Movie Stars: Tracy, Spencer

Once he became established, in the mid-1930s, Spencer Tracy insisted on getting star billing.

There’s a famous anecdote, according to which Tracy insisted on getting star billing in the 1949 comedy, Adam’s Rib, above that of Katharine Hepburn.

When asked if he’d ever heard of  ladies first, he replied: “This is a movie, not a lifeboat!”

January 11, 2021.