Jack Beers’ Life Inspires A Documentary

December 16th, 2009 - 9:05 pm ICT by GD  

By Ranjan Bhaduri
zimmers1Dec.16, (THAINDIAN NEWS) It is not very commonplace to find a man who is strong and can perform feats like youngsters at the ripe age of 94. Jack Beers, earlier known as the strongest boy of New York City, inspired David Wachs to make a documentary on his life. Later in his life Jack Beers trained dogs and also did small roles in Ghost Busters and tootsie. The documentary shows Jack Beers ripping a phone book and navigating GPS at 94 years of age. The film is named ‘Holes in My Shoes’. Jack Beers was so strong even at 94 that he did not require any retakes for ripping the telephone book and he did not need any instrument either. It was shown on PBS on Tuesday.

Jack Beers was a resident of Greenwich and there he spent more than four decades of his life. He passed away at 99. The documentary movie made on his life won top honors at Connecticut Film Festival. He acted in minuscule roles in 200 movies. David Wachs came across Jack Beers for the first time in the 1980s at the New York University. At that time, Jack Beers was 74 years old and after meeting him and knowing about his life, David Wachs was determined to make a documentary on his life in future.

Till the end of his life Jack Beers was very independent minded. He used to do laundry for himself and kept the lawn clean. Even for cleaning the household and cooking he did not require anyone’s assistance. He was not into smoking and drinking at all.

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