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Lee Tracy (I) (1898–1968)


Rangy, red-headed and straightforward to the bone while possessing distinctively adenoidal vocal tones, this actor with a voracious appetite for high living was a fine cinematic representation of the racy and race-paced style of pre-Code Hollywood. Lee Tracy patented with peerless skill the lightning rod timing and machine gun delivery so ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »

Known For

The Best Man
The Best Man President Art Hockstader
(1964)
Dinner at Eight
Dinner at Eight Max Kane
(1933)
Turn Back the Clock
Turn Back the Clock Joe Gimlet
(1933)
Criminal Lawyer
Criminal Lawyer Brandon
(1937)

Filmography

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 1965 Steptoe and Son (TV Movie)
Albert
 1965 Ben Casey (TV Series)
Baker
- Eulogy in Four Flats (1965) ... Baker
 1965 Slattery's People (TV Series)
Ben Gifford
 1965 Profiles in Courage (TV Series)
Senator Robert A. Taft
- Robert A. Taft (1965) ... Senator Robert A. Taft
 1964 The Best Man
President Art Hockstader
 1963 Going My Way (TV Series)
Cornelius McBride
- Cornelius Come Home (1963) ... Cornelius McBride
 1962 Follow the Sun (TV Series)
Johnny Pace / Gentleman Johnny
- Chalk One Up for Johnny (1962) ... Johnny Pace
- The Last of the Big Spenders (1962) ... Gentleman Johnny
 1962 Wagon Train (TV Series)
George B. Hanrahan
- The George B. Hanrahan Story (1962) ... George B. Hanrahan
 1962 87th Precinct (TV Series)
Otto Forman
- Square Cop (1962) ... Otto Forman
 1959 New York Confidential (TV Series)
Lee Cochran
- Life Care (1959) ... Lee Cochran
- Airline Hostess (1959) ... Lee Cochran
- Miracle for Gisella (1959) ... Lee Cochran
- Death Is the Collateral (1959) ... Lee Cochran
- Ransom (1959) ... Lee Cochran
 1956 Kraft Theatre (TV Series)
 1952-1953 Martin Kane (TV Series)
Martin Kane
- Trip to Bermuda (1953) ... Martin Kane
- Subway Switch (1953) ... Martin Kane
- Eyewitness Resurfaces (1953) ... Martin Kane
- The Comic Strip Killer (1953) ... Martin Kane
- Trouble on Board (1952) ... Martin Kane
 1951-1952 The Amazing Mr. Malone (TV Series)
John J. Malone
- Dark Secret (1952) ... John J. Malone
- Breakout (1952) ... John J. Malone
- The Target (1952) ... John J. Malone
- The Innocent Murderer (1952) ... John J. Malone
- Episode #1.9 (1952) ... John J. Malone
 1951 Cosmopolitan Theatre (TV Series)
- The Secret Front (1951)
 1950-1951 The Billy Rose Show (TV Series)
- Sugar O'Hara (1951)
 1951 Pulitzer Prize Playhouse (TV Series)
Sidney Black
- Light Up the Sky (1951) ... Sidney Black
 1950 Lights Out (TV Series)
 1950 Danger (TV Series)
 1950 The Ford Theatre Hour (TV Series)
Captain Gallagher
- The Traitor (1950) ... Captain Gallagher
 1950 Colgate Theatre (TV Series)
- The Lawbeaters (1950)
 1950 Come Out Fighting (TV Movie)
Stick Keenan
 1949 The Chevrolet Tele-Theatre (TV Series)
Johnny
- Johnny Cartwright's Camera (1949) ... Johnny
 1947 High Tide
Hugh Fresney
 1945 I'll Tell the World
Gabriel Patton
 1945 Betrayal from the East
Eddie Carter
 1943 Power of the Press
Griff Thompson
 1942 The Pay Off
Brad McKay
 1940 Millionaires in Prison
Nick Burton
 1939 The Spellbinder
Jed Marlowe
 1939 Fixer Dugan
Charlie 'The Fixer' Dugan
 1938 Crashing Hollywood
Michael Winslow
 1937 Behind the Headlines
Eddie Haines
 1937 Criminal Lawyer
Brandon
 1936 Wanted! Jane Turner
Tom Mallory
 1936 Sutter's Gold
Pete Perkin
 1935 Pirate Party on Catalina Isle (Short)
Pirate (uncredited)
 1935 Two Fisted
Hap Hurley
 1935 Carnival
Chick Thompson
 1934 The Lemon Drop Kid
Wally Brooks
 1934 You Belong to Me
Bud Hannigan
 1934 I'll Tell the World
Stanley Brown
 1933 Advice to the Forlorn
Toby Prentiss
 1933 Bombshell
Space
 1933 Turn Back the Clock
Joe Gimlet
 1933 Dinner at Eight
Max Kane
 1933 The Nuisance
Joseph Phineas 'Joe' Stevens
 1933 Private Jones
Pvt. William 'Bill' Jones
 1933 Clear All Wires!
Buckley Joyce Thomas
 1932 The Half-Naked Truth
Jimmy Bates
 1932 Blessed Event
Alvin Roberts
 1932 The Night Mayor
Mayor Bobby Kingston
 1932 Doctor X
Lee Taylor
 1932 Love Is a Racket
Stanley Fiske
 1932 The Strange Love of Molly Louvain
Scotty Cornell
 1930 Liliom
The Buzzard
 1930 Born Reckless
Bill O'Brien
 1929 Big Time
Eddie Burns
 1929 Salute
Radio Announcer (uncredited)
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Other Works:

Stage Play: Bright Star. Written by Philip Barry. Scenic Design by Raymond Sovey. Directed by Arthur Hopkins. Empire Theatre: 15 Oct 1935- Oct 1935 (closing date unknown/7 performances). Cast: Mae Castle, Jean Dixon (as "Kate Hastings"), Katherine Grey (as "Emily Updike"), Julie Haydon (as "Hope Blake"), Louis Jean Heydt (as "Sam Riddle"),... See more »

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Height:

5' 10" (1.78 m)
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Personal Quote:

I should have quit playing newspapermen after three or four parts in the movies, but the money kept coming in and I liked it.

Trivia:

Was nominated for Broadway's 1960 Tony Award as Best Actor (Dramatic) for "The Best Man."

Star Sign:

Aries

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