Spencer Bonaventure Tracy (April 5, 1900 - June 10, 1967) was an American theatrical and film actor, who appeared in 74 films from 1930 to 1967.
In 1999, the American Film Institute ranked Tracy ninth among the Greatest Male Stars of All Time.
He was nominated for nine Academy Awards for Best Actor in all, winning two. While in college, Tracy decided on acting as a career.
He studied acting in New York and appeared in a number of Broadway plays, finally achieving success in the 1930 hit The Last Mile.
Director John Ford was impressed by his performance and cast him in Up the River with Humphrey Bogart.
Fox Film Corporation signed him to a long term contract, but after five years of mostly undistinguished films, he joined the most prestigious movie studio of the time, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, where his career flourished.
He won back-to-back Academy Awards for Captains Courageous (1937) and Boys Town (1938). In 1942, he co-starred with Katharine Hepburn in Woman of the Year.
The teaming lasted for decades, both on-screen and off.
They fell in love and maintained an affair that lasted for decades.
(Tracy was already married and, as a Catholic, would not consider divorce.) One of the greatest of cinematic couples, they made eight more films together, ending in 1967's Guess Who's Coming to Dinner, which was completed shortly before his death.
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In easy to read chapters, with extensive references and links to get you to know all there is to know about his Early life, Career and Personal life right away: Up the River, Quick Millions, Goldie (1931 film), Young America (1932 film), Me and My Gal, 20,000 Years in Sing Sing, Shanghai Madness, The Power and the Glory (film), Man's Castle, The Show-Off, Looking for Trouble, Bottoms Up (1934 film), Now I'll Tell, Marie Galante (film), The Murder Man, Dante's Inferno (1935 film), Riffraff (1936 film), Fury (film), San Francisco (film), Libeled Lady, Captains Courageous (1937 film), Big City (1937 film), Mannequin (1937 film), Test Pilot (film), Boys Town (film), Stanley and Livingstone, I Take This Woman (1940 film), Young Tom Edison, Northwest Passage (film), Edison, the Man, Boom Town (film), Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1941 film), Woman of the Year, Tortilla Flat (film), Keeper of the Flame (film), A Guy Named Joe, The Seventh Cross (film), Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo, Without Love, The Sea of Grass (film), Cass Timberlane, State of the Union (film), Edward, My Son, Adam's Rib, Malaya (film), Father of the Bride (1950 film), Father's Little Dividend, The People Against O'Hara, Pat and Mike, Plymouth Adventure, The Actress, Broken Lance, Bad Day at Black Rock, The Mountain (1956 film), Desk Set, The Old Man and the Sea (1958 film), The Last Hurrah (1958 film), Inherit the Wind (1960 film), The Devil at 4 O'Clock, Judgment at Nuremberg, How the West Was Won (film), It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World, Guess Who's Coming to Dinner
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