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Spencer Tracy

1900-1967

Actor

The remarkable talents of Spencer Tracy made him one of Hollywood's most popular figures throughout his career. Beginning as a stage player in the 1920's, Tracy segued easily into films, in which he portrayed characters as diverse as priests and gangsters, writers and lawyers, fishermen and judges.

Tracy received back-to-back Academy Awards in 1937 and 1938 for Captains Courageous and Boys Town. He had a long-lived, very private off-screen relationship with actress Katharine Hepburn and a hugely successful on-screen relationship with her.

Together they starred in a series of classic films including Woman of the Year (1942), Pat and Mike (1952), and his last performance, Guess Who's Coming to Dinner (1967).