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Blythe Katherine Danner

February 3, 1943 (1943-02-03) (age 78)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Occupation Actress
Years active 1965–present
Spouse(s) Bruce Paltrow
(m. 1969–2002; his death)
Emmy Awards
Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
2005 Huff
2006 Huff
Tony Awards
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

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).

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