Katharine Hepburn
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Henry Morton Stanley
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Robert Wagner
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James Stewart
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Humphrey Bogart
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Spencer Tracy

Knowledge Identifier: +Spencer_Tracy


Spencer Tracy

American theatrical and film actoradd

Category: Movies & TV

Born in 1900.

Countries: United States (61%), United Kingdom (12%), (5%)

Main connections: Katharine Hepburn, Henry Morton Stanley, Blue-plate special

Linked to: 20th Century Fox, Ripon College, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, National Board of Review




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Spencer Tracy was born in 1900 add something


He achieved the rank of seaman second class, but never went to sea and was discharged in February 1919. add something


He entered Ripon in February 1921, declaring his intention to major in Medicine. add something


He made his stage debut in June 1921, playing the male lead in The Truth. add something


The American Academy of Dramatic Arts, where Tracy studied acting from 1922 to 1923. add something


Tracy left Ripon, and began classes at AADA in April 1922. add something


Tracy made his New York debut in October 1922, in a play called The Wedding Guests, and his Broadway debut three months later playing a wordless robot in R.U.R. He graduated from AADA in March 1923. add something


He graduated from AADA in March 1923. add something


They were engaged in May 1923, and married on September 10 of that year between the matinee and evening performances of his show. add something


Their son, John Ten Broeck Tracy, was born in June 1924. add something


Inherit the Wind was based on the Scopes "Monkey Trial" of 1925, which debated the right to teach evolution in schools. add something


In the fall of 1926, Tracy was offered his third shot at Broadway: a role in a new George M. Cohan play called Yellow. add something


Lionel Barrymore - After 1926, however, he worked almost exclusively for "MGM", appearing opposite such luminaries as John Gilbert, Lon Chaney, Sr., Jean Harlow, Wallace Beery, Marie Dressler, Greta Garbo, Clark Gable, Spencer Tracy, and his brother John


In 1930 Broadway was being heavily scouted for actors to work in the new film medium of "talkies", and Tracy was drawn into the process. add something


In January 1930, Tracy was approached about a new play called The Last Mile. add something


Chester Erskine - He directed Spencer Tracy in the play "The Last Mile" in 1930


John Ford - His three films of 1930 were Men Without Women, Born Reckless and Up the River, which is notable as the debut film for both Spencer Tracy and Humphrey Bogart, who were both signed to Fox on Ford's recommendation.


Humphrey Bogart - It was Tracy, in 1930, who first called him "Bogey"


In mid-1932, after nine pictures, Tracy remained virtually unknown to the public. add something


Irene Ware - Her first movie was, Society Girl, in 1932 at Fox Film Corporation as uncredited together with names like James Dunn, Peggy Shannon and Spencer Tracy


Tracy left the family home in 1933. add something


From September 1933 to June 1934, Tracy had a public affair with Loretta Young, his co-star in Man's Castle. add something


The Great McGinty - Sturges had written the original story, "The Story of a Man", in 1933 with Spencer Tracy in mind


He failed to report for filming on Marie Galante in June 1934, and was found in his hotel room, virtually unconscious after a two week binge. add something


James Stewart - Aside from an unbilled appearance in a Shemp Howard comedy short called Art Trouble in 1934, his first film was the poorly received Spencer Tracy vehicle The Murder Man, but Rose Marie, an adaptation of a popular operetta, was more successful.


Helen Twelvetrees - Later she played opposite Spencer Tracy in 1934's "Now I'll Tell" from a novel by Mrs. Arnold Robinson; opposite Donald Cook in "The Spanish Cape Mystery"; and costarred in Paramount's "A Bedtime Story" with Maurice Chevalier




He reconciled with Louise in 1935. add something


San Francisco went on to be the highest grossing picture of 1936. add something


Eddie Imazu - A 1936 Academy Award co-nominee for best art direction on "The Great Ziegfeld," Imazu worked with Hollywood luminaries including Spencer Tracy, John_Wayne and Marlon Brando


Tracy appeared in four movies in 1937. add something


Tracy frequently engaged in extramarital affairs, including with co-stars Joan Crawford in 1937, and Ingrid Bergman in 1941. add something


A poll of 20 million people to find the "King and Queen of Hollywood", announced in December 1937, ranked Tracy sixth among males. add something


Captains Courageous 1937 Death scene of Spencer Tracy


Tracy was listed as the fifth biggest money-making star of 1938. add something


Edward J. Flanagan - A 1938 film starring Spencer Tracy, "Boys Town", was based on the life of Father Flanagan, and Tracy won an Academy *award for Best Actor for his performance


