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Spencer Tracy

Spencer Tracy's biography

Spencer Tracy is 67 years old actor born at Milwaukee. He was born on Thursday 5th of April 1900. He is often nicknamed as SpencePops. According to year of birth 1900 he belongs to Lost Generation. Birthday on 5th of April means he is Aries. Aries is the most active sign of Zodiac, one born with this sign is a very quick learner, aggressive and passionate.

He is native english speaker. He is citizen of United States of America. He is an adherent of roman catholic. His primary profession is to be actor. You can know him also as stage actor. He is recently known as film actor. He received Academy Award for Best Actor Captains Courageous in 1937

Spencer Tracy's dad

Spencer Tracy's father's name is John Edward Tracy.

Spencer Tracy's mom

Spencer Tracy's mother's name is Caroline Tracy.

Spencer Tracy's family

Spencer Tracy's ex spouse

Louise Tracy

Spencer Tracy and Louise Tracy have been together since 1923 for 44 years.

Spencer Tracy's schools

We found 7 schools He attended. Complete list of schools: American Academy of Dramatic Arts, Milwaukee High School of the Arts, St. John's Northwestern Military Academy, Marquette University High School, Rockhurst High School, Northwestern Military and Naval Academy, Ripon College.

Detailed informations about his schools

  • Attended Ripon College in Ripon, WI, but did not graduate.

Spencer Tracy's career

His main focus is to be actor. You could see him also in Captains Courageous, Boys Town, Bad Day at Black Rock, Guess Who's Coming to Dinner, The Actress and many more.

Spencer Tracy's partner

Katharine Hepburn

Spencer Tracy and Katharine Hepburn have been together since 1941 for 26 years. She is known as film actor. His partner was born on Sunday 12th of May 1907 in Hartford. His partner died on Sunday 29th of June 2003 in Old Saybrook. Katharine Hepburn was 103 years old, when this happened.

How did Spencer Tracy die

He died on on Saturday 10th of June 1967 when he was 67 years old. Spencer Tracys death was caused by heart attack following lung congestion. It happend like natural causes.

Awards and competitions

Spencer Tracy's Awards

  • He received award for Academy Award for Best Actor for work Captains Courageous in 1937
  • He received award for Academy Award for Best Actor for work Boys Town in 1938
  • He received award for Cannes Film Festival Award for Best Actor for work Bad Day at Black Rock in 1955
  • He received award for BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role for work Guess Who's Coming to Dinner in 1969
  • He received award for Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama for work The Actress in 1953

Spencer Tracy's Rankings

  • In October 1997 he was ranked #64 in "Empire" (UK) magazine's "The Top 100 Movie Stars of All Time" list.
  • In 2006 his performance as Henry Drummond in Inherit the Wind (1960) is ranked #67 on "Premiere Magazine''s 100 Greatest Performances of All Time.

Spencer Tracy's Nominations

  • He was nominated for Academy Award for Best Actor for work San Francisco in 1936
  • He was nominated for Academy Award for Best Actor
  • He was nominated for Academy Award for Best Actor
  • He was nominated for Academy Award for Best Actor
  • He was nominated for Academy Award for Best Actor
  • He was nominated for Academy Award for Best Actor
  • He was nominated for Academy Award for Best Actor
  • He was nominated for Academy Award for Best Actor
  • He was nominated for Academy Award for Best Actor

What Spencer Tracy has done for a first time

  • Made nine films with Katharine Hepburn, the first of which was Woman of the Year (1942). The last was Guess Who's Coming to Dinner (1967).
  • Twice earned Best Actor Oscar nominations for playing "foreign" fishermen: as Manuel in Captains Courageous (1937) for which he did win his first Oscar, and then as The Old Man in The Old Man and the Sea (1958), almost 20 years later.
  • After winning two Oscars and becoming a star leading man, Tracy demanded first billing on all his films, thus ending his screen partnership with Clark Gable.

Spencer Tracy's quotes

  • [on acting] Come to work on time, know your lines and don't bump into the other actors.
  • [on drinking] Hell, I used to take two-week lunch hours!
  • I couldn't be a director because I couldn't put up with the actors. I don't have the patience. Why, I'd probably kill the actors. Not to mention some of the beautiful actresses.
  • [on being asked why he was always billed above long-time companion Katharine Hepburn in their films together] Because this is a movie, you chowderhead, not a lifeboat!
  • The kids keep telling me I should try this new "Method Acting" but I'm too old, I'm too tired and I'm too talented to care.
  • [on why he never left his wife for Katharine Hepburn] I can get a divorce whenever I want to. But my wife and Kate like things just as they are.
  • This mug of mine is as plain as a barn door. Why should people pay 35 cents to look at it?
  • I'm disappointed in acting as a craft. I want everything to go back to Orson Welles and fake noses and changing your voice. It's become so much about personality.
  • It is up to us to give ourselves recognition. If we wait for it to come from others, we feel resentful when it doesn't, and when it does, we may well reject it.
  • Even when my throat is completely tired out from acting, Luckies [Lucky Strike cigarettes] still get along with it fine.
  • There were times when my pants were so thin, I could sit on a dime and know if it was heads or tails.
  • The physical labor actors have to do wouldn't tax an embryo.
  • Write anything you want about me. Make up something. Hell, I don't care.
  • Why do actors think they're so Goddamn important? They're not. Acting is not an important job in the scheme of things. Plumbing is.
  • Actors have no damn place in politics, period.
  • [on Jean Harlow] A square shooter if ever there was one.
  • [on why actors should avoid political activism] Remember who shot [Abraham Lincoln].
  • [To Ernest Hemingway at dinner in the Stork Club] Sometimes I think life is a terminal illness.
  • [1962 interview] The only thing an actor has to offer a director and finally an audience is his instinct. That's all.
  • [in a 1962 interview] I'm Spencer Tracy with some deference to the character. When a person says he's an actor--he's a personality. The whole idea is to show your personality. There are people who are much better technically, but who cares? Nobody cares.
  • [asked what he looked for in a potential script] Days off.

Spencer Tracy's body shape

Lets describe how Spencer Tracy looks. We will focus on his body shape. Body build is average.