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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:

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 »

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:

[To Ernest Hemingway at dinner in the Stork Club] Sometimes I think life is a terminal illness. See more »

Trivia:

He is often mentioned alongside Laurence Olivier and Marlon Brando as the greatest movie actor of all time. Unlike the other two, however, Tracy was not already successful and well-known as a stage actor before getting into films. See more »

Trademark:

Plain, everyman looks See more »

Nickname:

Spence See more »

Star Sign:

Aries

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