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Blythe Danner

Blythe DannerBorn: 3-Feb-1943
Birthplace: Philadelphia, PA

Gender: Female
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Actor
Party Affiliation: Democratic

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Futureworld

A child of wealthy parents, Blythe Danner enjoyed a prep school education, and spent a year in Berlin as a foreign exchange student. She was there as the Berlin Wall was constructed. She considered becoming a nurse, but couldn't stand the sight of blood. Instead she studied drama at Bard College, then performed in repertory with the Theater Company of Boston. She won a Tony playing a teenaged divorcee in Butterflies Are Free in 1970, and has been nominated three times since.

In movies, her best reviews came for two adaptations of novels by Pat Conroy, The Great Santini (as Robert Duvall's long-suffering wife) and The Prince of Tides (as Nick Nolte's long-suffering wife). Her biggest box office success came in Meet the Parents and Meet the Fockers, as Robert De Niro's long-suffering wife. She also had memorable roles in Merchant-Ivory's Mr. and Mrs. Bridge with Paul Newman, Neil Simon's Brighton Beach Memoirs, and Woody Allen's Another Woman, Alice. and Husbands and Wives. For sheer camp, little could top Danner's performance in Futureworld, opposite Peter Fonda but dreaming of Yul Brynner.

Her TV series include Adam's Rib (in the Katharine Hepburn role), Tattingers with Stephen Collins, and Presidio Med with Dana Delany. She is currently playing Hank Azaria's screwball mother on the Showtime series Huff.

Father: (bank executive)
Mother: Katherine Danner (housewife)
Brother: Harry Danner (opera singer-actor)
Brother: William Moennig (violin maker)
Boyfriend: Chevy Chase (actor-comedian, dated in mid-1960s)
Husband: Bruce Paltrow (TV director, b. 26-Nov-1943, d. 3-Oct-2002 throat cancer)
Daughter: Gwyneth Paltrow (actress)
Son: Jake Paltrow (TV director, b. 26-Sep-1975)

    High School: The George School, Bucks County, PA (1961)
    University: BA Theater, Bard College (1965)

    EMILY's List
    Environmental Media Association Board of Directors
    Hillary Rodham Clinton for US Senate Committee
    Hollywood Women's Political Committee
    John Kerry for President
    National Leadership PAC
    Tony 1970 Best Actress, for Butterflies Are Free
    Funeral: Nora Ephron (2012)

    TELEVISION
    Huff Izzy Huffstodt (2004-06)
    Presidio Med Dr. Harriet Lanning (2002)
    Will & Grace Marilyn Truman (2001-06)
    Tattingers Hillary Tattinger (1988-89)
    Adam's Rib Amanda Bonner (1973)

    FILMOGRAPHY AS ACTOR
    The Lucky One (19-Apr-2012) · Ellie
    What's Your Number? (29-Sep-2011) · Ava Darling
    Detachment (25-Apr-2011)
    Paul (14-Feb-2011) · Tara Walton
    Little Fockers (22-Dec-2010) · Dina Byrnes
    Waiting for Forever (10-Feb-2010) · Miranda
    The Lightkeepers (18-Dec-2009) · Emeline Bascom
    The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2 (6-Aug-2008)
    Pretty/Handsome (2008)
    The Last Kiss (10-Sep-2006)
    Meet the Fockers (16-Dec-2004) · Dina Byrnes
    Sylvia (17-Oct-2003) · Aurelia Plath
    Three Days of Rain (May-2002)
    We Were the Mulvaneys (8-Apr-2002)
    The Invisible Circus (26-Jan-2001)
    Meet the Parents (6-Oct-2000) · Dina Byrnes
    The Love Letter (21-May-1999) · Lillian
    Forces of Nature (12-Mar-1999) · Virginia
    Murder She Purred: A Mrs. Murphy Mystery (13-Dec-1998) [VOICE]
    The X Files (19-Jun-1998) · Cassidy
    No Looking Back (27-Mar-1998) · Claudia's Mom
    The Proposition (27-Mar-1998) · Syril Danning
    Mad City (10-Oct-1997)
    The Myth of Fingerprints (6-Sep-1997)
    A Call to Remember (30-Aug-1997)
    To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar (8-Sep-1995) · Beatrice
    Homage (Jan-1995)
    Leave of Absence (11-May-1994)
    Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells All (1-May-1994)
    Husbands and Wives (14-Sep-1992)
    Cruel Doubt (17-May-1992)
    The Prince of Tides (25-Dec-1991) · Sally Wingo
    Alice (25-Dec-1990) · Dorothy
    Mr. & Mrs. Bridge (23-Nov-1990)
    Judgment (13-Oct-1990)
    Another Woman (18-Nov-1988) · Lydia
    Brighton Beach Memoirs (25-Dec-1986) · Kate
    Guilty Conscience (1985) · Louise Jamison
    Helen Keller: The Miracle Continues (23-Apr-1984) · Anne Sullivan
    Man, Woman and Child (18-Nov-1983)
    Inside the Third Reich (9-May-1982)
    The Great Santini (26-Oct-1979)
    Too Far to Go (12-Mar-1979)
    Are You in the House Alone? (20-Sep-1978) · Anne Osborne
    Futureworld (13-Aug-1976)
    Hearts of the West (4-Oct-1975) · Miss Trout
    Lovin' Molly (14-Apr-1974) · Molly Taylor
    F. Scott Fitzgerald and "The Last of the Belles" (7-Jan-1974)
    1776 (9-Nov-1972) · Martha Jefferson
    To Kill a Clown (23-Aug-1972) · Lily Frischer
    The Scarecrow (10-Jan-1972)
    Dr. Cook's Garden (19-Jan-1971)


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