max Schmeling at Yankee Stadium in 1933. (Damon Winter / LAT)
Max Baer Jr., top right, starred as Jethro Bodine in ‘The Beverly Hillbillies.’ His father never saw him break through as an actor. ()
Max with belt
Max Baer Jr., holding his father’s 1934 heavyweight championship belt. Baer Sr. was a beloved Depression-era figure much like Babe Ruth and Seabiscuit. (Damon Winter / LAT)