Spencer's Oscar Says Dick

Spencer Tracy had only been making movies for a couple of years.  He had received an Oscar nomination in 1936 but hadn't won.  When he won in 1937 for Captains Courageous it was a proud moment.  However he was a little nonplussed to look at the name plate on his Oscar and see the name Dick Tracy.  Apparently someone at the Academy had confused his name with that of the comic strip detective.


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