Tracy, Lee, 1898-1968

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American actor in radio, theater, film, and television.

From the description of Lee Tracy collection of noncommercial recordings [sound recording], 1934-1964. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 122485306

Lee Tracy (4/14/1898 - 10/18/1968) was an American actor in radio, theater, film and television. He was born William Lee Tracy in Atlanta, GA, and died in Santa Monica, CA. He was married to actress Helen Thomas.

Before his acting career began, Tracy worked for a brief time as an U.S. Treasury Agent. His show business career started with his work in vaudeville. He made his New York City debut as Joe in The Show-off (2/5/1924), and his London debut succeeding Raymond Massey in the role of Harry Van in Idiot's Delight . His theatrical career includes work in: The Book of Charm ; Oh, Promise Me ; Bright Star ; Metropole ; Mr. Barry's Etchings, and Every Man for Himself .

Tracy made his film debut in Big Time (1929). His film career includes work in such films as: Doctor X ; Blessed Event ; The Half Naked Truth ; Bombshell ; and The Best Man .

Tracy played Mr. Malone in the television series The Amazing Mr. Malone ; the title role in the private eye series, Martin Kane ; and Lee Cochrane in the NY Confidential television series.

Lee Tracy received the New York Critics Association's best actor award in 1929 for his performance as Roy Lane in the theater production of Broadway, and was nominated for a Tony Award in 1960 for his performance as ex-President Arthur Hockstader in The Best Man .

He performed in various radio programs such as Hall of Fame ; Hollywood Hotel ; Lux Radio Theater, and Shell Chateau .

From the guide to the Lee Tracy collection of noncommercial recordings, 1934-1964, (The New York Public Library. Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound.)

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referencedIn J. B. Matthews Papers, 1862-1986 and undated David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
creatorOf Lee Tracy collection of noncommercial recordings, 1934-1964 The New York Public Library. Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound.
creatorOf Tracy, Lee, 1898-1968. Lee Tracy collection of noncommercial recordings [sound recording], 1934-1964. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Robert Benney research materials, 1926-1978 The New York Public Library. Billy Rose Theatre Division.
referencedIn Robert Benney original drawings, 1926-1947 The New York Public Library. Billy Rose Theatre Division.
referencedIn John Eldon Thayer collection of motion picture memorabilia, 1916-1979. Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University.
referencedIn Scrapbook on opera and theater, 1938-1940. Museum of Performance & Design
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associatedWith Arnold, Edward. person
associatedWith Barns, Binnie person
associatedWith Benney, Robert, 1904-2001 person
associatedWith Berry, Noah person
associatedWith Berry, Noah. person
associatedWith Branson, James Charles K person
associatedWith Carpenter, Ken person
associatedWith Crosby, Bing, 1903-1977. person
associatedWith Eilers, Sally, 1908-1978. person
associatedWith Fairfax, Beatrice person
associatedWith Fairfax, Beatrice. person
associatedWith Fioretto, Ted person
associatedWith Fontaine, Joan, 1917- person
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associatedWith Gargan, William, 1905-1979. person
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associatedWith Harrington, John. person
associatedWith Henderson, Ray person
associatedWith Howard, Tom person
associatedWith Jolson, Al person
associatedWith Kerns, Joseph person
associatedWith MacNamee, Graham person
associatedWith Matthews, J. B. (Joseph Brown), 1894-1966 person
associatedWith McCord, Nancy. person
associatedWith Murray, J. Harold person
associatedWith Murray, J. Harold, 1891-1940. person
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associatedWith Warren, Harry, 1893- person
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Radio programs, Musical--United States
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Birth 1898-04-14

Death 1968-10-18

Americans

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