Spencer Tracy: A Life

By Tom Prince, Executive Editor, Reader's Digest Magazine

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This doorstop of a biography has it all: the women (Ingrid Bergman, Gene Tierney, Katharine Hepburn), the movies (Desk Set, Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner, Boys Town, Woman of the Year, Inherit the Wind), and the run-ins (with directors, of course, and with Ernest Hemingway during the filming of The Old Man and the Sea). Hollywood’s greatest actor is brought to life in anecdotes and compelling detail, foibles and all.