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Author Curtis, James, 1953-
Title Spencer Tracy [ebook] : a biography / James Curtis
Publisher New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2011
Edition 1st ed
Descript 1 online resource (xix, 1001 p.) : ill
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references and index
Summary 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 gives us the life of this revered actor. Curtis writes of Tracy's distinguished career, his deep Catholicism, his devoted relationship to his wife, his drinking that got him into so much trouble, and his twenty-six-year-long bond with his partner on-screen and off, Katharine Hepburn. Drawing on Tracy's personal papers and writing with the full cooperation of Tracy's daughter, Curtis tells the rich story of the brilliant but haunted man at the heart of the legend.--From publisher description
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
Subject Tracy, Spencer, 1900-1967
Actors -- United States -- Biography
Genre BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Entertainment & Performing Arts
Electronic books
Subject Downloadable file
Alt Author OverDrive, Inc
ISBN 9780307595225 (electronic bk.)
0307595226 (electronic bk.)

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