Frank Sinatra called Spencer Tracy “The Gray Fox.” Some actors called him “The Pope.” The biographer James Curtis calls Tracy the greatest actor of his generation. Through the years, Tracy’s legacy has faded, eclipsed by that of Katharine Hepburn, one of his great loves. Curtis has written a biography of Tracy that refurbishes his story, detailing his relationship with his wife, Louise, his love affair with Hepburn, his drinking problem and his inimitable acting chops. Curtis joins Doug on Tuesday.
Books and music from today's RadioWest:
- Spencer Tracy: A Biography by James Curtis
- "Moanin' (Rudy Van Gelder Edition) (1999 Digital Remaster)" by Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers
- "Stompin' at the Savoy" by Benny Goodman
- "Search For The New Land" by Lee Morgan