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.