Mickey Rooney - Rooney's breakthrough role as a dramatic actor came in 1938's "Boys Town" opposite Spencer Tracy as Whitey Marsh, which opened shortly before his 18th birthday


Stanley in Stanley and Livingstone, his only film of 1939. add something


Cedric Hardwicke - He played Dr. David Livingstone opposite Spencer Tracy's Henry_Morton_Stanley in the 1939 film "Stanley and Livingstone" and was memorable that year as Frollo in "The Hunchback of Notre Dame", with Charles Laughton as Quasimodo


Henry Morton Stanley - In 1939, a popular film called "Stanley and Livingstone" was released, with Spencer Tracy as Stanley and Cedric Hardwicke as Livingstone


MGM capitalized on Tracy's popularity, casting him in four movies for 1940. add something


Blue-plate special - A Hollywood columnist wrote in 1940, "Every time Spencer Tracy enters the Metro commissary, executives and minor geniuses look up from their blue plate specials to look at the actor and marvel


Blue-plate special - A Hollywood columnist wrote in 1940, "Every time Spencer Tracy enters the Metro commissary, executives and minor geniuses look up from their blue plate specials to look at the actor and marvel


Katharine Hepburn - In the 1940s she was contracted to Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, where her career focused on an alliance with Spencer Tracy


Margaret Lindsay - While her work in the late 1940s would occasionally involve a supporting role in MGM films like Cass Timberlane with Spencer Tracy, her film career went into decline, with roles in films at Poverty Row studios like Monogram Pictures and PRC. She returned to the stage and co-starred with Franchot Tone in "The Second Man"


Kettleman North Dome Oil Field - "Boom Town" the 1940 epic film about wildcatting in the early oil industry, and about those maverick 'wildcatters' turned loose upon windswept plains of Oklahoma, starred Clark Gable and Spencer Tracy as oilmen


In 1941 he returned to the role of Father Flanagan in Men of Boys Town. add something


Tracy signed a new contract with MGM in April 1941, which paid $5,000 a week and limited him to three pictures a year. add something


While making Woman of the Year in September 1941, Tracy began a relationship with Katharine Hepburn. add something


Tracy was set to star in a film version of The Yearling for 1942, but on-set difficulties and bad weather forced the production to close. add something


Anna Seghers - It was published in the United States in 1942 and produced as a movie in 1944 by MGM starring Spencer Tracy


On the strength of these three releases, the annual Quigley poll revealed Tracy as MGM's biggest money-making star of 1944. add something


In 1945, Tracy returned to the stage for the first time in 15 years. add something


Tracy did not work at all for the year 1946. add something


A fifth film with Hepburn came in 1948, Frank Capra's political drama State of the Union. add something


Hans Nielsen (actor) - In addition to his own film roles, in 1948, Nielsen began working as a voice actor, dubbing films into German, including Fred Astaire ; Gary Cooper ; Errol Flynn ; Cary Grant ; Rex Harrison ; Phil Silvers ; David Niven , Tyrone Power ; James Stewart ; Robert Taylor ", Spencer Tracy ; Orson Welles and Trevor Howard


Sydney Greenstreet - After a mere eight years, in 1949, Greenstreet's film career ended with Malaya, in which he was billed third, after Spencer Tracy and James Stewart.


King Lear - Joseph Mankiewicz' 1949 "House of Strangers" is often considered a "Lear" adaptation, but the parallels are more striking in its 1954 Western remake "Broken Lance" in which a cattle baron played by Spencer Tracy tyrannises over his three sons, of whom only the youngest, Joe, played by Robert Wagner, remains loyal


Frank Cady - In 1950, he had an uncredited speaking role in the classic film noir drama "D.O.A." , and another uncredited role in "Father of the Bride" , requesting mint juleps from Spencer Tracy during the engagement party


In 1953 he appeared in The Actress, where he again played a concerned father. add something


Jean Simmons - In 1953 she starred alongside Spencer Tracy in "The Actress", a film that was one of her personal favourites


Broken Lance was Tracy's only appearance of 1954. add something


Katy Jurado - In 1954 Jurado replaced Dolores del Río in the film "Broken Lance", for which she received an Academy *award nomination, playing Spencer Tracy's Comanche wife and the mother of Robert Wagner's character


He began production on Tribute to a Bad Man in the summer of 1955, but pulled out when the location shooting in Colorado gave him altitude sickness. add something


In June 1955 he was the last remaining star of the studio's heyday, but with his contract up for renewal—Tracy opted to go independent for the first time in his movie career. add something


Ernest Borgnine - But in 1955, the actor starred as a warmhearted butcher in "Marty", the film version of the television play of the same name, which gained him an Academy *award for Best Actor over Frank Sinatra, James Dean , and former best actor winners Spencer Tracy and James Cagney


James Cagney - Cagney's next notable role was the 1955 film Love Me or Leave Me, his third with Day. Cagney played Martin "Moe the Gimp" Snyder, a lame Jewish-American gangster from Chicago, a part Spencer Tracy had turned down.


