Lee Tracy

American actor (1898–1968) / From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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William Lee Tracy (April 14, 1898 – October 18, 1968) was an American stage, film, and television actor. He is known foremost for his portrayals between the late 1920s and 1940s of fast-talking, wisecracking news reporters, press agents, lawyers, and salesmen. From 1949 to 1954, he was also featured in the weekly radio and television versions of the series Martin Kane: Private Eye, as well as starring as the newspaper columnist Lee Cochran in the 19581959 British-American crime drama New York Confidential. Later, in 1964, he was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor and a Golden Globe for his supporting role in the film The Best Man.

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Tracy in the 1928 Broadway production of The Front Page
William Lee Tracy

(1898-04-14)April 14, 1898
Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.
DiedOctober 18, 1968(1968-10-18) (aged 70)
Years active1920–1965
Spouse(s)Helen Thomas Wyse
(m.1938–1968; his death)

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