April 5, 1900
June 10, 1967
5 ft 8¾ in | 175 cm
77 kg | 170 lbs
9 US | 42 EU
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 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 as John "Killer" Mears in a play "The Last Mile" (1930), at Sam H. Harris Theatre.
He made his big screen debut in Pre-Code comedy film Up the River (1930) in role as Saint Louis.
Tracy's breakthrough performance came as Joe Wilson in drama thriller movie Fury (1936).
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He won the Academy Award for Best Actor for his role as Manuel Fidello in drama adventure film Captains Courageous (1937).
He won the Academy Award for Best Actor and the National Board of Review, USA for Best Acting for his role as as Father Flanagan in biographical drama movie Boys Town (1938).
He was nominated for the Academy Awards for Best Actor and the New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actor for his role as Father Tim Mullin in musical drama film San Francisco (1936).
He was nominated for the Academy Awards for Best Actor for his role as Stanley T. Banks in comedy romance movie Father of the Bride (1950).
He won the Cannes Film Festival Award for Best Actor and was nominated for the Academy Awards for Best Actor for his role as John J. Macreedy in thriller drama movie Bad Day at Black Rock (1955).
He was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor and the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama for his role as The Old Man in adventure drama movie The Old Man and the Sea (1958).
He was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor, a BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role and the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama for his role as Henry Drummond in drama movie Inherit the Wind (1960).
He was nominated for the Academy Awards for Best Actor and won the David di Donatello Award for Best Foreign Actor for his role as Chief Judge Dan Haywood in courtroom drama film Judgment at Nuremberg (1961).
He was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor and the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama also won the BAFTA Film Award for Best Actor for his role as Matt Drayton in comedy drama movie Guess Who's Coming to Dinner (1967).
He won the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama and was nominated for the BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role 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).
He was nominated for the BAFTA Film Award for Best Foreign Actor and won the National Board of Review, USA for Best Actor for his role as Mayor Frank Skeffington in political satire film The Last Hurrah (1958).
It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World (1963) action adventure as Captain T. G. Culpeper
Libeled Lady (1936) comedy romance as Warren Haggerty
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1941) horror as Dr. Henry Jekyll / Mr Edward Hyde
He starred in nine movies with Katharine Hepburn:
Adam's Rib (1949) romantic comedy as Adam Bonner
State of the Union (1948) drama comedy as Grant Matthews
Woman of the Year (1942) romantic comedy drama as Sam Craig
Keeper of the Flame (1942) thriller drama as Steven 'Stevie' O'Malley
Without Love (1945) romantic comedy drama as Pat Jamieson
The Sea of Grass (1947) Western drama as Col. James B. 'Jim' Brewton
Pat and Mike (1952) sport romance as Mike Conovan
Desk Set (1957) romantic comedy as Richard Sumner
Guess Who's Coming to Dinner (1967) comedy drama as Matt Drayton
Attended private all-male Jesuit, Roman Catholic school Marquette Academy in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Attended private liberal arts college in Ripon, Wisconsin.
Graduated from American Academy of Dramatic Arts (AADA) in 1923.
Had older brother, Carroll.
Had Irish ancestry.
He appeared in 75 films during his career.
He was 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.
He was inducted into the OFTA Film Hall of Fame in 2003.
He 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 dated Anna Kashfi (1956), Gene Tierney (1952), Hedy Lamarr (1941-1942), Ingrid Bergman (1941), Paulette Goddard (1940), Katharine Hepburn (1940-1967), Judy Garland (1939), Joan Crawford (1938), Myrna Loy (1935-1936), Loretta Young (1933-1934), Pat Paterson (1933), Claire Luce (1930) and Joan Bennett (1930).