Spencer Tracy Movies List

Spencer Tracy
Spencer Tracy
05-04-1900
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
66
The Hard Guy

Actor Spencer Tracy Filmography

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Showing 1 to 10 of 66 movies
The Making of a Legend: Gone with the Wind
Director: David Hinton
Release date: 01-10-1988
Nuovo cinema Paradiso
Nuovo cinema Paradiso ( English )
Director: Giuseppe Tornatore
Music Director: Ennio Morricone , Andrea Morricone
Release date: 29-09-1988
Hollywood Out-takes and Rare Footage
Director: Louella Parsons , Ron Blackman , Bruce Goldstein
Release date: 25-02-1983
That's Entertainment, Part II
Director: Gene Kelly
Release date: 17-05-1976
That's Entertainment Collection
Director: Jack Haley Jr.
Release date: 21-06-1974
Guess Who's Coming to Dinner
Director: Stanley Kramer , Ray Gosnell Jr. , Leonard Kunody , Marshall Schlom
Music Director: Frank De Vol , Robert Martin , Clem Portman , Charles J. Rice , Albert Woodbury , Carol Kaye
Release date: 11-12-1967
It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World
Artist: Spencer Tracy , Milton Berle , Sid Caesar , Buddy Hackett , Mickey Rooney
Director: Stanley Kramer
Music Director: Ernest Gold
Release date: 07-11-1963
How the West Was Won
How the West Was Won ( English )
Music Director: Alfred Newman
Release date: 01-11-1962
Judgment at Nuremberg
Judgment at Nuremberg ( English )
Director: Stanley Kramer , Marshall Schlom , Ivan Volkman
Music Director: Ernest Gold , Jean L. Speak , Walter Elliott , Robert Tracy
Release date: 19-12-1961
The Devil at 4 O'Clock
Director: Mervyn LeRoy
Release Year: 1961
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Showing 1 to 10 of 66 movies

Spencer Tracy Biography

Spencer Tracy was born four years after his brother Carroll to truck salesman John Edward and Caroline Brown Tracy. He attended Marquette Academy along with Pat O'Brien and the two left school to enlist in the Navy at the start of World War I. He was still at Norfolk Navy Yard in Virginia at the end of the war. At Ripon College he did well in the lead of "The Truth" and decided on acting as a career. In New York he roomed with O'Brien while they attended the Academy of Dramatic Arts. In 1923 they both got nonspeaking parts as robots in "R.U.R". In stock he supported himself with jobs as bellhop, janitor and salesman. John Ford saw his critically acclaimed performance in the lead role in in The Last Mile (1932) and signed him to Up the River (1930) for Fox. Despite appearing in 16 films there over the next 5 years, Tracy never achieved star status there (during his stint the studio had floundered and was absorbed into Darryl F. Zanuck's 20th Century Pictures). In 1935 he signed with MGM under the aegis of Irving Thalberg and his career flourished. He became the first actor to win back-to-back Oscars for Captains Courageous (1937) and in a project he initially didn't want to star in, Boys Town (1938). He was nominated for San Francisco (1936), Father of the Bride (1950), Bad Day at Black Rock (1955), The Old Man and the Sea (1958), Inherit the Wind (1960), Judgment at Nuremberg (1961), and Guess Who's Coming to Dinner (1967). He had a brief romantic relationship with Loretta Young in the 1930s and a lifelong one with Katharine Hepburn beginning in 1942. His Catholic beliefs precluded ever divorcing his wife Louise, though they lived apart. Tracy suffered from severe alcoholism and diabetes (from the late 1940's), which unfortunately impacted his willingness to accept several tailor-made roles in films that would become big hits. Although his drinking problems were well known, he was inarguably considered one of the best actors in Hollywood among his peers (he had a well deserved reputation for keeping co-stars on their toes for his oddly endearing scene-stealing tricks) and remained in demand. A few weeks after completion of Stanley Kramer's Guess Who's Coming to Dinner (1967), during which he suffered from lung congestion, he died of a heart attack.

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