Blythe Danner


Blythe Danner began her stage career with the Theater Company of Boston and the Trinity Square Playhouse of Boston. Her role in Chekhov?s ?The Seagull,? which aired on PBS is but one of a long line of stage appearances and accolades for Danner. Her acting style has consistently met with wide spread critical praise.

Danner?s 1969 Broadway debut in ?Butterflies Are Free,? garnered her a Tony Award, and she received Tony nominations for her roles as Blanche in ?A Streetcar Named Desire,? and Emma in Harold Pinter?s ?Betrayal.? At Lincoln Center, Danner has appeared in ?Summertime,? ?The Philadelphia Story,? and ?The Miser,? winning the Theater World Award. At the Manhattan Theater Club, she appeared in A.R. Gurney's ?Sylvia,? and at the New York Shakespeare Festival as Beatrice to Kevin Kline's Benidict in ?Much Ado About Nothing.?

Although her film career has been sporadic, Danner did appear in 1986?s ?Brighton Beach Memoirs,? and at first, as Robert Duvall?s wife in ?The Great Santini,? (1979), and then, as Nick Nolte?s wife in ?The Prince of Tides,? (1991).

Her television credits include "A Call to Remember," with Joe Mantegna, which garnered an ACE Award nomination, HBO's "Judgement," another ACE Award nominee, and Shaw's "Candida;" Williams' "Eccentricities of a Nightingale." A guest starring television role saw her portray Mrs. Albert Speer in 1982's ?Inside the Third Reich,? and in 1988, she was a semi-regular on the series ?Tattinger?s.?

A member of the Williamstown Theater Festival, Danner is married to Broadway and television producer Bruce Paltrow. Their daughter Gwyneth is an Oscar award-winning actress.

Appearances in the BDE Catalog:

Cast in Eccentricities of a Nightingale

Cast in Kiss, Kiss, Dahlings / The Last Mile

Cast in Scarecrow

Cast in Seagull

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