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The Life and Work of Spencer Tracy

Wednesday, November 09, 2011

James Curtis describes the life and work of the actor Spencer Tracy, one of the most revered screen actors of his generation, considered by many to be the actor’s actor. Spencer Tracy: A Biography looks at Tracy’s career, his Catholicism, his devoted relationship to his wife, his drinking that got him into so much trouble, and his 26-year-long bond with his partner on-screen and off, Katharine Hepburn.

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James Curtis

Comments [2]

Corse Payton from San Diego

Yes, you would be in the minority. I find it not too surprising that in his new book James Garner cites Tracy as his favorite actor. So many actors hold that same opinion.

One of the really interesting parts of Curtis' book is the comments about Tracy's acting by many of the other actors he worked with.

Nov. 09 2011 04:54 PM
Michael from manhattan

Am I in the minority when I say that Tracy never demonstrated much range in his acting? To my untrained eye, he always seemed to play the same man in the same way... basically always playing himself.

Nov. 09 2011 01:11 PM

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