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Hollywood Memorial

Spencer Tracy

Legendary, award-winning American stage and motion picture actor of the 1930s through the 1960s who was born in Milwaukee. He was nominated nine times for Academy Awards and was the first to receive two Oscars back to back, one for Best Actor in a Leading Role in the film ‘Captains Courageous’ (1937), the other for Best Actor in a Leading Role for the film ‘Boys Town’ (1938). He had a brief romantic relationship with Loretta Young (as did Clark Gable) in the 1930s, and beginning in 1942, a lifelong relationship with Katharine Hepburn (who left an affair with Howard Hughes to be with Tracy). Because he was a Catholic he never divorced his wife of 44 years, Louise, though they lived apart when became involved with Hepburn. A few weeks after completion of ‘Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner,’ (his ninth film with four time Oscar winner and mistress Hepburn) he died of a heart attack. Buried in a corner garden of Forest Lawn Cemetery in Glendale with only the last name ‘Tracy’ carved in pink granite. Hepburn did not attend the ceremony in difference to Tracy’s real wife.