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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
 1940 Young Tom Edison
Man Admiring Portrait of Thomas A. Edison (uncredited)
 1938 Test Pilot
Gunner
 1937 Mannequin
John L. Hennessey
 1936 Libeled Lady
Haggerty
 1936 Fury
Joe Wilson
 1936 Riffraff
Dutch Muller
 1935 Whipsaw
Ross McBride
 1935 It's a Small World
Bill Shevlin
 1934 Bottoms Up
'Smoothie' King
 1934 Looking for Trouble
Joe Graham
 1933 The Mad Game
Edward Carson
 1932 Society Girl
Briscoe
 1932 Young America
Jack Doray
 1932 She Wanted a Millionaire
William Kelley
 1931 Goldie
Bill
 1931 Quick Millions
Daniel J. 'Bugs' Raymond
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Other Works:

Stage: Appeared (as "Eddie Perkins") in "Nigger Rich (The Big Shot)" on Broadway. Comedy. Written / directed John McGowan. Royale Theatre: 20 Sep 1929-Sep 1929 (closing date unknown/11 performances). Cast: Don Beddoe (as "Blake"; Broadway debut), John A. Butler (as "Joe Burns"), Eric Dressler (as "Mike Kelly"), Elvia Enders (as "Helen... See more »

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

Height:

5' 9½" (1.77 m)
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[1962 interview] The only thing an actor has to offer a director and finally an audience is his instinct. That's all. See more »

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Director Vincente Minelli quoted the actor as saying, " it was a badge of honor for an actor to be a drunk.". See more »

Trademark:

Often wore a lopsided fedora hat in his films See more »

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Pops See more »

Star Sign:

Aries

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