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Spencer Tracy The actor who played a Catholic priest four times -- one of them, in Boy's Town, earning him an Oscar -- had his share of real-life conflicts with faith. But according to his biographer, Tracy, a lifelong Catholic, always maintained a spiritual side. In 1966, when Tracy's health had begun to decline, he was visited by then-Maryknoll Father Eugene Kennedy. "Tracy, the former priest recalled, embraced a wooden statue of the Madonna he had found in Chamonix, France, and told Kennedy,  'This is something I truly love. It's so simple,'" according to the National Catholic Reporter.

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