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The Spencer Tracy legacy : a tribute by Katharine Hepburn

Author: David HeeleyJoan KramerJohn L MillerGeorge PageKatharine HepburnAll authors
Publisher: Burbank, CA : Distributed by Warner Home Video : Turner Entertainment Co., [2004]
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : English : Standard versionView all editions and formats
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Humphrey Bogart considered Spencer Tracy to be Hollywood's best actor. "He makes you believe he is what he is playing," Bogey once said. Katharine Hepburn, Tracy's beloved companion of 25 years, compares him to "a baked potato, It's pure. It's of the earth. And it's dependable. That was Spencer." Hepburn hosts this salute featuring clips from Captains courageous, Bad day at Black Rock, Adam's rib and other Tracy  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Television programs
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Biography
Named Person: Spencer Tracy
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: David Heeley; Joan Kramer; John L Miller; George Page; Katharine Hepburn; Joan Bennett; Charles Champlin; Garson Kanin; Stanley Kramer; Angela Lansbury; Joseph L Mankiewicz; Lee Marvin; Sidney Poitier; Burt Reynolds; Mickey Rooney; Frank Sinatra; John Sturges; Elizabeth Taylor; Susie Tracy; Robert Wagner; Richard Widmark; Joanne Woodward; WNET (Television station : New York, N.Y.); MGM/UA Entertainment Co.; Educational Broadcasting Corporation.; Warner Home Video (Firm); Turner Entertainment Co.
ISBN: 079079716X 9780790797168
OCLC Number: 56822598
Language Note: Closed-captioned.
Notes: Originally broadcast on television in 1986.
Also issued as part of the Tracy & Hepburn the signature collection.
Credits: Associate producer, Cynthia Mitchell ; researcher, Emily Grossman ; editor, Scott P. Doniger ; music consultant, John Adams ; cameras, John Sharaf, Dale Vennes, Joe Longo.
Performer(s): Host, Katharine Hepburn ; with Joan Bennett, Charles Champlin, Garson Kanin, Stanley Kramer, Angela Lansbury, Joseph L. Mankiewicz, Lee Marvin, Sidney Poitier, Burt Reynolds, Mickey Rooney, Frank Sinatra, John Sturges, Elizabeth Taylor, Susie Tracy, Robert Wagner, Richard Widmark, Joanne Woodward.
Awards: Won two 1986 Emmy Awards for Outstanding Individual Achievements - Informational Programming and Outstanding Informational Special.
Target Audience: MPAA rating: Not rated.
Description: 1 videodisc (86 min.) : sd., col. & b&w ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD; region 1, NTSC; standard full screen presentation preserving the aspect ratio of its original television exhibition; Dolby Digital mono.
Other Titles: Tracy & Hepburn the signature collection.
Responsibility: a production of WNET/New York in association with MGM Entertainment Co. ; Educational Broadcasting Corp. and MGM/UA Entertainment Co. ; produced by David Heeley, Joan Kramer ; directed by David Heeley ; written by John L. Miller ; executive producer, George Page.

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Humphrey Bogart considered Spencer Tracy to be Hollywood's best actor. "He makes you believe he is what he is playing," Bogey once said. Katharine Hepburn, Tracy's beloved companion of 25 years, compares him to "a baked potato, It's pure. It's of the earth. And it's dependable. That was Spencer." Hepburn hosts this salute featuring clips from Captains courageous, Bad day at Black Rock, Adam's rib and other Tracy hits alongside reminiscences from Frank Sinatra, Sidney Poitier, Elizabeth Taylor and more stars. This program follows Tracy's stellar career from brash young man blazing with talent to old lion showing new stars how it's done.

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