In this biography of actor Spencer Tracy
's wife, Louise Treadwell Tracy, Mahon (Orange County Guild of the John Tracy Clinic) focuses on her role in creating the John Tracy Clinic for deaf children, named after her deaf son, and her advocacy efforts for deaf education.
Bowers' description of prodigious drinking and blackout behavior by Spencer Tracy
, Errol Flynn, and Ramon Novarro likewise speaks to something other than mental health.
IT's 1948, and Nuremberg, Germany, is still largely rubble as Judge Dan Haywood (Spencer Tracy
) arrives, sent to head a tribunal trying German civilians for war crimes.
Even her longstanding relationship with Spencer Tracy
does little to clarify the matter.
Hepburn's great love was not, in fact, Spencer Tracy
but Laura Harding.
* In the movie "Father of the Bride," Spencer Tracy
, in preparing to host a reception for his daughter (Elizabeth Taylor), is catching an earful from the professional wedding planner whom he's hired to gel the house ready for the big event (in which there are many more guests than room to put them).
Virtually all of the screen giants from that era - Clark Gable, Joan Crawford, James Stewart, Humphrey Bogart, Cary Grant, Henry Fonda, Vivian Leigh, Rosalind Russell and the great love of Hepburn's life, Spencer Tracy
- are gone now.
(Historians have told the story from the New England settlers' viewpoint, which has been recorded in most history books; the novelist Kenneth Roberts wrote of the raid in Northwest Passage, which became a film starring Spencer Tracy
.) What offends the surviving Abenaki Indians (including Bruchac and his family) is how the raiders are portrayed as heroes and that the white people had reported that this raid effectively exterminated the Abenaki people.
As a guest ranch, it catered to sun-seeking Easterners and Holly wood celebs--it was one of Spencer Tracy
and Katharine Hepburn's hideaways.
Rudyard Kipling's Captains Courageous, which was given the MGM film treatment in 1937 with Freddie Bartholomew and Spencer Tracy
(who won an Oscar for it) was recently resurrected by the Manhattan Theater Club as a musical, for a limited run.