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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 9 wins & 20 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Guess Who's Coming to Dinner
(1967)
Judgment at Nuremberg
Judgment at Nuremberg Chief Judge Dan Haywood
(1961)
It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World
It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World Capt. T. G. Culpepper
(1963)
Inherit the Wind
Inherit the Wind Henry Drummond
(1960)

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 1962 How the West Was Won
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 1956 The Mountain
Zachary Teller
 1951 The People Against O'Hara
James P. Curtayne
 1949 Malaya
Carnahan
 1942 Keeper of the Flame
Steven O'Malley
 1940 Young Tom Edison
Man Admiring Portrait of Thomas A. Edison (uncredited)
 1938 Test Pilot
Gunner Morse
 1937 Mannequin
John L. Hennessey
 1936 Libeled Lady
Warren 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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Stage: Appeared (as "Jimmy Wilkes") in "Yellow" on Broadway. Melodrama. Written by Margaret Vernon. Directed by John Meehan. National Theatre: 21 Sep 1926-Jan 1927 (closing date unknown/135 performances). Cast: Harry Bannister (as "Inspector Graney"), Frank Burbeck (as "An Old Roue"), Eva Casanova (as "Carrie Williams"), Paul Doucet (... See more »

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

Height:

5' 9½" (1.77 m)
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The physical labor actors have to do wouldn't tax an embryo. See more »

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As of 2009, he is only one of six performers who won a Golden Globe Award as Best Lead Actor/Actress in a Motion Picture Drama without being nominated for an Oscar for that same role (for The Actress (1953)). The others are Anthony Franciosa in Career (1959), Omar Sharif in Doctor Zhivago (1965), Shirley MacLaine in Madame Sousatzka (1988), Jim Carrey in The Truman Show (1998) and Kate Winslet in ... See more »

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Plain, everyman looks See more »

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Pops See more »

Star Sign:

Aries

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