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William Tracy (I) (1917–1967)

Pittsburgh-born actor William Tracy was born on December 1, 1917, and began performing professionally as a youth. Trained at the American Academy of Dramatic Art, he appeared in musical and comedy roles until his big break arrived in 1937 at age 19 when he took over the role of fidgety military school "plebe" Misto Bottome in the hit Broadway show ... See full bio »

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Known For

The Shop Around the Corner
Angels with Dirty Faces
Angels with Dirty Faces Jerry - as a Boy
Mr. & Mrs. Smith
Tanks a Million
Tanks a Million Sgt. Dorian 'Dodo' Doubleday


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 1959 -30-
Unnamed Writer
 1957 The Wings of Eagles
Air Officer (uncredited)
 1952 Mr. Walkie Talkie
Sgt. Doubleday
 1952 Terry and the Pirates (TV Series)
Hotshot Charlie
- Macao Gold (1952) ... Hotshot Charlie
- Tea Hee ... Hotshot Charlie
- Co-Pilots ... Hotshot Charlie
- Black Market for Death ... Hotshot Charlie
 1951 Sunny Side of the Street
Al Little
 1950 One Too Many
Billy Leighton
 1949 Henry, the Rainmaker
Charlie Richards
 1948 The Walls of Jericho
Cully Caxton
 1942 George Washington Slept Here
Steve Eldridge
 1942 To the Shores of Tripoli
Johnny Dent
 1942 Young America
Earl Tucker, alias Ivan Leslie
 1941 Cadet Girl
The Runt, a Cadet
 1941 Tillie the Toiler
 1941 Her First Beau
Mervyn Roberts
 1941 Tobacco Road
Dude Lester
 1941 Mr. & Mrs. Smith
 1940 Gallant Sons
'Beefy' Monrose
 1940 Strike Up the Band
Phillip Turner
 1939 The Amazing Mr. Williams
Messenger Boy (uncredited)
 1939 Million Dollar Legs
Egghead Jackson
 1938 Angels with Dirty Faces
Jerry - as a Boy (as William Tracey)
 1938 Brother Rat
Misto Bottome (as William Tracey)
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As an actor he appeared in the serial adaptation of the Milton Caniff comic strip Terry and the Pirates (1940) and, a dozen years later, co-starred in the television series adapted from the same strip, Terry and the Pirates (1952), as Hot Shot Charlie (Charles C. Charles) to John Baer's Terry.

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