Maudie Marian Baer, progeny of the legendary Maximilian Adelbert Baer, known as Max Bear, was the shining star of his era as a celebrated professional wrestler. Max Sr.’s immortal legacy and fame were secured by his achievement of the world heavyweight champion title for a fleeting 364 days, an accomplishment that still garners admiration from many connoisseurs of combat sports and followers of popular culture. Max Baer’s vibrant personality and charisma saw him playing cameo roles in several movies, including “Africa Screams” (1949) and “The Harder They Fall” (1956), which inspired his portrayal as a villainous character in “Cinderella Man.”
Despite being the daughter of a champion boxer, Maudie herself is not a widely known personality. However, she managed to carve her niche as a respected individual after her father’s demise due to a heart attack. She diligently pursued her education, although her status as a celebrity is not as prominent as her father’s.
As the inheritor of Max Sr.’s legacy, Maudie also enjoys his net worth, estimated at $1.7 million in 2018, making her one of the wealthiest women in America. Notwithstanding, her cousin’s net worth is valued at an extravagant $50 million.
Max Baer Jr., the son of Max Sr. and his spouse Mary Ellen Sullivan, was born in 1937 at the East Oakland Hospital in Oakland, California. Max Jr.’s maternal and paternal grandmothers were of Scots-Irish descent, while his paternal grandfather had German Jewish roots. Max Jr. had two siblings, brother James Manny Baer (1941–2009) and sister Maude Baer (1941–2009), and his uncle, Buddy Baer, was a distinguished boxer and actor.
Max Jr. pursued his studies at Christian Brothers High School in Sacramento and excelled in four sports, winning the Sacramento Open Junior Golf Tournament twice. Later, he won the Pro-Am Tournament at the 1968 Andy Williams-San Diego Open with Charlie Sifford. Max Jr. made his stage debut in 1949 in “Goldilocks and the Three Bears” at the Blackpool Pavilion in England. He commenced his acting career in 1960 with Warner Bros., featuring in various television shows, including “Maverick,” “Surfside 6,” “Hawaiian Eye,” “Cheyenne,” “The Roaring 20s,” and “77 Sunset Strip.” Max Jr.’s illustrious career reached a new height when he became a member of the cast of the popular sitcom “The Beverly Hillbillies” in 1962.
Although there is limited information about Maudie and her life, we know that she does not feature in any news articles nor is an active user of social media platforms.