Posted on January 15, 2015
From her birth in 1943 through her prolific career on film and stage to her role as mother to Gwyneth Paltrow, Blythe Danner has had an amazing life so far.
Blythe Danner is born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
She graduates from Bard College.
Danner plays the wife in Bruce Paltrow‘s off-Broadway play, Someone’s Coming Hungry. The two begin a relationship.
Stars in the play, Butterflies Are Free.
Marries Bruce Paltrow.
Is awarded a Tony for her performance in Butterflies Are Free.
Daughter Gwyneth Paltrow is born.
Stars in the film To Kill a Clown with Heath Lamberts.
Stars in the film 1776.
Stars in the film Lovin’ Molly.
Son Jake Paltrow is born.
Stars in the film Hearts of the West with Jeff Bridges.
Guest stars in an episode of M*A*S*H called The More I See You, in which she plays an old flame of Hawkeye.
Stars in the film Futureworld with Peter Fonda.
Stars in the film The Great Santini with Robert Duvall.
Receives a Tony nomination for her role in Harold Pinter’s Broadway production, Betrayal.
Stars in Man, Woman and Child with Martin Sheen.
Stars in Brighton Beach Memoirs.
Stars in the Woody Allen film Another Woman with David Ogden Stiers, Martha Plimpton, Gena Rowlands, John Houseman, Gene Hackman, Sandy Dennis, and Betty Buckley.
Stars in the Woody Allen film Alice with Mia Farrow, Joe Mantegna, William Hurt, Cybill Shepard, Judy Davis, Alec Baldwin, and Bernadette Peters.
Stars in Mr. & Mrs. Bridge with Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward.
Stars in The Prince of Tides with Barbra Streisand and Nick Nolte.
Stars in the Woody Allen film Husbands and Wives with Mia Farrow, Judy Davis, and Sydney Pollack.
Stars in a stage production of the Tennessee Williams play, A Streetcar Named Desire.
Receives a Tony nomination for her role in a revival of A Streetcar Named Desire.
Danner co-stars with her daughter, Gwyneth, in the TV movie Cruel Doubt.
Stars in To Wong Foo: Thanks for Everything, Julie Newmar with Patrick Swayze and Wesley Snipes.
Stars in Homage.
Stars in The Myth of Fingerprints with Julianne Moore and Roy Scheider.
Stars in Mad City with Dustin Hoffman and John Travolta.
Stars in The Proposition with Kenneth Branagh and Madeleine Stowe.
Stars in the Edward Burns film, No Looking Back, with Lauren Holly and Jon Bon Jovi.
Stars in the film, The X-Files – Fight the Future, with David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson.
Stars in Forces of Nature with Ben Affleck and Sandra Bullock.
Stars in The Love Letter with Kate Capshaw, Tom Selleck, Ellen DeGeneres, and Tom Everett Scott.
Stars in Meet the Parents with Robert De Niro, Ben Stiller, and Teri Polo.
Receives a Tony nomination for her role in Stephen Sondheim’s Follies.
Bruce Paltrow dies of a heart attack at a hospital in Rome, Italy.
Gwyneth and Jake throw a surprise birthday party for Blythe at the Hotel Bel-Air in Los Angeles.
Plays Sylvia Plath’s mother in Sylvia starring Gwyneth Paltrow and Daniel Craig.
Stars in Meet the Fockers with Dustin Hoffman, Robert De Niro, Barbra Streisand, Ben Stiller, and Teri Polo.
Wins Emmy for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series for her role in Huff.
She is awarded a Katharine Hepburn Medal by Bryn Mawr College’s Katharine Houghton Hepburn Center.
She stars in Little Fockers with Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson, Dustin Hoffman, Teri Polo, and Barbra Streisand.
She stars in Hello I Must Be Going, a comedy-drama directed by Todd Luiso.