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Spencer Tracy

Spencer Tracy was born four years after his brother Carroll to truck salesman John Edward and Caroline Brown Tracy. He attended Marquette Academy along with Pat O'Brien and the two left school to enlist in the Navy at the start of World War I. He was still at Norfolk Navy Yard in Virginia at the end of the war. At Ripon College he did well in the lead of "The Truth" and decided on acting as a career. In New York he roomed with O'Brien while they attended the Academy of Dramatic Arts. In 1923 they both got nonspeaking parts as robots in "R.U.R". In stock he supported himself with jobs as bellhop, janitor and salesman. John Ford saw his critically acclaimed performance in the lead role in in The Last Mile (1932) and signed him to Up the River (1930) for Fox. Despite appearing in 16 films there over the next 5 years, Tracy never achieved star status there (during his stint the studio had floundered and was absorbed into Darryl F. Zanuck's 20th Century Pictures). In 1935 he signed with MGM under the aegis of Irving Thalberg and his career flourished. He became the first actor to win back-to-back Oscars for Captains Courageous (1937) and in a project he initially didn't want to star in, Boys Town (1938). He was nominated for San Francisco (1936), Father of the Bride (1950), Bad Day at Black Rock (1955), The Old Man and the Sea (1958), Inherit the Wind (1960), Judgment at Nuremberg (1961), and Guess Who's Coming to Dinner (1967). He had a brief romantic relationship with Loretta Young in the 1930s and a lifelong one with Katharine Hepburn beginning in 1942. His Catholic beliefs precluded ever divorcing his wife Louise, though they lived apart. Tracy suffered from severe alcoholism and diabetes (from the late 1940's), which unfortunately impacted his willingness to accept several tailor-made roles in films that would become big hits. Although his drinking problems were well known, he was inarguably considered one of the best actors in Hollywood among his peers (he had a well deserved reputation for keeping co-stars on their toes for his oddly endearing scene-stealing tricks) and remained in demand. A few weeks after completion of Stanley Kramer's Guess Who's Coming to Dinner (1967), during which he suffered from lung congestion, he died of a heart attack.

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Apr 5, 1900 в Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
Кино / ТВ Кредиты:
Впервые появился:
на movie The Hard Guy 1930-09-06
Последний проект:
Кино Classic Movie Bloopers: Uncensored 2013-01-29
Известный в фильмах
Poster of Edward, My Son
Poster of Cass Timberlane
Poster of Now I'll Tell
Poster of Sky Devils
Кино Classic Movie Bloopers: Uncensored Himself (archive footage) 2013-01-29
Кино Harlow: The Blonde Bombshell Himself 1993-02-06
Кино Новый кинотеатр «Парадизо» Dr. Henry Jekyll / Mr. Hyde (archive footage) (uncredited) 1988-11-17
Кино Hollywood Out-takes and Rare Footage Himself (archive footage) 1983-02-25
Кино That's Entertainment! Himself - at Banquet (archive footage) (uncredited) 1974-06-21
Кино Black History: Lost Stolen, or Strayed 1968-08-31
Кино Guess Who's Coming to Dinner Matt Drayton 1967-12-11
Кино The Big Parade of Comedy Haggerty in 'Libeled Lady' (archive footage) 1964-09-02
Кино Этот безумный, безумный, безумный, безумный мир Capt. C. G. Culpepper 1963-11-07
Кино Война на Диком Западе Narrator 1962-11-01
Кино The Devil at 4 O'Clock Father Matthew Doonan 1961-10-18
Кино Нюрнбергский процесс Chief Judge Dan Haywood 1961-12-01
