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Blythe Danner          

Emmy Award-Winning Actress & Activist

American actress Blythe Danner brings a classy elegance to her work. By the time she was 25, Danner had won the Theatre World Award for her performance in the Lincoln Center Rep's production of The Miser. In 1970, she earned a Tony for her performance in Butterflies are Free. A "critic's darling" thanks to her husky voice and pleasantly mannered acting style, Danner has worked with distinction in television and on stage.

Danner's film appearances became more frequent during the latter half of the '90s and a memorable turn opposite Robert DeNiro in the 2000 film Meet the Parents found the established dramatic actress reaching the apex of a particularly impressive comedy run. A year after reprising her role in the 2004 sequel Meet the Fockers, Danner would make showbiz history by earning a record three Emmy nominations for her roles in Huff, Will and Grace, and Back when We Were Grownups. In 2006, Danner could be seen performing opposite Zack Braff in the romantic comedy drama remake The Last Kiss.

In addition to her acting work, Blythe Danner has been involved in environmental issues such as recycling and conservation for over 30 years. She has been active with INFORM, Inc., is on the Board of Environmental Activists and the Board of Directors of the Environmental Media Association, and won the 2002 EMA Board of Directors Ongoing Commitment Award. She was instrumental in implementing curbside recycling in Santa Monica and in retaining the New York City recycling program despite threatened budget cuts in 1991. In 2002 Danner worked together on a series of public service announcements encouraging use of alternative energy sources and alternative fuel vehicles.

After the passing of her husband Bruce Paltrow to 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.

With her husband, she has two children: Gwyneth, an Academy Award-winning actress, and Jake, an actor and director.


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