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June 17, 2007 | Valerie J. Nelson, Times Staff Writer
John Tracy, the deaf son of actor Spencer Tracy who inspired his parents to establish the pioneering John Tracy Clinic in Los Angeles to help young hearing-impaired children and their families, has died. He was 82. Tracy died Friday night at his son's ranch in Acton, where he had lived for the past five years, said his sister, Susie Tracy. The cause of death was not specified. He was 17 when his mother, Louise Treadwell Tracy, first spoke publicly about rearing a deaf child.
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June 17, 2007 | Valerie J. Nelson, Times Staff Writer
John Tracy, the deaf son of actor Spencer Tracy who inspired his parents to establish the pioneering John Tracy Clinic in Los Angeles to help young hearing-impaired children and their families, has died. He was 82. Tracy died Friday night at his son's ranch in Acton, where he had lived for the past five years, said his sister, Susie Tracy. The cause of death was not specified. He was 17 when his mother, Louise Treadwell Tracy, first spoke publicly about rearing a deaf child.
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October 26, 1989 | ANN CONWAY
How does a football hero hang onto his drop-dead gorgeous frame? Feasting with his eyes, that's how. Striding up to the dessert bar at John Dominis restaurant on Newport Bay, Jack Youngblood eyed the macadamia-nut-coated nougats, the chocolate mousse piled in praline cups, the chocolate truffles laced with Chambord--and that's all he did. Figures.
SPORTS
April 20, 1993 | THOMAS BONK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Walking through a darkened tunnel at the Forum, Don Chaney wears a starched white shirt, a patterned silk tie and a gray suit somber enough to match the mood of the Detroit Pistons. This is a team going nowhere fast and Chaney, an assistant coach, is along for the ride. Not far away, John Tracy is at work on a brightly lighted sound stage at Lorimar Studios.
SPORTS
April 20, 1993 | THOMAS BONK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Walking through a darkened tunnel at the Forum, Don Chaney wears a starched white shirt, a patterned silk tie and a gray suit somber enough to match the mood of the Detroit Pistons. This is a team going nowhere fast and Chaney, an assistant coach, is along for the ride. Not far away, John Tracy is at work on a brightly lighted sound stage at Lorimar Studios.
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May 16, 1991 | R. DANIEL FOSTER
It's a little-known fact--the largest private deaf education organizations in Los Angeles are really twins, oddly separated at birth. Although the John Tracy Clinic, founded in 1942, is certainly older than TRIPOD, both organizations were founded to educate the deaf, but they part ways on how best to do that. Both have courted and won the hearts of Hollywood in terms of monetary support.
NEWS
November 30, 1988
Audry R. Caldwell, 91, the last surviving member of the John Tracy Clinic's board of directors. In 1942, Mrs. Caldwell, Mr. and Mrs. Spencer Tracy, Walt Disney and sportsman and attorney Neil S. McCarthy started the Los Angeles-based clinic to serve families with young deaf children. Her husband, Orville, who died in 1967, was deputy mayor of Los Angeles. In Santa Barbara on Nov. 2.
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September 26, 2011 | By Susan King, Los Angeles Times
According to James Curtis, author of the new 1,056-page "Spencer Tracy: A Biography," it could have been actress Loretta Young who became the love of Tracy's life, not Katharine Hepburn, his partner for 26 years with whom he made nine films. Tracy and Young, both Catholics, began their romance while working together on the 1933 Depression-era drama "A Man's Castle. " Though Tracy was married to Louise Treadwell, the illicit pair would go to Mass and confessions together. "I think they were drawn together because of the shared bond of faith," said Curtis, who spent six years on the book, drawing from Tracy's own papers and obtaining the cooperation of the actor's daughter, Susie Tracy.
HEALTH
August 3, 2009 | Shari Roan
Tyler de Lara, 2, thrashes on a gurney, tangled in his sheet, hospital gown and IV tubing. A white bandage encircles his head and, loosened by his squirming, slips down and covers his eyes. All that shows is a tuft of black hair and his mouth, set in an angry pout. Dr. Akira Ishiyama notes Tyler's grimace and says he's pleased. It means there is no facial nerve damage. Tyler was diagnosed as deaf six months earlier.
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March 13, 2014 | By Abby Sewell
The period for candidates to file their paperwork to run for the open Los Angeles County sheriff and assessor's seats has closed, with crowded fields in both races. Twelve candidates had filed by Wednesday's deadline to run for the assessor's post being vacated by incumbent John Noguez - who is facing criminal charges in a public corruption case and chose not to seek reelection. Seven put in their paperwork for the sheriff's seat. Former Sheriff Lee Baca announced his retirement in January, with his department under federal investigation over allegations of misconduct by deputies in the jails.
NEWS
May 16, 1991 | R. DANIEL FOSTER
It's a little-known fact--the largest private deaf education organizations in Los Angeles are really twins, oddly separated at birth. Although the John Tracy Clinic, founded in 1942, is certainly older than TRIPOD, both organizations were founded to educate the deaf, but they part ways on how best to do that. Both have courted and won the hearts of Hollywood in terms of monetary support.
NEWS
October 26, 1989 | ANN CONWAY
How does a football hero hang onto his drop-dead gorgeous frame? Feasting with his eyes, that's how. Striding up to the dessert bar at John Dominis restaurant on Newport Bay, Jack Youngblood eyed the macadamia-nut-coated nougats, the chocolate mousse piled in praline cups, the chocolate truffles laced with Chambord--and that's all he did. Figures.
NEWS
November 30, 1988
Audry R. Caldwell, 91, the last surviving member of the John Tracy Clinic's board of directors. In 1942, Mrs. Caldwell, Mr. and Mrs. Spencer Tracy, Walt Disney and sportsman and attorney Neil S. McCarthy started the Los Angeles-based clinic to serve families with young deaf children. Her husband, Orville, who died in 1967, was deputy mayor of Los Angeles. In Santa Barbara on Nov. 2.
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December 4, 1986 | CATHLEEN DECKER, Times Staff Writer
The late actor Cary Grant left the bulk of his estate to his widow, Barbara Harris Grant, and his only child, 20-year-old Jennifer, according to terms of his will filed in Santa Monica Probate Court on Wednesday. Grant, celebrated for his wit and charm during a career that spanned generations, died Saturday night in Davenport, Iowa, of a massive stroke. He was 82. His will gave his four-acre Beverly Hills estate and its contents to his wife, whom Grant married in 1981.
NEWS
September 8, 1988
Long-time resident Lois E. Vinette, who died last year, bequeathed $147,000 to the Palisades branch of the Los Angeles Public Library, library officials said. Also receiving $147,000 each from Vinette's estate were the Westside Independent Services to the Elderly, Theater Palisades, the Brentwood Guild of the John Tracy Clinic and the Emeritus College Branch of Santa Monica College. Vinette formerly taught photography at Hamilton High School in West Los Angeles.
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