Blythe Danner
Actor
Blythe Danner
Blythe Katherine Danner is an American actress. She is the mother of actress Gwyneth Paltrow and director Jake Paltrow.
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Blythe Danner's personal information overview.
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Alec Baldwin Races Back to the Hamptons International Film Festival After his SNL Stint as Trump
Huffington Post - 5 months
Alec Baldwin does a spot on, hilarious Donald Trump, grimacing his way through his current vulgarity against women. That's why SNL called him back to Manhattan this weekend even while he was hosting his baby, the Hamptons International Film Festival. By Sunday he was back east, at the annual chairman's reception, addressing the crowd including Alex Gibney, Mariska Hargitay, Bob Balaban and many others. This is, after all, his first year as co-chairman. And now he's announced that he wants to make a documentary about Peggy Siegal! In its 24th year, the festival thrives. On the second full day of screenings, panels, and other gatherings, the crowd was ebullient. Baldwin especially noted the 10th anniversary of David Nugent at the festival. The programmer has had a special knack for bringing top films to the festival; many have gone on to Oscars and other big awards. Some of the highlights of this year's festival are Manchester by the Sea, Lion, La La Land, Moonlight, 20th Century Wome ...
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Gwyneth Paltrow Still Can't Believe People Hated Her More Than Chris Brown
Huffington Post - 8 months
Close your eyes and imagine Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Brown sit before you both perched on separate dunk tanks. It's your turn to throw. Who do you choose?  In 2013, Star sent a fastball whirling toward Paltrow's tank, saddling her with an award even Anne Hathaway didn't prepare a speech for: Most Hated Celebrity. (Side note: In our hearts, Chris Brown will hold this dishonor for life.) Paltrow herself admits she was taken aback by the label in a new interview with Stephen Sackur, host of BBC News' "Hard Talk," at the Cannes Lions.  "First of all I was like, 'I'm the most hated celebrity?'" she said, according to E! News. "More than, like, Chris Brown? What did I do?" Maybe Goop had become too, well, Goopy at that point. (How many diamond-encrusted truffle shavers does one need?!) Or maybe we were all too obsessed with Jennifer Lawrence to give a former American sweetheart any love.  "I see where you are coming from, but maybe you just make people feel bad sometimes,"  ...
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What to Watch Tonight: The Fosters, Angie Tribeca, 12 Monkeys, and the Season Finales of TURN: Washington's Spies and American Dad!
Yahoo News - 8 months
What to watch on Monday, June 27... 8pm, Freeform The Fosters Still getting their bearings after the school lockdown is lifted, the household turns its attention to internal tensions in "Safe." While Callie and Brandon wait for the hammer to fall regarding their Idyllwild behavior, Stef encourages everyone to stay away off the grid and avoid the rumors pestering the family. SEASON 11 FINALE, 8:30pm, TBS American Dad! In "Standard Deviation," Stan sees has one way to get out of a suicide mission: learn the DJ-ing arts and best Bullock in a DJ battle. Elsewhere, Jeff develops a psychedelic tea habit and teams up with Roger to bring an imaginary musical instrument to life. DOCUMENTARY PREMIERE, 9pm, HBO How to Let Go of the World and Love All the Things Climate Can't Change Director Josh Fox travels to 12 countries on six continents to examine some of the communities that have been most harmed by climate change. The film considers what other damage may be wrought by the ongoing global thr ...
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Watch: Richard Dreyfuss, Blythe Danner Talk New 'Madoff' Mini-Series
ABC News - about 1 year
The stars of the new "Madoff" mini-series sit down with the ladies of the View.
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Always Thought Bernie Madoff Was an Amoral Sleazeball? So Does the New ABC Miniseries
Huffington Post - about 1 year
You'd think that Bernard Madoff, who built the good life for himself with the biggest Ponzi scheme in history, might be a complex, nuanced, fascinating man. In an evil sort of way. You'd be wrong. Judging from ABC's miniseries Madoff, 8-10 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, he was an amoral narcissist whose one trick was cashing in what he cynically saw as the greed of others. His $50 billion scam lasted until he got trapped in the fallout from the crash of 2007. He's currently in the federal pen and eligible for parole in 2039, shortly after he turns 100. Richard Dreyfuss plays Madoff with a chilling arrogance. Dreyfuss's Madoff also serves as narrator, with a first-person voiceover that swings between matter-of-fact confession and self-justification. There's nothing to like about this Madoff, which means Dreyfuss, as usual, is doing his job. Trouble is, while we don't have to like Madoff, we'd stay more interested if we learned a little more about him, which we r ...
