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Spencer Tracy

Spencer Tracy
Photo: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (work for hire) / Public domain / Wikimedia Commons

Birth Date

April 5, 1900


June 10, 1967


United States

Sun Sign


Natural hair color

Light brown

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5 ft 10 in | 178 cm


90 kg | 200 pounds

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Early acting career First movie Breakthrough

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).

Best Movies

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).

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