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Katharine Hepburn had an 26.5 years affair with Spencer Tracy when Spencer Tracy was married to Louise Treadwell. Katharine Hepburn is now deceased.

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Katharine Hepburn

Entertainment - Actress

Why Famous: 4 Best Actress Oscar Wins

Age: 96 (5/12/1907 - 6/29/2003)

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Spencer Tracy

Entertainment - Actor

Why Famous: one of the finest actors in motion picture history

Age: 67 (4/5/1900 - 6/10/1967)


Spencer Tracy's Relationships (6)

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Event Start Date Length
Affair 1941 26.5 years
 Total26.5 years

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Where and/or how did Katharine Hepburn and Spencer Tracy meet?

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Why did Katharine Hepburn and Spencer Tracy break up?

Despite Tracy's unwillingness to divorce his wife, the actor's relationship with Hepburn lasted until his death in 1967.

Other Relationship Information about Katharine Hepburn and Spencer Tracy:

The pair starred in nine movies together, playing couples or romantic interests in such films as Adam's Rib (1949), Pat and Mike (1952), Desk Set (1957), and Guess Who's Coming to Dinner (1967). In Adam's Rib, Tracy and Hepburn played a married couple that also happened to be opposing lawyers in an attempted murder case. And in Guess Who's Coming to Dinner, which marked Tracy's last role before his death, the two played a liberal San Francisco couple that was initially shocked when their daughter (Katharine Houghton) brought home her African-American fiance (Sidney Poitier).

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