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Madoff’s Multibillion-Dollar Mirage Arrives on TV
NYTimes - about 1 year
An examination of “Madoff,” the ABC mini-series about the crimes of Bernard L. Madoff, starring Richard Dreyfuss and Blythe Danner.
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Dreyfuss and Danner applaud Academy voting guidelines
Reuters.com - about 1 year
Actors Richard Dreyfuss and Blythe Danner say they support the new Academy membership voting rules. Helena Williams reports.
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Gwyneth Paltrow Thinks Robbery At Her Goop Store Is Good Publicity
Huffington Post - about 1 year
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Gwyneth Paltrow Thinks Robbery At Her Goop Store Is Good Publicity
Huffington Post - about 1 year
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Lost Causes: 16 Great Performances From 2015 That Have No Prayer of Winning an Award
Huffington Post - about 1 year
December has dawned and with it have come the lists. Site & Sound kicked it off with their Best Films (International Division), and then the Independent Spirit nominees followed, and then the National Board of Review, and then, and then, and then. Soon, we will all be comparing notes and arguing and raising or lowering our opinions of friends and colleagues based on how much their opinions coincide with our own. Well, call me old fashioned, but I believe in waiting until the end of the year to write my year-end list. But, fish gotta swim and birds gotta fly, and film bloggers gotta tell you over and over again how great their favorites are til you cry. (That rhymes provided you say it fast enough.) So, as a place holder until December gives way to January, I have compiled a list of 16 stand-out performances from 2015. None of these have a prayer of getting a sniff of an Oscar Nomination. They come from the obscure or the maligned or the generally overlooked and undervalued. In ...
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Helen Mirren, Jane Fonda, Blythe Danner, and Charlotte Rampling: Iconic Actors in Juicy Roles for Women
Huffington Post - about 1 year
Harvey Weinstein threw a swell party for Helen Mirren this week at House of Elyx, a chic loft in the Meatpacking District that Mickey Rourke used to own. Standing and greeting guests for two hours, Mirren chatted with admirers of her work in Woman in Gold, based on the true story of Maria Altmann, who with her lawyer E. Randol Schoenberg took on the Austrian government to regain Klimt's famous painting, Nazi-held loot in the Holocaust. The drink of the night: a special cocktail with a gold leaf and Absolut Elyx served in old-fashioned champagne glasses. Mirren talks clothes: she wore a floral Dolce & Gabbana shape hugging sheath, the better to be seen, she said, among the sea of black that marks a New York social event. She talks human rights: reminding a clutch of fans of her speech at the Gotham Awards where she segued from marital sex to the plight of the poet Ashraf Fayadh in Saudi Arabia sentenced to death for his writing. "I was among people of influence," she explained, and u ...
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Elderworld: A Hot New Trend in Cinema?
Huffington Post - over 1 year
There's a heartening new trend in cinema: Films that assume that there's life after middle age. Suddenly AARP-age actors -- and, more significantly, actresses -- are starring in notable movies that portray seniors (is there a more cloying word?) as vital individuals in flux and working through challenging issues just like anyone else on the planet. And these folks are perused by a loving camera as if liver spots were the new beauty patch. In the recent I'll See You in My Dreams with Blythe Danner, the tagline reads "A widow and former songstress discovers that life can begin anew at any age." Good news, though you'd never guess from most recent films. In the world according to Hollywood, older actors are simply extras in stories about the young. Now, reversing that trend, is the marvelous 45 Years (opening in December) toplined by Charlotte Rampling and Tom Courtenay, a drama about a long-time marriage in crisis. And the soon-to-be-released Youth with Michael Caine, Harvey Keitel an ...
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Blythe Danner
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 2015
    Age 72
    In 2015, Danner was inducted into the American Theater Hall of Fame.
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  • 2011
    Age 68
    In 2011, Danner joined Moms Clean Air Force, to help call on parents to join in the fight against toxic air pollution.
    More Details Hide Details After the death of her husband Bruce Paltrow from oral cancer, she became involved with the Oral Cancer Foundation, a national 501(c)3 nonprofit charity. In 2005, she filmed a public service announcement that played on TV stations around the country about the risks associated with oral cancer, and through that shared the personal pain associated with the loss of her husband publicly to further awareness of the disease and the need for early detection. She continues to donate her time to the foundation, and has appeared on morning talk shows, and has done interviews in high-profile magazines such as People to further public awareness of the disease and its risk factors. Through the Bruce Paltrow Oral Cancer Fund, administered by the Oral Cancer Foundation, she continues to raise awareness and funding for oral cancer issues, particularly those involving communities in which disparities in health care exist. She appeared in commercials for Prolia, a brand of denosumab for injection.
