Blythe Danner Birthday: February 3, 1943 Birth Place: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA Height: 5' 7"
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Blythe studied acting and got her degree from Bard College and began her career in Boston theater companies. By 25, she won the Theater World Award for her work in 'Moliere' 's "The Miser" at Lincoln Center. She also won the 1970 Tony award for her role in "Butterflies Are Free". She made her film premiere in the same year in the television production of Dr. Cook's Garden (1971) (TV). For 25 years, she has been a regular performer at the Williamstown Summer Theater Festival. She has also been nominated for Tonys for performances in "A Streetcar Named Desire" and "Betrayal". Married to director Bruce Paltrow, she is the mother of two acting children Gwyneth Paltrow and Jake Paltrow.
Has two brothers - Harry Danner is an opera singer & William is a violin expert.
Aunt of Hillary Danner.
1965 graduate of Bard College
Graduated high school from George School, Newtown, Pennsylvania.
Aunt of actress Katherine Moennig.
She was slated to play the Stockard Channing role in the original stage production of "Six Degrees of Separation", but left the company after a few days of rehearsal.
She has a sister, Dorothy Danner, who is an opera director/choreographer.
Won Broadway's 1970 Tony Award as Best Supporting or Featured Actress (Dramatic) for "Butterflies Are Free." She has been nominated for Tonys three additional times: as Best Actress (Play), in 1980 for Harold Pinter's "Betrayal" and in 1988 for a revival of Tennessee Williams's "A Streetcar Named Desire;" and as Best Actress (Musical) in 2001 for a revival of "Follies."
The first actress to be nominated for 3 Emmy awards in the same year (2005).
Played 'Thomas Jefferson 's wife 'Martha Jefferson' in the film version of the musical 1776 (1972). Her daughter, Gwyneth Paltrow, later portrayed the daughter of Thomas & Martha Jefferson in the film Jefferson in Paris (1995).