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Spencer Tracy

Spencer Tracy

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Also Known As: Died: June 10, 1967
Born: April 5, 1900 Cause of Death: heart attack
Birth Place: Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA Profession: Cast ...
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Before college, enlisted in Navy with boyhood friend, Pat O'Brien at age 17
1922:
Moved to NYC
1922:
Broadway debut, first as a walk-on, then a speaking part in Theatre Guild production of Karel Capek's "R.U.R."
1930:
During Broadway run of "The Last Mile", made several talking short subjects for Vitaphone and four unsuccessful screen tests for major studios
1930:
Feature film acting debut in "Up the River"
1930:
Signed by Fox Pictures for a five-year contract
1935:
Joined MGM until contract terminated in 1956
1937:
First actor to win two Academy Awards as "Best Actor" in succession
1942:
First screen pairing with Katharine Hepburn in "Woman of the Year"
1945:
Returned to Broadway stage in Robert Sherwood's "The Rugged Path"
1967:
Last film, "Guess Who's Coming to Dinner" (Tracy died two weeks after production; awarded posthumous Oscar nomination)

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