Tracy, Lee

(1898-1968)
   A native of Atlanta, Georgia, Lee Tracy moved freely between stage and motion picture acting, making his theatrical debut as the inventor brother Joe in George Kelly's The Show-Off (1924). Tracy really made his mark in Philip Dunning and George Abbott's Broadway (1926) as hoofer Roy Lane and in Ben Hecht and Charles MacArthur's* The Front Page (1928) as crack newspaper reporter Hildy Johnson. His Broadway appearances included The Book of Charm (1925), Glory Hallelujah (1926), Oh, Promise Me (1930), Louder, Please (1931), Bright Star (1935), Every Man for Himself (1940), The Traitor (1949), Metropole (1949), Mr. Barry's Etchings (1950), and, most notably, The Best Man* (1960).

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