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Spencer Tracy -
Craggy, likable, and sincere-seeming, Spencer
Tracy was considered by many of his peers of the time, including
Humphrey Bogart, as the best living American actor. Spencer
Tracy played gangsters, priests, and best friends, until coming
into his own as a screen star.
Super Star & Best Actor (1900 - 1967)
His defining role was as as a ghostly pilot in A GUY NAMED JOE. Other notable films include: CAPTAINS COURAGEOUS, BOY'S TOWN, ADAM'S RIB, FATHER OF THE BRIDE, IT'S A MAD, MAD, MAD, MAD WORLD, and GUESS WHO'S COMING TO DINNER?
Spencer Tracy 1937 Best Actor
CAPTAINS COURAGEOUS (Family/Drama)
Spencer Tracy received his first Oscar for playing the fisherman hero who rescues a boy. Based on Kipling's book.
Spencer Tracy 1938 Best Actor
BOYS TOWN (Drama)
Spencer Tracy received his 2nd Oscar for playing the kindly Father Edward J. Flanagan, who founded the Nebraska refuge for homeless boys.
ABOUT SPENCER TRACY (1900 - 1967)
Distinguished American actor, born in Milwaukee, who attended New York's American Academy of Dramatic Arts.
In his early acting years Spencer Tracy gained some stage experience, and later he won two Best Actor Oscars, for CAPTAINS COURAGEOUS (37) and BOYS TOWN (38). His first Oscar was mistakenly inscribed to "Dick Tracy".
SAN FRANCISCO (1936)
FATHER OF THE BRIDE (1950)
BAD DAY AT BLACK ROCK (1955)
THE OLD MAN AND THE SEA (1958)
INHERIT THE WIND (1960)
JUDGEMENT AT NUREMBERG (1961)
GUESS WHO'S COMING TO DINNER (1967)
Tracy worked with Katharine Hepburn in a series of popular films including: WOMAN OF THE YEAR, STATE OF THE UNION, ADAM'S RIB, and THE DESK SET.
Spencer Tracy's other credits include:
SOCIETY GIRL (1932)
TWENTY THOUSAND YEARS IN SING SING (1932)
THE POWER AND THE GLORY (1933)
MAN'S CASTLE (1933)
DANTE'S INFERNO (1935)
RIFF RAFF (1936)
LIBELED LADY (1936)
TEST PILOT (1938)
STANLEY AND LIVINGSTONE (1939)
NORTHWEST PASSAGE (1940)
EDISON THE MAN (1940)
BOOM TOWN (1940)
DR. JEKYLL AND MR. HYDE (1941)
THE SEVENTH CROSS (1944)
THIRTY SECONDS OVER TOKYO (1944)
BROKEN LANCE (1954)
THE LAST HURRAH (1958)
IT'S A MAD MAD MAD MAD WORLD (1963)
Spencer Tracy maintained a mostly secret romance with frequent co-star Katharine Hepburn, secret because he was married at the time.
Spencer Tracy in DR. JEKYLL AND MR. HYDE (1941)