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Today’s Memory – Spencer Tracy

5 - Spencer Tracy 1900 1967

Spencer TracySpencer Tracy

April 5, 1900, Milwaukee, Wisconsin – June 10, 1967, Beverly Hills, California

Spencer Bonaventure Tracy was an American film star who was one of Hollywood’s greatest male leads and the first actor to receive two consecutive Academy Awards for best actor.

He spent seven years in the theater, between featured parts in short-running Broadway plays and leading roles in regional stock companies, finally achieving stardom when he was cast as death-row inmate Killer Mears in the 1930 Broadway hit The Last Mile. He subsequently appeared in two Vitaphone short subjects, but he was displeased with himself and pessimistic about his chances for screen stardom.

Respected for his natural style and versatility, Tracy was one of the major stars of Hollywood’s Golden Age. In a screen career that spanned 37 years, he was nominated for nine Academy Awards for Best Actor and won two, sharing the record for nominations in this category with Laurence Olivier, for Captains Courageous and Boys Town.

From 1942 onward, he maintained a warm, intimate relationship with actress Katharine Hepburn. Tracy and Hepburn were also memorably teamed in nine films, including Woman of the Year (1942), Adam’s Rib (1949), Pat and Mike (1952), The Desk Set (1957), and Kramer’s Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner (1967), which was completed three weeks before Tracy’s death.

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