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William Lee Tracy Edit Profile

actor

William Lee Tracy, American actor. Served as Second lieutenant infantry, Army of the United States, World War I.

Background

Tracy, William Lee was born on April 14, 1898 in Atlanta. Son of William Lindsey and Ray (Griffith) Tracy.

Education

Student Union College, Schenectady, New York, 1917-1918.

Career

Began as actor, 1919. Starred in play, Broadway, in New York City, 1926-1927, Front Page, 1928. Entered motion pictures, 1928.

Returned to stage for plays Oh Promise Me, Louder Please, 1930. Starred in various talking pictures under contract to Paramount Corporation. Now under contract to Radio-Keith-Orpheum Radio Pictures.

Appeared in play The Gag Stays In, New York, 1938. Every Man for Himself, 1940. Idiots Delight, London, 1938.

The Traitor, New York City, 1948. Mr. Barry’s Etchings, New York City, 1949. Caine Mutiny Court Martial, Sydney, Australia, 1955.

The Best Man, New York City, 1960-1961. Minor Miracle, 1965; starred in the television series Martin Kane, N.B.C., 1952-1953. Recent pictures: Betrayal from the East, 1945.

High Tide, 1947; The Best Man, 1965.

Membership

Served as Second lieutenant infantry, Army of the United States, World War I. Clubs: Green Room (New York).

Connections

Married Helen Thomas, July 20, 1938.

father:
William Lindsey Tracy

mother:
Ray (Griffith) Tracy

spouse:
Helen Thomas