Interesting Questions, Facts and Information
- There are a total of 20 general entries.
Interesting Questions, Facts, and Information
Guess Who's Coming to Dinner. With Hepburn and Poitier
Boys Town. Tracy played Father Flanagan to a young Rooney
It's A Mad Mad Mad Mad World. Everyone else was in the movie - large cast of name stars
|Tracy starred in 'The Old Man and the Sea'. Who wrote the novel upon which the movie was based?||Spencer Tracy Movies
Robert Wagner. Ericson was in 'Black Rock'. Poitier was in 'Guess Who's Coming To Dinner?'. Morgan was the judge in 'Inherit the Wind'.
67. He was born on 1900 and died in 1967. It's a miracle he lived that long considering his friendliness with the bottle.
True. This was one of the few movies where Tracy was in virtually every scene and he got a nomination for playing a Cuban fisherman (although he didn't have an accent like he did for his Oscar-winning role in "Captain Courageous") . The funny thing was that the person who hated the movie the most was Hemingway who didn't like Tracy's performance in the movie at all.
Mickey Rooney. Freddie Barthomolew starred beside him in "Captain Courageous" (1937), the year before "Boys Town" was released but the eighteen-year old Rooney is better remembered today as Tracy's co-star than Barthomolew.
|Tracy's relationship with Katharine Hepburn is pretty well known today but why didn't he ever marry her?||The Life of Spencer Tracy
He was married.. Tracy wouldn't divorce his wife, actress Louise Treadwell because he was a strict Catholic. In fact that was his first job choice before going into college. Tracy and Treadwell remained married for forty-four years until his death.
Up The River. This was an obscure film made in 1930 but this prison comedy had a young John Ford directing the film and a promising young actor by the name of Humphrey Bogart also making his feature film debut.
eight. Tracy received his first nomination for "San Francisco"(1936). Then Tracy won the Oscar the next two years for "Captains Courageous and Boys Town". Tracy didn't receive an Oscar nomination for the next twelve years until he teamed up with Elizabeth Taylor for "Father Of the Bride in 1950. That was the first of his three nominated performances in the 1950s. The others were "Bad Day At Black Rock"(1955) and "The Old Man The Sea"(1958). He received his next nomination in 1960 for "Inherit The WInd". The very next year Tracy lost out to his co-star Maximilian Schell for "Judgement At Nuremburg". He earned his ninth and final nomination when he was six feet under for "Guess Who's Coming To Dinner" in 1967. He died a few weeks after filming was completed.
Milwaukee,Wisconsin. He had a troubled childhood, going to six different high schools in Wisconsin and Kansas during a five-year span.