Louise Tracy Biography
(Founder of The John Tracy Clinic)
Birthday: July 31, 1897 (Leo)
Born In: New Castle, Pennsylvania
Louise Tracy or Louise Ten Broeck Treadwell was an American actress and pioneer, who became famous for founding the ‘The John Tracy Clinic’ in Los Angeles, California. She was also the wife of Oscar winning actor Spencer Tracy. It was her work with children with hearing loss, through her clinic, that gave her an iconic status in the USA. The idea for the clinic stemmed from the personal tragedy of son, John Tracy, being born with no hearing abilities. Her contributions were recognized with several awards throughout her lifetime including the ‘Hearing Advancement Award’ from the ‘Lions Club Hearing Foundation’ and the ‘Sixth Annual Award of the Save the Children Foundation’. She was also a member of the ‘National Advisory Council on Vocational Rehabilitation’ in the USA. Louise garnered the admiration of one and all. Perhaps, it’s Spencer’s own testimony that sums up her life the best, “...there's nothing I've ever done that can match what Louise has done for deaf children and their parents”.