Top 10 Actors Who Died Before Seeing Their Final Movie19.09.08 # Top Ten # 71 Comments
9. Spencer Tracy: 1900 – 1967
74 films + 9 Oscar nominations for Best Actor + 2 Oscars won in that category x a 9th ranking in the American Film Institute’s Greatest Male Stars of All Time = Spencer Tracy. With a name resembling that of a 1920’s police detective, Tracy’s name and acting legacy will never die. At the age of 67, Tracy succumed to a heart attack, seventeen days after completing filming on Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner, but it seems he was on the way out already; insurance companies would not cover him because he was about to drop, and the filming schedule was adjusted to accommodate him as his heath deteriorated. Spencer Tracy’s death may have come as a tragedy, but not a surprise.