As part of the 2018 Festival of the Arts, Barbara Pillsbury will be hosting “An Evening with Spencer Tracy” on Thursday, February 1st at 7:00pm at the Big Rapids Community Library. Spencer Tracy has been considered by many to be the best actor of the first part of the 20th century. When asked how to be a good actor, Spencer retorted: “Know you lines and don’t bump into furniture.” Join Barbara Pillsbury, film librarian (1967-1969, CBS Studios), as she presents clips from nine of Spencer’s best films and discusses his life and importance to the film community of Hollywood. Below are some productions Spencer Tracy was a part of.
- How the West Was Won (1962) – Guest narrator
- San Francisco (1937) – Nominated for Best Actor
- Captains Courageous (1938) – Won Oscar for Best Actor
- Boys Town (1939) – Won Oscar for Best Actor
- Edison, the Man (1940)
- Woman of the Year (1942) – First film with Katherine Hepburn
- Inherit the Wind (1961) – Nominated for Best Actor
- Judgement at Nuremberg (1962) – Nominated for Best Actor
- Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner (1968) – Last film with Katherine Hepburn. Died 17 days after finishing filming. Nominated posthumously for Best Actor
For more information, please visit the Festival of the Arts webpage.