Love has nothing to do with what you are expecting to get - only with what you are expecting to give— which is everything. -KH
The only thing that matters is what they feel, and how much they feel, for each other. And if it’s half of what we felt— that’s everything. -ST
Katharine Hepburn and Spencer Tracy on the set of “Pat and Mike”.
This is the day of awesome Classic Hollywood birthdays. Happy Birthday to:
Bette Davis | 5 April 1908 - 6 October 1989
Gregory Peck | 5 April 1916 - 12 June 2003
Spencer Tracy | 5 April 1900 - 10 June 1967
Melvyn Douglas | 5 April 1901 - 4 August 1981
After Miss Hepburn gave up the small house she rented with Spencer Tracy on George Cukor’s estate and Cukor had died, we inherited Margaret, the cook who had worked for them both. Margaret was reticent to discuss her former bosses and we were careful not to express too much interest. She did say that there were terrific fights and that Mr. Tracy drank as we all now know. But she did tell us something that has remained with me that tells me more about their relationship than I’m sure I can get from a salacious book. In the night, often, Spencer Tracy would have bad dreams and he would cry out. Miss Hepburn, who was in an adjacent room, would rush to his side and hold his hand. She would lie down on the floor by his bed until he could fall asleep again. Often in the morning, Margaret would find them together, Spencer Tracy asleep on the bed and Katharine Hepburn asleep on the floor beside him still holding his hand.
— Alan Shayne, Former President, Warner Bros. Television
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Spencer Tracy | [Spencer Tracy: A Biography]
- Gladys Hall: What was the first job at which you earned money? And what did you buy with it?
- Spencer Tracy: Selling newspapers in Milwaukee. A ham sandwich.
- GH: What was the outstanding incident of your childhood?
- ST: When I tipped the ice box over my brother.
- GH: When do you want to retire from the screen? And what would you do then? ThaT is, do you have any special plans for the future?
- ST: Tonight. That answers the first half of your question. I have no special plans for the future. I only want to sleep and eat, eat and sleep. That answers the second half.
- GH: Have you any special fears?
- ST: Yes. I'm afraid of Garbo. Put that down.
- GH: Have you ever been so discouraged that you contemplated abandoning your career? if so, when?
- ST: Yes. About fifteen minutes ago. Just after the last scene.
- GH: What do you consider the most useless sport or pastime?
- ST: Staying awake.
- GH: What is your favorite book?
- ST: Steinbeck's Red Pony.
- GH: Your favorite flower?
- ST: A rose... aw, I don't know. Put down anything. What the hell's the difference?