Why Spencer Tracy never left his wife Louise Treadwell for Katharine Hepburn


Tormented by guilt and a family tragedy, why Spencer Tracy never left his wife for Katharine Hepburn

8:42 AM on 12th October 2011

Devoted: Despite their 26-year relationship, Katharine Hepburn did not attend Spencer Tracy

Devoted: Despite their 26-year relationship, Katharine Hepburn did not attend Spencer Tracy”s funeral

Family: Tracy could never bring himself to leave his daughter Susie, wife Louise and son John

Family: Tracy could never bring himself to leave his daughter Susie, wife Louise and son John

Father: Spencer was always aware of his duty towards his profoundly deaf son, John

Father: Spencer was always aware of his duty towards his profoundly deaf son, John

Chemistry: But despite their long-running affair, Tracy never left his wife to be with Hepburn

Chemistry: But despite their long-running affair, Tracy never left his wife to be with Hepburn

Passion: On their first meeting Hepburn was supposedly told that Tracy would

Passion: On their first meeting Hepburn was supposedly told that Tracy would “cut her down to size”

Double act: The stars appeared together in nine Hollywood romances - the last was 1957

Double act: The stars appeared together in nine Hollywood romances – the last was 1957″s Desk Set, pictured