Joanne Kathleen Hill is well recognized as an American actress who also doubles as the ex-wife of Max Baer Jr. — an American actor, Comedian, Producer, and director. Joanne started her career first as a dancer before transitioning into acting.
The actress might not be a household name, but she has earned respect and admiration of many in the entertainment industry.
Joanne Kathleen Hill is from New Hampshire
Joanne Hill was born Joanne Kathleen Hill. She is a native of Portsmouth, New Hampshire, in the United States, but her exact date of birth is unknown, nor is her place of birth available to any source. Judging from her looks and how long she has been in the industry, the actress appears to be in her 70s.
There is no detail available on the family background of the actress as she has not given any information on who her parents are: their names, occupations, ethnicity, and religion.
Likewise, there is also no information on her childhood which makes it difficult for one to know if Joanne is the only child of her parents or if she has other siblings with whom she grew alongside. As for her educational background, it is assumed that the actress is well educated.
However, there is no information on the names of the schools she attended and degrees/ certificates obtained to back this claim as the actress is a very secretive person, which makes it difficult for one to get any information about her personal and professional life since she has not been liberal with details about her life.
Joanne Kathleen Hill Was Once Max Baer Jr.’s Wife
Joanne Hill was once married to Hollywood actor, Comedian, director, and producer Max Baer Jr. (full name is Maximilian Adalbert Baer Jr). Max Baer is well recognized for portraying the character of Jethro Bodine, the dimwitted nephew of Jed Clampett, in the TV series The Beverly Hillbillies.
Joanne Kathleen Hill and Max Baer Jr met in 1965 when he saw a picture of her on Billboard on Sunset Boulevard. On valentine’s day, Max waited at her doorstep to meet her in person. From that day, they became friends and began dating for a short while.
Less than a year after they began dating, the lovebirds decided to take their relationship to the next level. They married in 1966 in a small ceremony attended by a few friends and family members.
Unlike Joanne, whose exact date of birth and family background is unknown, Max was born in 1937 at East Oakland Hospital in Oakland, California, to a boxing champion father and a mother named Ellen Sullivan. His father was of German-Jewish descent, while his mother was of Scotch- Irish descent.
Max is not an only child as he had other siblings, a brother named James Manny Baer and a sister named Maude Baer. He made his acting debut in 1949 in the movie “Goldilocks and the Three Bears in England, ” a Blackpool Pavilion production. Some television series he has featured are Vacation Playhouse (1969 -1974), Love American Style (1969 – 1974), and others.
Why Did Joanne Kathleen Hill and Max Bear Jr. Divorce?
Sadly their marriage came to an end in 1971. The reason for their divorce was that Joanne was more focused on her career and was not ready to start having kids and build a family, but her husband Max, on the other hand, longed to have kids and start up his family. As a result of the conflict in their interest, the couple went their separate ways.
There is no information about her remarrying or having any kids of her own. The only available information is that after her divorce from Max Baer Jr, she moved to Beverly Hills and became George Burn’s neighbor. The duo was frequently spotted together at various Hollywood events; if anything happened between the two, it was never got out.
She Kicked Off Her Career First As A Dancer
Before becoming an actress, Joanne once had a career as a dancer, which she began at a very young age and was so good at. She represented New Hampshire in the Jr Miss America Pageant at the age of seventeen and won the talent division with her tap dancing.
In 1963 she was hired as a dancer after she was seen dancing in the Sunset Strip clubs. Although every other detail about her acting career, especially when she made her movie debut and others, is unknown, it is on record. However, in 1963, she was cast as an extra in the Elvis Presley film “Roustabout.”
Below are some notable movies she has featured in and the roles she played.
- Walkways – Dominique
- Oh Deer (2020) – Jessica
- BrainCraft (2014)
The actress has also worked at a Hollywood law firm and earned a pilot license from operating flights.
Joanne Kathleen Hill’s Net Worth Is Over $10 Million
According to sources, Joanne Kathleen Hill’s net worth is estimated to be $10.3 Million. However, this has not been certified to be accurate as there is no official disclosure of the actress’s income from her career. But from the information gathered, her primary income is from her career as an actress.
She Is not Active On Social Media.
The highly private actress keeps her personal life off social media and away from the public eye. As it seems, Joanne doesn’t have any public social media accounts such as Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, or YouTube. In a day and age in which everyone is obsessed with social media, this may be a deliberate choice for her to keep her life private.
Where is Max Baer Jr.’s Ex-wife Now?
She currently lives in Hilton Head and is always said to be spotted in her vintage outfits (she loves vintage clothes a lot), attending charity events, and volunteering at local animal shelters.