  • 2006
    Age 63
    In 2006, Danner was awarded an inaugural Katharine Hepburn Medal by Bryn Mawr College's Katharine Houghton Hepburn Center.
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    In July 2006, she won a second consecutive Emmy award for Huff.
    More Details Hide Details For 25 years, she has been a regular performer at the Williamstown Summer Theater Festival, where she also serves on the Board of Directors.
  • 2005
    Age 62
    In 2005, she was nominated for three Emmy Awards: for her work on Will & Grace, Huff, and Back When We Were Grownups.
    More Details Hide Details Emmy host Ellen DeGeneres poked fun at Danner during the awards ceremony, saying that Danner should not be nervous because she was almost certain to win at least one Emmy, which she did, for Huff.
  • 2004
    Age 61
    From 2004 to 2006, she starred in the TV series Huff.
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  • FIFTIES
  • 2002
    Age 59
    Danner is the widow of producer/director Bruce Paltrow, who died from complications of pneumonia while battling oral cancer in 2002, and the mother of actress Gwyneth Paltrow and director Jake Paltrow.
    More Details Hide Details Danner first co-starred with her daughter in 1992 in the TV movie Cruel Doubt and then again in the 2003 film Sylvia playing Aurelia Plath, mother to Gwyneth Paltrow's title role as Sylvia Plath. Regarding meditation practice, Danner said: "I have found transcendental meditation very helpful and comforting. It centers me." Primetime Emmy Awards Tony Awards Other Awards
  • 2001
    Age 58
    From 2001 to 2006, she regularly appeared on Will & Grace as Will Truman's mother Marilyn.
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  • 2000
    Age 57
    Danner appeared opposite Robert De Niro in the 2000 comedy hit Meet the Parents, and its sequels, Meet the Fockers (2004) and Little Fockers (2010).
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  • THIRTIES
  • 1982
    Age 39
    In the 1982 TV movie Inside the Third Reich, she played the wife of Albert Speer.
    More Details Hide Details In the film version of Neil Simon's semiautobiographical play Brighton Beach Memoirs (1986), she portrayed a middle-aged Jewish mother. She has appeared in two films based on the novels of Pat Conroy, The Great Santini (1979) and The Prince of Tides (1991), as well as two television movies adapted from books by Anne Tyler, Saint Maybe and Back When We Were Grownups, both for the Hallmark Hall of Fame.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1972
    Age 29
    In 1972, Danner portrayed Martha Jefferson opposite Ken Howard's Thomas Jefferson in the movie version of 1776.
    More Details Hide Details That same year, she played a wife whose husband has been unfaithful opposite Peter Falk and John Cassavetes in the Columbo episode "Etude in Black". Her earliest starring film role was opposite Alan Alda in To Kill a Clown (1972). Danner appeared in the episode of M*A*S*H entitled "The More I See You", playing the love interest of Alda's character Hawkeye Pierce. She played lawyer Amanda Bonner in television's Adam's Rib, also opposite Ken Howard as Adam Bonner. She played Zelda Fitzgerald in F. Scott Fitzgerald and 'The Last of the Belles' (1974). She was the eponymous heroine in the film Lovin' Molly (1974) (directed by Sidney Lumet). She appeared in Futureworld, playing Tracy Ballard with co-star Peter Fonda (1976).
  • 1967
    Age 24
    A graduate of Bard College, Danner's first roles included the 1967 musical Mata Hari (closed out of town), and the 1968 off-Broadway production, Summertree.
    More Details Hide Details Her early Broadway appearances included roles in Cyrano de Bergerac (1968) and The Miser (1969). She won a Best Supporting Actress Tony playing a free-spirited divorcee in Butterflies Are Free (1969).
  • TEENAGE
  • 1960
    Age 17
    Danner graduated from George School, a Quaker high school located near Newtown, Bucks County, Pennsylvania in 1960.
    More Details Hide Details She began her Friends School experience in Kindergarten at Media-Providence Friends School, then known as Media Friends in Media, Pennsylvania.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1943
    Age 0
    Born on February 3, 1943.
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