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Spencer Tracy (I) (1900–1967)


Spencer Tracy was born four years after his brother Carroll to truck salesman John Edward and Caroline Brown Tracy. He attended Marquette Academy along with Pat O'Brien and the two left school to enlist in the Navy at the start of World War I. He was still at Norfolk Navy Yard in Virginia at the end of the war. At Ripon College he did well in the ... See full bio »

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Won 2 Oscars. Another 12 wins & 16 nominations. See more awards »

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 1962 How the West Was Won
Narrated By (voice)
 1956 The Mountain
Zachary Teller
 1954 Broken Lance
Matt Devereaux
 1951 The People Against O'Hara
James P. Curtayne
 1949 Malaya
Carnahan
 1942 Keeper of the Flame
Steven 'Stevie' O'Malley
 1942 Tortilla Flat
Pilon
 1942 Woman of the Year
Sam Craig
 1940 Boom Town
Square John Sand
 1940 Young Tom Edison
Man Admiring Portrait of Thomas A. Edison (uncredited)
 1938 Test Pilot
Gunner
 1937 Mannequin
John L. Hennessey
 1937 They Gave Him a Gun
Fred P. Willis
 1936 Libeled Lady
Haggerty
 1936 Fury
Joe Wilson
 1936 Riffraff
Dutch
 1935 Whipsaw
Ross McBride
 1935 The Murder Man
Steve Grey
 1935 It's a Small World
Bill Shevlin
 1934 Now I'll Tell
Murray Golden
 1934 Bottoms Up
'Smoothie' King
 1934 Looking for Trouble
Joe Graham
 1933 Man's Castle
Bill
 1933 The Mad Game
Edward Carson
 1933 The Power and the Glory
Tom Garner
 1933 Shanghai Madness
Pat Jackson
 1932 The Painted Woman
Tom Brian
 1932 Society Girl
Briscoe
 1932 Young America
Jack Doray
 1932 Sky Devils
Wilkie
 1932 She Wanted a Millionaire
William Kelley
 1931 Goldie
Bill
 1931 Six Cylinder Love
William Donroy
 1931 Quick Millions
Daniel J. 'Bugs' Raymond
 1930 The Hard Guy (Short)
Guy
 1930 Taxi Talks (Short)
Taxi Driver
 1930 The Strong Arm (Short)
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Stage Play: The Rugged Path. Written by Robert E. Sherwood. Costume Design by Valentina. Lighting and Scenic Design by Jo Mielziner. Directed by Garson Kanin. Plymouth Theatre: 10 Nov 1945- 19 Jan 1946 (81 performances). Cast: Spencer Tracy (as "Morey Vinion"), Paul Alberts, Sandy Campbell, Vito Christi, Clay Clement (as "Col. Rainsford"),... See more »

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2 Biographical Movies | 10 Print Biographies | 4 Portrayals | 3 Articles | 1 Pictorial | 6 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Height:

5' 9½" (1.77 m)
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Personal Quote:

[in a 1962 interview] I'm Spencer Tracy with some deference to the character. When a person says he's an actor - he's a personality. The whole idea is to show your personality. There are people who are much better technically, but who cares? Nobody cares. See more »

Trivia:

He was voted the 19th Greatest Movie Star of all time by Premiere Magazine. See more »

Trademark:

Raspy but strong voice See more »

Nickname:

Pops See more »

Star Sign:

Aries

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