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Date of Birth 20 February 1953New York City, New York, USA
Birth NameMargaret Tracy Brooks Swope
Height 5' 9" (1.75 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Tracy Brooks Swope was born on February 20, 1953 in New York City, New York, USA as Margaret Tracy Brooks Swope. She is an actress and producer, known for General Hospital (1963), Another World (1964) and The Power of One (1992). She was previously married to John G. Avildsen.

Spouse (1)

John G. Avildsen (27 February 1987 - 28 August 2003) (separated) (1 child)

Trivia (16)

Daughter of director Herbert B. Swope Jr. and actress Margaret Hayes.
Has one daughter named Bridget Avildsen (b. 2 October 1993).
Filmed several scenes for the William Friedkin movie To Live and Die in L.A. (1985), but her scenes were cut before the release.
William Friedkin was so disappointed that her scenes had to be cut due to story changes, that he used her footage in the anniversary release of "To Live and Die in LA".
Niece of Dorothy McGuire.
Modeled in NY as a child appearing in the magazines Vogue, Town and Country, McCalls, Seventeen. She was also The Denim Girl.
Studied with Mira Rostova at the Actor's Studio.
Granddaughter of NY Newspaper journalist/editor, three time Pulitzer Prize winner, and founding member of the Algonquin Round Table, Herbert Bayard Swope.
Received her Equity card at the age of thirteen from Peterborough Players in New Hampshire.
Was the original voice of Jessica Rabbit for Steven Spielberg.
After graduating from the High School of Performing Arts, she received The Straw Hat Award for the Most Promising New Actress for her stage performance as Trina in "Forty Carats".
The creators of the daytime soap opera Ryan's Hope wrote the part of Dr. Faith Coleridge for her, but she had already committed to star in the original Gardner McKay written, Norman Lloyd produced PBS show, "Me", with Richard Dreyfuss and Geraldine Fitzgerald.
Made her Broadway debut at the The Belasco Theater in the play "Woman Is My Idea" while still in High School.
Father, Herbert Bayard Swope Jr. produced Dobie Gillis.
Was hand picked by Angela Landsbury to play her daughter on Broadway in "A Little Family Business" at the Martin Beck Theatre(Al Hershfield Theatre).
Married to Film Director John G. Avildsen from February 27, 1987-December 06, 2006. They met when Tracy was brought in to audition for John in Los Angeles for his first television movie. He liked her work and kept her auditioning for over 6 hours with many different actors. Although the network ultimately gave the part to a more seasoned actress. John got Tracy's Agent's phone number off the Actors Call Sheet, to let her know personally how much he appreciated her fine work, and if it were up to him ,she would have gotten the role. He then proceeded to court Tracy for 8 months from his home in New York, until she finally agreed to go out with him. They saw each other off and on for six years until they tied the knot.

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