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Spencer Tracy (April 5, 1900 - 10 months 6, 1967) is a famous actress of American cinema. In a career that spanned more than 30 years from 1930 to 1967 he participated in 74 films and won two Oscars in the Best Actor nominations from 9 (record category). Tracy is considered one of the best actors in Hollywood history, best known for acting skills and most diverse, he could play the hero, villain or a comedian and always find their audience great power role .. In 1999, he was the American Film Institute ranked No. 9 in the great silver theater artist of all time.


Spencer Tracy born April 5, 1900 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Spencer was the second son of John Edward Tracy, a semi-truck and Caroline Brown. Spencer Tracy was christened Spencer Bonaventure Tracy was.

Childhood, due to Tracy families often have to transfer. In 1915 he enrolled at Wauwatosa East High school, just a year later he moved to the Cathedral of St boys. John the Evangelist. When the family moved to Kansas, Missouri, Spencer enrolled in boarding school St. Mary's College and Rockhurst high school. Only six months later, when his work situation does not evolve John Tracy in Kansas, the family moved to Milwaukee, Spencer back to his school's 6th, which is Marquette Academy, where he met fellow actor Pat O'Brien later.

When World War I broke out, both Tracy and O'Brien left school to join the U.S. Navy in 1917 spring. After the war Spencer school to high school in Military Academy and Naval Northwest in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin and finished high school at school No. 8, secondary Milwaukee's West Division (now the High School Art Milwaukee ) in February 1921 [1].

Spencer Tracy continued to college at Ripon College, where he decided to apply for acting auditions and recruited into the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York.

Role in Broadway's first Spencer was as a robot in the play RUR (1922) by Karel Čapek, in the 1920s he also has five other plays on Broadway. One year after starting acting Tracy married actress Louise Treadwell, the two lived together until his death, they have two children, John and Louise (Susie).

After a long time working must take place in Michigan, Canada and Ohio, in 1930 Spencer finally have a chance to be famous in the role of a hit Broadway play, The Last Mile. When directed by John Ford starring in The Last Mile Tracy asked him to sign a contract drama Up the River for Fox Pictures (the forerunner of 20th Century Fox). Soon after Spencer and his family moved to Hollywood where would the first 5 years of his career, he has participated in 25 films.

The peak

1935 Tracy moved to the Metro Goldwyn Mayer military carrier and get immediate success when he became the first of two Oscar-winning actor best two consecutive years in 1937 (Captains Courageous) and 1938 (Boys Town). Spencer Tracy also has seven other nominations for the category role in the film starring San Francisco (1936), Father of the Bride (1950), Bad Day at Black Rock (1955), The Old Man and the Sea (The Old Man and the Sea, 1958), Inherit the Wind (1960), Judgment at Nuremberg (1961) and Guess Who's Coming to Dinner (1967, nominated after he died). With nine nominations, is Tracy and Laurence Olivier are actors holds the record for number of nominations in the category of Oscar male lead.

1941 Tracy began a long relationship and stick with the legendary actress Katharine Hepburn, this relationship lasted until 1967 when Tracy died. Although the determination of this long friendship or love couples remains controversial topics, but the fact that Spencer did not divorce his wife for life.


June 10, 1967, just 17 days after completion of the final film, Guess Who's Coming to Dinner (1967, starred with Hepburn), Spencer Tracy died at age 67 because of heart failure.

* The Strong Arm (1930)
* Taxi Talks (1930)
* The Hard Guy (1930)
* Up the River (1930)
* Quick Millions (1931)
* Six Cylinder Love (1931)
* Goldie (1931)
* She Wanted a Millionaire (1932)
* Sky Devils (1932)
* Disorderly Conduct (1932)
* Young America (1932)
* Society Girl (1932)
* The Painted Woman (1932)
* Me and My Gal (1932)
* 20,000 Years in Sing Sing (1932)
* The Face in the Sky (1933)
* Shanghai Madness (1933)
* The Power and the Glory (1933)
* Man's Castle (1933)
* The Mad Game (1933)
* The Show-Off (1934)
* Looking for Trouble (1934)
* Bottoms Up (1934)
* Now I'll Tell (1934)
* Marie Galante (1934)
* It's a Small World (1935)
* The Murder Man (1935)
* Dante's Inferno (1935)
* Whipsaw (1935)

* Riffraff (1936 film) (1936)
* Fury (1936)
* San Francisco (1936)
* Libeled Lady (1936)
* They Gave Him a Gun (1937)
* Captains Courageous (1937)
* Big City (1937)
* Mannequin (1938)
* Test Pilot (1938)
* Hollywood Goes to Town (1938)
* Boys Town (1938)
* For Auld Lang Syne: No. 4 (1939)
* Hollywood Hobbies (1939)
* Stanley and Livingstone (1939)
* I Take This Woman (1940)
* Young Tom Edison (1940) (cameo)
* Northward, Ho! (1940)
* Northwest Passage (1940)
* Edison, the Man (1940)
* Boom Town (1940)
* Men of Boys Town (1941)
* Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1941)
* Woman of the Year (1942)
* Ring of Steel (1942) (Narrator)
* Tortilla Flat (1942)
* Keeper of the Flame (1942)
* His New World (1943) (narrator for the documentary)
* A Guy Named Joe (1943)
* The Seventh Cross (1944)

* Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo (1944)
* Without Love (1945)
* The Sea of ​​Grass (1947)
* Cass Timberlane (1947)
* State of the Union (1948)
* Edward, My Son (1949)
* Adam's Rib (1949)
* Malaya (1949)
* Father of the Bride (1950)
* For Defense for Freedom for Humanity (1951)
Father's Little Dividend * (1951)
* The People Against O'Hara (1951)
* Pat and Mike (1952)
* Plymouth Adventure (1952)
* The Actress (1953)
* Broken Lance (1954)
* Bad Day at Black Rock (1955)
* The Mountain (1956)
* Desk Set (1957)
* The Old Man and the Sea (The Old Man and the Sea, 1958)
* The Last Hurrah (1958)
* Inherit the Wind (1960)
The Devil at 4 O'Clock * (1961)
Judgment at Nuremberg * (1961)
* How the West Was Won (1962) (Narrator)
* It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World (1963)
* Guess Who's Coming to Dinner (1967)
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