Birth Place: Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
Death Place: Beverly Hills, California, USA
Tracy's early childhood was one of intense rebelliousness--he was expelled from a total of fifteen grade schools. By the time he reached high school, he had had a change of attitude, achieving good grades and even aspiring to the priesthood. But at Ripon College Tracy became involved with college theatrical productions, and before long he found himself in New York City, enrolled in the American Academy of Dramatic Arts.
The 1920s were a decade of struggle, as he fended off poverty by taking any acting job that came along, from traveling road companies and one-nighters to repertory work in towns as far-flung as White Plains and Grand Rapids. He first achieved Broadway notice in "Yellow" (19... Continue Bio >>
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