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Jack Beers (1910-2009)

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.

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