"No pussyfooting around, no beating around
George Bush, TRACY is great."
"Michael B. Druxman's piece is by no means the
nasty expose that has come to be the fashion in so many
recent Hollywood biographies. He shows Tracy reacting with
human frailties...but it's mostly an admiring look at the
He's been called "the best film actor Hollywood
has ever known". His marvelous performances in classic
movies like Captains Courageous, Adam's
Rib, Bad Day at Black Rock and Inherit the
Wind endowed him with a tough, solid humorous image --
one that was totally at odds with his own personality.
The play opens in 1967 when Tracy was in poor
health and struggling to complete what would be his final
film, Guess Who's Coming to Dinner. Alone in his
rented guest cottage, he reflects with great guilt on his
days as a rough street kid in Milwaukee; his troubled
marriage; his drinking problem; the birth of his deaf son;
and his romances with Loretta Young and Katharine Hepburn.
TRACY is a vivid, often witty, portrait.
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