It has been said that Jack Beers packed more into his extraordinary
life than the most prolific fictional character. As a kid growing
up in sheer poverty in the Lower East Side, Jack Beers became
known in vaudeville as "New York City's Strongest Boy."
Later, he became an accomplished
self taught engineer, a professional dog trainer, and appeared
in hundreds of movies. In this clip from the documentary on his
life (Holes In My Shoes), a 94-year-old Beers rips a phone book
into thirds with his bare hands and shares his struggles and
triumphs in his fascinating and awe inspiring life life.