How tall is Spencer Tracy ?

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Spencer Tracy's height is 5ft 9in (175 cm)

American actor best remembered for roles in films such as Judgement at Nuremberg, Guess Who's Coming to Dinner, Bad Day at Black Rock, Captains Courageous, Boys Town, Adam's Rib, Woman of the Year and Father of the Bride. He was regularly described as standing about 5ft 10 and weighing 170 pounds.

Spencer Tracy, February 21, 1933
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Arch Stanton says on 21/Aug/14
He had an inch max on Gene Kelly in Inherit the Wind, and there's a case for a flat 5 ft 7 for Kelly too. Could have lost a bit by his later years, although in guess Who's Coming he didn't look under 5 ft 9 next to Poitier.
Arch Stanton says on 10/Jun/14
He really doesn't look 7 inches shorter than Robert Ryan in Bad Day at Black Rock, more like 5-6 inches.
jtm says on 24/May/14
wasn't he listed 5'10 here before?
Arch Stanton says on 24/May/14
Yeah I suppose that most people into classic Hollywood won't be visiting Celebheights and commenting!
I make up for it though right? :-)
[Editor Rob: it's good some people do have an interest as the comments on some pages will last probably a long while - since I cut off comments to I think 250 then for guys like say Pitt/Cruise/Bieber it's more recent, for some older people the comments won't even reach 250 after 20 years, so hopefully still around.]
Arch Stanton says on 23/May/14
It's a pity there isn't more interest on pages like this on here. On a lot of the classic actor pages it seems almost entirely me posting observations and the occasionally comment by Sam!
[Editor Rob: there's maybe not as much interest in this era in some heights of past era's, or potential visitors who might have an interest never find the site...]
Arch Stanton says on 23/May/14
Thanks. He's was one of those rare actors who were the life and soul of their pictures and could make even mediocre films enjoyable. I love his expressions most of all, one of my favourite actors. I'm surprised that he as a struggling alcoholic though, he didn't come across as that type on screen, unlike Burton or somebody.
Arch Stanton says on 22/May/14
Looks minimum 5 ft 9 next to Joan Bennett and Liz Taylor in Father of the Bride but he was dwarfed by big beefy 6'3" Moroni Olsen in that film by minimum 6 inches.
Arch Stanton says on 22/May/14
Rob can you add Captains Courageous, Boys Town, Adam's Rib, Woman of the Year and Pat and Mike? All classics.
Arch Stanton says on 7/May/14
He always looked 1.5-2 inches taller than Hepburn. I really can't see anything under unless she was 5'6" range.
Arch Stanton says on 5/May/14
He looked a solid 5'9" in Desk Set too. I recently got the Tracy and Hepburn box set as I couldn't get a lot of them on line. They're real gems.
Arch Stanton says on 5/May/14
He looks a solid 5 ft 9 in Pat and Mike. He compared much like Kirk Douglas did to a 5 ft 7 actor in it and looked much taller. Tracy had a very similar height and build on screen to Kirk Douglas.
Arch Stanton says on 27/Dec/13
I've never seen him or Hepburn look happier than they did in that film. Hepburn looked as if she could laugh all the way through it. They had a blast shooting it for sure!! It really is a top notch comedy film!
Arch Stanton says on 26/Dec/13
Rob have you seen Adam's Rib? There is a bedroom scene in Adam's Rib with Katharine Hepburn in which both are barefoot and he has a bit over an inch on her I believe stood eye to eye. If she was 5'7.5" I'd say 5'8.75-5'9" looks spot on.
[Editor Rob: seen many moons ago]
Arch Stanton says on 19/Dec/13
Somehow manages to look a strong 5'9" next to William Powell in Libeled Lady.
Arch Stanton says on 17/Dec/13
Looks fairly tall in Boys Town for some reason.
Sam says on 12/Dec/13
I'd pay to see Bad Day at Black Rob...Rob faces off against Beiber, G, Cruise and Stallone, who will menace the town until Rob admits that they're 5'7", 5'8", 5'9" and 5'10.5".
Arch Stanton says on 11/Dec/13
Rob I've just noticed a typo on Bad Day at Black Rock you've written at Black Rob! Was that intentional?
[Editor Rob: it's Rob blindness, I see the word Rob so often every day reading the site :) ]
Arch Stanton says on 11/Dec/13
Looks a weak 5'9" in Judgment at Nuremberg, he was about 60 at the time.
Sam says on 9/Sep/13
With his rough, hard-drinking lifestyle, it's very likely he lost an inch if not more by the time he died.
Arch Stanton says on 7/Sep/13
Mmm actually he's taller than Katherine Kepburn in heels and looks around 5'10" next to 6'2.5" Sidney Pointer.
Arch Stanton says on 7/Sep/13
Nearer 5'8" by Guess Who's Coming to Dinner in my opinion.

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