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Spencer Tracy : a biography

Author: James Curtis
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2011.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Spencer Tracy's image on-screen was that of a self-reliant man whose sense of rectitude toward others was matched by his sense of humor toward himself. Whether he was Father Flanagan of Boys Town, Clarence Darrow of Inherit the Wind, or the crippled war veteran in Bad Day at Black Rock, Tracy was forever seen as a pillar of strength, the sort of regular American guy one could depend on. Now biographer James Curtis  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Entertainment & Performing Arts
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Curtis, James, 1953-
Spencer Tracy.
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2011
(DLC) 2011014719
(OCoLC)697261609
Named Person: Spencer Tracy; Spencer Tracy
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: James Curtis
ISBN: 9780307595225 0307595226 9781448106219 1448106214
OCLC Number: 773579833
Description: 1 online resource (xix, 1001 pages) : illustrations
Contents: General business --
A born actor --
A sissy sort of thing --
The best goddamned actor --
Dread --
The last mile --
Quick millions --
The power and the glory --
The amount of marriage we've experienced --
And does love last? --
That double jackpot --
The best year --
Model Romeo --
Enough to shine even through me --
A buoyant effect on the audience --
Someone's idea of reality --
Woman of the year --
I've found the woman I want --
Not the guy they see up there on the screen --
The big drunk --
The rugged path --
State of the union --
Adam's rib --
Father of the bride --
Rough patch --
At loose ends --
A granite-like wedge of a man --
The mountain --
The last hurrah --
Our greatest actor --
The value of a single human being --
Something a little less serious --
A lion in a cage --
A humble man --
The biographies of Katharine Hepburn --
Appendix I. Stage chronology --
Appendix II. Film chronology.
Responsibility: James Curtis.

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Spencer Tracy was known as Hollywood's actor's actor. Critics wrote that what Olivier was to theatre, Tracy was to film. Over his career he was nominated for nine Academy Awards, and won two. This  Read more...

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"The definitive account of a womaniser, drunk and brilliant actor, and his decades-long affair with Katharine Hepburn" Sunday Times "Curtis's biography weaves a fascinating, not to say definitive Read more...

 
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