Danner in 1980
|Born||Blythe Katherine Danner
February 3, 1943
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
(m. 1969–2002; his death)
|Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
|Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Play
1970 Butterflies Are Free
Blythe Katherine Danner (born February 3, 1943) is an American actress. She is the widow of movie director Bruce Paltrow. She is the mother of actress Gwyneth Paltrow and director Jake Paltrow. She has starred in many Broadway plays and movies.
Early life[change | change source]
Danner was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She is the daughter of Katharine (née Kile) and Harry Earl Danner, a bank executive. She has a brother, opera singer/actor Harry Danner, a sister, performer-turned-director Dorothy (Dottie) Danner, and a half-brother, violin maker William Moennig. Danner is of part Pennsylvania Dutch ancestry, and one of her great-grandmothers was born in Barbados (a White Barbadian).
References[change | change source]
- "Blythe Danner Biography (1944?-)". Filmreference.com. Retrieved 2014-01-08.
- "Dan Gross: Gwynnie had no time for granny" April 28, 2011, Philly.com
- Hughes, Mike (2004-11-20). "'Grownups' star finds role is a welcome distraction". Lansing State Journal. Retrieved 2014-01-08.[dead link]
- "Hollywood celebrity finds family links in Barbados" March 31, 2011, Barbados Advocate