1942 also marked the release of "Woman of the Year", Tracy's first film with Katharine Hepburn. The two would go on to make eight more films together, portraying equal partners in the film world's quintessential battle-of-the-sexes. Although Tracy's Catholicism prevented him from seeking divorce, he and Louise separated, and Tracy and Katharine Hepburn would become partners off the screen as well as on. The relationship lasted until Tracy's death, and the mutual respect of all concerned prevented any scandalous exposure - a unique occurrence in an age when such arrangements could have caused censure, damaged reputations, and ruined careers.
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