Spencer Tracy

Spencer Bonaventure Tracy (1900 - 1967)

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Spencer Bonaventure Tracy
Born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United Statesmap
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Husband of — married in Cincinnati, Hamilton, Ohiomap
Father of and [private daughter (1930s - unknown)]
Died in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, California, United Statesmap
Profile last modified | Created 2 Sep 2013 | Last significant change: 19 Nov 2018
04:17: Scott Fulkerson edited the Biography for Spencer Tracy. [Thank Scott for this]
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Spencer Tracy is Notable.



Spencer Bonaventure Tracy was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on April 5, 1900 to his parents, John Edward and Caroline (Brown) Tracy. He was the second son born to his parents. Spencer grew up in Milwaukee and when he reached the age of 18 he enlisted in the US Navy (around 1918). While he was serving during World War I, he had not fully completed his training by the time the war had ended. He received his discharge in February 1919, and returned to High School to complete his schooling and receive his diploma. He then went on to Ripon College in Ripon, Wisconsin to pursue a degree in medicine.

Tracy had always been interested in motion pictures and practiced reenacting scenes from the movies with his friends and neighbors throughout his childhood. At Ripon College, he began acting in plays and also joined the debate team. During one of his debates, he auditioned for the American Academy of Dramatic Arts and received a scholarship to the school. In April 1922, he left Ripon and began taking classes at AADA, graduating in March 1923. During this time he appeared in several plays, including one that went to Broadway.

He continued his blossoming career in theater with more plays both on and off Broadway. By 1930, he was well known for his performances and offered a role in the movies with Fox. He had made a few Vitaphone recordings, but was apparently happy with his role in the theater. However, he had a son who was deaf and recovering from polio, and needed the money for his care, so he signed a contract and began his acting career.

This biography was auto-generated by a GEDCOM import. It's a rough draft and needs to be edited.


Name: Spencer /Tracy/[1]


Date: 05 APR 1900
Place: Wisconsin[2][3][4]


Date: 10 JUN 1967
Place: Los Angeles, California[5]


Occupation: Actor, Theatre
Date: 1930[6]


Date: 1930
Place: East 98th St., Manhattan, New York, New York[7]


Husband: Spencer Tracy
Wife: Louise Ten Broeck Treadwell
Child: @I08354@
Child: @I08355@
Date: 12 SEP 1923
Place: Cincinnati, Hamilton, Ohio[8][9]


  1. Source: #S01187
  2. Source: #S01187
  3. Source: #S00027 Page: New York, Manhattan, New York, Roll 1566
  4. Source: #S01177
  5. Source: #S01177
  6. Source: #S00027 Page: New York, Manhattan, New York, Roll 1566
  7. Source: #S00027 Page: New York, Manhattan, New York, Roll 1566
  8. Source: #S01154 Page: http://www.jtc.org/about/mrstracy.php
  9. Source: #S00027 Page: New York, Manhattan, New York, Roll 1566


Thank you to Joel Bridgham for creating WikiTree profile Tracy-800 through the import of Thomas Bridgham Descendants_2013-09-02_01.ged on Sep 2, 2013. Click to the Changes page for the details of edits by Joel and others.

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On 5 Apr 2015 at 03:53 GMT Bob Fields wrote:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spencer_Tracy the famous actor. Could you add a picture and some biographical info and
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please? Thanks so much.

On 9 Nov 2014 at 20:34 GMT Sandy Culver wrote:

Findagrave memorial [ 7153097 ] for Samuel Chapin suggest Chapin is Spencer Tracy's direct ancestor.

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