William Tracy

born: 01 December 1917
New Jersey,
United States of America
died: 18 June 1967
Hollywood, Los Angeles, California,
United States of America
(age 49)

American actor who may be remembered as the know-it-all Sgt. Doubleday playing opposite Joe Sawyer in six Streamliner army comedies for the Hal Roach Studios from 1941-1948. In 1945 he married his Fall In co-star, Lois James. They divorced in 1954 with one daughter, Patricia... who was killed by her partner in 1985 after he beat her to death.
The 1920 and 1930 Census's say he was born in NJ, along with his Sept.1942 enlistment as a Private in the Army Air Corps (Medical Administrative Corps) record. His headstone says he came out as a Tech Sergeant. At least one source lists his place of birth as Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Real name: Clarence William Tracy Jr.
Height: 5'7"
Films listed on this page: complete Hal Roach filmography.


Tanks A Million
Sgt. Dorian 'Dodo' Doubleday

Hay Foot
Sgt. Dorian 'Dodo' Doubleday

About Face
Sgt. Dorian 'Dodo' Doubleday

Fall In
Sgt. Dorian 'Dodo' Doubleday

Yanks Ahoy
Sgt. Dorian 'Dodo' Doubleday

Here Comes Trouble
Sgt. Dorian 'Dodo' Doubleday

https://familysearch.org/ark:/ 61903/1:1:MGDS-GV6 (Father line 46: 1910 Census: Pittsburgh, PA.)
https://familysearch.org/ark:/ 61903/1:1:MFTN-1M6 (Father & Mother line 100: 1920 Census: Pittsburgh, PA: Son born NJ.)
https://familysearch.org/ark:/ 61903/1:1:X4N9-S2Z (Father & Mother line 79: 1930 Census: Union Co.. NJ: Son born NJ.)
https://familysearch.org/ark:/ 61903/1:1:K97Z-7JR 1940 Census: LA: Mother line 40 (prob. divorced): 2 yrs. college: Son born PA: actor, Motion Pictures.
https://familysearch.org/ark:/ 61903/3:1:33S7-81V4-99BD?i=939 &cc=1968530 (Father: WWI Draft: Pittsburgh, PA: Single: June 5, 1917.)
http://search.ancestry.com/cgi -bin/sse.dll?indiv=1&db=WWIIen list&h=1889752&tid=&pid=& usePUB=true&usePUBJs=true&rhSo urce=2442
CLARENCE W. TRACY Jr: Sept.1942 enlists as Pvt. AAC:actor LA: born 1917 in NJ: 2 yrs. college: Ht. 5'7"; wt. 132 lbs: "Medical Admin Corps" @Fold3.
https://www.findagrave.com/ cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr& GRid=7981463&ref=acom Headstone: Tsgt.WWII 39 Base Unit AAF: died JUNE 18, 1967.
https://familysearch.org/ark:/ 61903/1:1:VPDL-TBJ died JUNE 18, 1967 (from Death Cert.): Wikipedia & IBDb and other sites say death is JULY 18.
Jim Jarvis (help and information)

This page was last updated on: 12 April 2020