April 5, 1900
June 10, 1967
5 ft 10 in | 178 cm
90 kg | 200 pounds
Spencer Bonaventure Tracy was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States, on April 5, 1900, was an American actor.
Young Spencer Tracy first started performing during his years at Ripon College in Wisconsin.
He formed an acting company "The Campus Players".
He landed his stage debut in a play "The Truth" (1921).
He got his Broadway debut in a science fiction play R.U.R. (1922) in role as a wordless robot.
He landed his big break with a role as John "Killer" Mears in a play "The Last Mile" (1930).
He made his big screen debut in Pre-Code comedy film Up the River (1930) in role as Saint Louis, opposite Humphrey Bogart.
Tracy's breakthrough performance came as Joe Wilson in drama thriller movie Fury (1936).
He won two Academy Awards for Best Actor for his roles in movies:
Captains Courageous (1937) drama adventure in role as Manuel Fidello
Boys Town (1938) biographical drama in role as Father Flanagan
He was nominated for the Academy Awards for Best Actor for his roles in films:
San Francisco (1936) musical drama in role as Father Tim Mullin
Father of the Bride (1950) comedy romance in role as Stanley T. Banks
Bad Day at Black Rock (1955) thriller drama in role as John J. Macreedy
The Old Man and the Sea (1958) adventure drama in role as The Old Man
Inherit the Wind (1960) drama in role as Henry Drummond
Judgment at Nuremberg (1961) courtroom drama in role as Chief Judge Dan Haywood
Guess Who's Coming to Dinner (1967) comedy drama in role as Matt Drayton, for which he won a BAFTA Award for Best Actor
He won a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor for his performance as Clinton Jones in comedy drama film The Actress (1953).
He was nominated for the BAFTA Award for Best Actor for his role as Zachary Teller in dramatic movie The Mountain (1956).
It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World (1963) action adventure opposite Mickey Rooney
Libeled Lady (1936) comedy romance with Jean Harlow
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1941) horror with Ingrid Bergman and Lana Turner
Spencer Tracy and Katharine Hepburn starred in nine movies together:
Adam's Rib (1949) romantic comedy
State of the Union (1948) drama comedy
Woman of the Year (1942) romantic comedy drama
Keeper of the Flame (1942) thriller drama
Without Love (1945) romantic comedy drama
The Sea of Grass (1947) Western drama
Pat and Mike (1952) sport romance
Desk Set (1957) romantic comedy
Guess Who's Coming to Dinner (1967) comedy drama
Attended private all-male Jesuit, Roman Catholic school Marquette Academy in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Attended private liberal arts college in Ripon, Wisconsin.
Had one brother, Carroll.
Graduated from American Academy of Dramatic Arts (AADA) in 1923.
He appeared in 75 films during his career.
Was a longtime friend with Humphrey Bogart and Clark Gable.
He was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6814 Hollywood Boulevard in 1960.
Was close friend with Hollywood and Broadway director Chester Erskine.
Tracy died on June 10, 1967, Beverly Hills, California, United States, at the age of 67.
He was married to actress Louise Treadwell (1923-1967), they had one son, John Ten Broeck Tracy and one daughter, Louise "Susie" Treadwell Tracy.
He was in 26 years long love affair with actress Katharine Hepburn (1940-1967).
He dated Claire Luce (1930), Anna Kashfi (1956), Gene Tierney (1952), Hedy Lamarr (1941-1942), Ingrid Bergman (1941), Myrna Loy (1935-1936), Judy Garland (1939), Joan Crawford (1938), Loretta Young (1933-1934), Pat Paterson (1933), Paulette Goddard (1940) and Joan Bennett (1930).