Spencer Tracy, Best Actor 1937: MovieMonday.com

1937: CAPTAINS COURAGEOUS

(Family/Drama - NR)

Spencer Tracy received his first oscar for playing the fisherman hero who rescues boy. Story based on Kipling's book.

 

1938: BOYS TOWN

(Drama - NR)

Spencer Tracy received his 2nd oscar for playing the kindly Father Edward J. Flanagan who founded the Nebraska refuge for homeless boys. 


ABOUT SPENCER TRACY (1900 - 1967)

Distinguished American actor, born in Milwaukee, who attened New York's American Academy of Dramatic Arts.

In his early acting years Spencer Tracy gained some stage experience, and later he would win two Best Actor Oscars: CAPTAINS COURAGEOUS (37) and BOYS TOWN (38). His first Oscar was mistakenly inscribed to "Dick Tracy".

In addition, Spencer Tracy received nominations for:

SAN FRANCISCO (36)
FATHER OF THE BRIDE (50)
BAD DAY AT BLACK ROCK (55)
THE OLD MAN AND THE SEA (58)
INHERIT THE WIND (60)
JUDGEMENT AT NUREMBERG (61)
GUESS WHO'S COMING TO DINNER (67)

He worked with Katharine Hepburn in a series of popular films including: WOMAN OF THE YEAR, STATE OF THE UNION, ADAM'S RIB, and THE DESK SET.

More about Tracy.

Spencer Tracy's other credits include:

SOCIETY GIRL
TWENTY THOUSAND YEARS IN SING SING
THE POWER AND THE GLORY
MAN'S CASTLE
DANTE'S INFERNO
RIFF RAFF
FURY
LIBELED LADY
TEST PILOT
STANLEY AND LIVINGSTONE
NORTHWEST PASSAGE
EDISON THE MAN
BOOM TOWN
DR. JEKYLL AND MR. HYDE
THE SEVENTH CROSS
THRITY SECONDS OVER TOKYO
BROKEN LANCE
THE LAST HURRAH
IT'S A MAD MAD MAD MAD WORLD

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