John Sturges - He made imaginative use of the widescreen CinemaScope format by placing Spencer Tracy alone against a vast desert panorama in the suspense film "Bad Day at Black Rock" for which he received a Best Director Oscar nomination in 1955


The Manchurian Candidate (1962 film) - This is true inasmuch as this was the first fight scene in an American film in which a "karateka"a studied karate practitionerfaced off against another "karateka"; however, the 1955 MGM film "Bad Day at Black Rock" featured a fight scene between a conventional fighter, played by Ernest Borgnine, and a karate expert, played by Spencer Tracy


Anna Kashfi - She made her screen debut as an actress in 1956 in "The Mountain" for Paramount with Spencer Tracy and Robert Wagner


The Mountain (1956 film) - "'The Mountain"' is a 1956 dramatic film starring Spencer Tracy and Robert Wagner


At the end of 1958, the National Board of Review named Tracy the year's Best Actor. add something


In 1958, Tracy appeared in a project that had been in development for five years. add something


John Ford - The Last Hurrah,, again set in present day of the '50s, starred Spencer Tracy, who had made his first film appearance in Ford's Up The River in 1930.


The Old Man and the Sea - "The Old Man and the Sea" has been adapted for the screen three times: a 1958 film starring Spencer Tracy, a 1990 miniseries starring Anthony Quinn, and a 1999 animated short film


Kevin Spacey - Based on a true story of a teacher arrested for teaching his students evolution known as the "Scopes Monkey Trial," Spacey played defense lawyer Henry Drummond, a role that was made famous by actor Spencer Tracy in the 1960 film of the same name.


Their second feature together was Judgment at Nuremberg, released at the end of 1961. add something


Tracy's first film of 1961 was The Devil at 4 O'Clock, where he played a priest for the fourth time in his career. add something


Torben Meyer - In 1961, at the age of 76, he got his best role in the classic "Judgment at Nuremberg" starring Spencer Tracy, Burt_Lancaster, Richard Widmark, Marlene Dietrich, Maximilian Schell, Judy Garland and Montgomery Clift, playing the guilt-ridden "Werner Lampe", one of the ex-Nazi judges on trial whose inability to explain his actions is one of the most powerful moments


In January 1965, he was diagnosed with hypertensive heart disease, and began treatment for a previously ignored diagnosis of diabetes. add something


Spencer Tracy died in 1967 add something


Tracy completed his last scene on May 24, 1967. add something


He completed his last scene on May 24, 1967 add something


On June 10, 1967, Tracy awakened at 3:00 am to make himself a cup of tea in his apartment in Beverly Hills, California add something


Bud Spencer - He changed his screen name in 1967 reportedly chosen to pay homage to Spencer Tracy as well as his favorite beer, Budweiser


Katharine Hepburn - She did not work again until 1967's "Guess Who's Coming to Dinner", her ninth film with Tracy


Katharine Hepburn - She moved into Tracy's house for this period, and was with him when he died on June 10, 1967


Katharine Hepburn - In 1985, she presented a television documentary about the life and career of Spencer Tracy


A documentary about Tracy was made in 1986, entitled "The Spencer Tracy Legacy" add something


Al Pacino - Pacino received an Academy Award nomination for playing Big Boy Caprice in the box office hit Dick Tracy in 1990, in which critic Roger Ebert wrote that Pacino is "the scene-stealer".


Playhouse 90 - The ambitious series frequently featured critically acclaimed dramas, including the original television versions of "The Miracle Worker" , and "The Helen Morgan Story" , "In the Presence of Mine Enemies" , and the original television version of "Judgment at Nuremberg", featuring Maximilian Schell in the role he would repeat in the 1961 film, but with an otherwise different cast, including Claude Rains in the Spencer Tracy role


Tom Hanks - Hanks and Tracy were the same age at the time they received their Academy Awards: 37 for the first and 38 for the second.


In 2009, Tracy provided inspiration for the character Carl in Pixar's Oscar-winning film "Up" add something


In 2014, a film about Tracy's relationship with Katharine Hepburn was announced to be in development add something