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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 »

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Judgment at Nuremberg
Judgment at Nuremberg Chief Judge Dan Haywood
Guess Who's Coming to Dinner
It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World
It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World Capt. T. G. Culpepper
Inherit the Wind
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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
 1942 Keeper of the Flame
Steven O'Malley
 1940 Young Tom Edison
Man Admiring Portrait of Thomas A. Edison (uncredited)
 1938 Test Pilot
 1937 Mannequin
John L. Hennessey
 1936 Libeled Lady
 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
 1932 Young America
Jack Doray
 1932 She Wanted a Millionaire
William Kelley
 1931 Goldie
 1931 Quick Millions
Daniel J. 'Bugs' Raymond
 1930 The Hard Guy (Short)
 1930 Taxi Talks (Short)
Taxi Driver
 1930 The Strong Arm (Short)
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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 | 6 Articles | 1 Pictorial | 6 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »


5' 9½" (1.77 m)

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This mug of mine is as plain as a barn door. Why should people pay thirty-five cents to look at it? See more »


He appears in four of the American Film Institute's 100 Funniest Movies: Adam's Rib (1949) at #22, It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World (1963) at #40, Father of the Bride (1950) at #83 and Woman of the Year (1942) at #90. See more »


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