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Blythe Danner ACTOR




BLYTHE DANNER BIOGRAPHY & FILMOGRAPHY:

Blythe Danner was born on February 3rd, 1943 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania with the birth name Blythe Katherine Danner.  Her parents were Katharine and Harry Earl Danner and she has two brothers and one sister.  All four children ended up having careers in entertainment.  After graduating from George High School she enrolled at Bard College and earned a degree in drama.
 
She soon found work for the Boston Theater companies and began working as a stage actress.  By the age of twenty five she had earned her first Theater World Award for her role in the play, "The Miser".
 
Soon she was working on such films as, "To Kill a Clown" (1972), "The Last of the Belles" (1974), "Lovin' Molly" (1974), "The Great Santini" (1979), "Brighton Beach Memoirs" (1986) and "The Prince of Tides" (1991).
 
Along with film and theater she has also appeared on numerous television series such as, "M*A*S*H", "Will and Grace", "Huff", "Columbo", "Two and a Half Men" and "The X-Files".
 
Other awards she has been honored with thus far in her career was a Tony Award in 1970 for her role in, "Butterflies Are Free".  She has also been nominated for three other Tony Awards for Best Actress in a play in 1980 for her role in, "Betrayal" then again in 1988 for her role in, "A Streetcar Named Desire" and finally in 2001 another nomination for, "Follies".  
 
In 1969 she married Bruce Paltrow and together they had two children and remained married until he passed away on October 3rd, 2002.  Her daughter, Gwyneth Paltrow, also became a well known actress and her son, Jake became a well known director.

Some of her more recent roles have been in, "Meet the Parents" (2000) and both sequels "Meet the Fockers" (2004) starring Robert Di Nero, Ben Stiller and "Little Fockers" (2010).  In 2011 she appeared on the series, "Up All Night" and soon to release are her latest two film roles, "Hello I Must Be Going" (2012) and "The Lucky One" (2012).
 
In addition to her acting career she is also an environmentalist and is on the Board of Environmental Advocates of New York as well as being a member of the Board of Directors for the Environmental Media Association.  She is also involved with the non profit organization, Oral Cancer Foundation.  


Filmography

2012 The Lucky One
2012 Hello I Must Be Going 
2011 Up All Night
2011 What's Your Number?
2011 Detachment
2011 Paul
2010 Little Fockers 
2010 Waiting for Forever 
2009 The Lightkeepers 
2009 Beyond All Boundaries
2009 Nurse Jackie
2009 Medium
2008 Side by Each  
2008 The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2 
2008 Pretty/Handsome
2006 The Last Kiss
2004-2006 Huff 
2001-2006 Will & Grace
2006 Stolen
2005 Independent Lens
2004 Meet the Fockers
2004 Back When We Were Grownups
2004 Howl's Moving Castle 
2003 Sylvia
2003 Two and a Half Men
2003 The Quality of Light
2003 Freedom: A History of Us
2002 Presidio Med
2002 Three Days of Rain 
2002 We Were the Mulvaneys 
2000 Meet the Parents 
1999 Things I Forgot to Remember 
1999 The Love Letter
1999 Forces of Nature 
1999 The Invisible Circus 
1998 Murder She Purred: A Mrs. Murphy Mystery
1998 Saint Maybe 
1998 The X Files 
1998 From the Earth to the Moon
1998 The Proposition 
1998 No Looking Back
1998 The Farmhouse
1997 Mad City
1997 The Myth of Fingerprints
1997 A Call to Remember 
1997 Thomas Jefferson 
1995 To Wong Foo Thanks for Everything, Julie Newmar 
1995 Napoleon
1995 Homage
1994 Leave of Absence 
1994 Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells All 
1993 Tracey Takes on New York
1975-1993 Great Performances 
1992 Lincoln 
1992 Kiss-Kiss, Dahlings!
1992 Husbands and Wives
1992 Tales from the Crypt 
1992 Getting Up and Going Home 
1992 Cruel Doubt
1991 The Prince of Tides 
1991 Never Forget
1990 Alice
1990 Mr. & Mrs. Bridge 
1990 Judgment
1989 Money, Power, Murder.
1988-1989 Tattingers
1988 Another Woman 
1986 Brighton Beach Memoirs
1986 American Masters
1985 Guilty Conscience 
1984 Helen Keller: The Miracle Continues 
1984 St. Elsewhere
1983 In Defense of Kids 
1983 Man, Woman and Child
1982 Inside the Third Reich 
1979 The Great Santini
1979 You Can't Take It with You 
1979 Too Far to Go 
1978 Are You in the House Alone? 
1978 A Love Affair: The Eleanor and Lou Gehrig Story
1977 The Court-Martial of George Armstrong Custer
1976 Futureworld 
1976 M*A*S*H
1975 Hearts of the West 
1974 Lovin' Molly 
1974 Sidekicks
1974 F. Scott Fitzgerald and 'The Last of the Belles
1973 Adam's Rib
1972 1776 
1972 Columbo 
1972 To Kill a Clown 
1972 The Scarecrow
1972 Invitation to a March 
1971 Dr. Cook's Garden
1970 George M!
1970 To Confuse the Angel
1968 N.Y.P.D.







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