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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 10 wins & 20 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Judgment at Nuremberg
Judgment at Nuremberg Chief Judge Dan Haywood
(1961)
Guess Who's Coming to Dinner
(1967)
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)

Filmography

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 1962 How the West Was Won
Narrated by (voice)
 1951 The People Against O'Hara
James P. Curtayne
 1949 Malaya
Carnahan
 1940 Young Tom Edison
Man Admiring Portrait of Thomas A. Edison (uncredited)
 1937 Mannequin
John L. Hennessey
 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
 1930 The Hard Guy (Short)
Guy
 1930 Taxi Talks (Short)
Taxi Driver
 1930 The Strong Arm (Short)
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Other Works:

(12/20/50) Radio: Appeared in "Family Theater of the Air", episode "Joppe, the Juggler" See more »

Publicity Listings:

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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Personal Quote:

[on acting] Come to work on time, know your lines and don't bump into the other actors. See more »

Trivia:

Twice earned Best Actor Oscar nominations for playing "foreign" fishermen: as Manuel in Captains Courageous (1937) for which he did win his first Oscar, and then as The Old Man in The Old Man and the Sea (1958), almost 20 years later. See more »

Trademark:

Relatable characters who must change their way of thinking See more »

Nickname:

Spence See more »

Star Sign:

Aries

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