Кино Inherit the Wind Henry Drummond 1960-06-24
Кино The Old Man and the Sea The Old Man 1958-10-07
Кино The Last Hurrah Frank Skeffington 1958-10-24
Кино Desk Set Richard Sumner 1957-08-02
Кино The Mountain Zachary Teller 1956-11-14
Кино Bad Day at Black Rock John J. Macreedy 1955-01-07
Кино Сломанное копье Matt Devereaux 1954-09-25
Series Церемония вручения премии «Оскар» Unknown 1953-03-18
Кино The Actress Clinton Jones 1953-09-25
Кино Pat and Mike Mike Conovan 1952-06-13
Кино Plymouth Adventure Capt. Christopher Jones 1952-11-28
Кино The People Against O'Hara James P. Curtayne 1951-09-01
Кино Father's Little Dividend Stanley Banks 1951-04-12
Кино Father of the Bride Stanley T. Banks 1950-06-16
Кино Ребро Адама Adam Bonner 1949-11-18
Кино Edward, My Son Arnold Boult 1949-06-02
Кино Малайя Carnaghan 1949-12-27
Кино State of the Union Grant Matthews 1948-04-30
Кино The Sea of Grass Col. James Brewton 1947-04-25
Кино Cass Timberlane Cass Timberlane 1947-11-06
Кино Without Love Pat Jamieson 1945-01-01
Кино A Guy Named Joe Pete Sandidge 1944-03-01
Кино Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo Lt. Col. Jimmy Doolittle 1944-11-15
Кино The Seventh Cross George Heisler 1944-07-24
Кино Keeper of the Flame Stevie O'Malley 1943-01-28
Кино Woman of the Year Sam Craig 1942-01-19
Кино Tortilla Flat Pilon 1942-05-21
Кино Men of Boys Town Father Edward J. Flanagan 1941-04-11
Кино Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde Dr. Harry Jekyll / Mr. Hyde 1941-08-12
Кино Northward, Ho! Himself 1940-02-10
Кино I Take This Woman Karl Decker 1940-02-01
Кино The Miracle of Sound Himself 1940-01-01
Кино Young Tom Edison Man Admiring Portrait of Thomas A. Edison 1940-03-15
Кино Northwest Passage Major Robert Rogers 1940-02-23
Кино Boom Town Square John Sand 1940-08-30
Кино Edison, the Man Thomas A. Edison 1940-05-10
Кино Hollywood Hobbies Himself 1939-05-03
Кино Stanley and Livingstone Henry M. Stanley 1939-08-18
Кино Boys Town Father Edward J. Flanagan 1938-09-09
Кино Test Pilot Gunner 1938-04-22
Кино Отважные капитаны Manuel Fidello 1937-06-25
Кино They Gave Him a Gun Fred P. Willis 1937-05-07
Кино Big City Joe Benton 1937-09-03
Кино Mannequin John Hennessey 1937-12-14
Кино Fury Joe Wilson 1936-05-29
Кино Riffraff Dutch 1936-01-03
Кино San Francisco Father Mullin 1936-06-26
Кино Libeled Lady Warren Haggerty 1936-10-09
Кино The Murder Man Steven 'Steve' Grey 1935-07-12
Кино It's A Small World Bill Shevlin 1935-04-12
Кино Dante's Inferno Jim Carter 1935-08-23
Кино Whipsaw Ross 'Mac' McBride aka Danny Ross Ackerman 1935-12-18
Кино Looking for Trouble Joe Graham 1934-03-28
Кино The Show-Off J. Aubrey Piper 1934-03-09
Кино Now I'll Tell Murray Golden 1934-06-07
Кино Bottoms Up 'Smoothie' King 1934-04-12
Кино Marie Galante Dr. Crawbett 1934-10-25
Кино Face in the Sky Joe Buck 1933-01-15
Кино The Power and the Glory Tom Garner 1933-10-06
Кино Shanghai Madness Pat Jackson 1933-08-03
Кино Крепость Человека Bill 1933-11-20
Кино The Mad Game Edward Carson 1933-10-27
Кино Disorderly Conduct Dick Fay 1932-03-20
Кино She Wanted a Millionaire William Kelley 1932-02-21
Кино Young America Jack Doray 1932-04-17
Кино Sky Devils Wilkie 1932-03-12
Кино The Painted Woman Tom Brian 1932-08-20
Кино Society Girl Briscoe 1932-05-29
Кино 20,000 Years in Sing Sing Tommy Connors 1932-12-24
Кино Me and My Gal Danny Dolan 1932-12-04
Кино Quick Millions Daniel J. 'Bugs' Raymond 1931-05-03
Кино Goldie Bill 1931-06-27
Кино Six Cylinder Love William Donroy 1931-05-10
Кино The Hard Guy Guy 1930-09-06
Кино Up the River Saint Louis 1930-10-12