Bruce Paltrow

Bruce Paltrow

Posted on January 15, 2015

From his birth in 1943 to his directorial achievements with St. Elsewhere and other projects and family life as father of Gwyneth Paltrow and wife of Blythe Danner.

Nov. 26, 1943
Bruce Paltrow is born in Brooklyn, New York.

Graduates from Tulane University, where he studied painting.

Blythe Danner plays the wife in Paltrow’s off-Broadway play, Someone’s Coming Hungry. The two begin a relationship.

Oct. 1970
Marries Blythe Danner.

Sept. 28, 1972
Daughter Gwyneth Paltrow is born.

Son Jake Paltrow is born.

April 2, 1982
Directs his first feature film, A Little Sex, starring Tim Matheson and Kate Capshaw.

Sept. 1982
The medical drama St. Elsewhere premieres on NBC. Paltrow is executive producer and director of the acclaimed show.

Receives the first Diversity Award from the Directors Guild of America.

Jan. 1 2000
Directs and produces the film Duets starring his daughter, Gwyneth, as well as Scott Speedman, Paul Giamatti, Huey Lewis, and Maria Bello.

Oct. 3, 2002
Bruce Paltrow dies of complications from cancer and pneumonia in Rome, Italy.

His daughter Gwyneth marries Coldplay singer Chris Martin.

Coldplay’s album X&Y us dedicated to Bruce Paltrow.

Blythe Danner sets up a fund in his name to promote oral cancer awareness, early detection, patient support, and research.

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