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Blythe Danner

Blythe Danner was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to Katharine (Kile) and Harry Earl Danner, a bank executive. She has German, as well as English and Irish, ancestry. Danner studied acting and got her degree from Bard College and began her career in Boston theater companies. By 25, she won the Theater World Award for her work in Molière's "The... See full bio »
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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 6 wins & 9 nominations. See more awards »

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 2015 Tumbledown (completed)
 2015 The Slap (TV Series)
- Anouk (2015) ... Virginia
 2015 I'll See You in My Dreams
Carol Petersen
 2014 Mia, a Dancer's Journey (TV Movie)
Mia Slavenska (voice)
 2013 Gilded Lilys (TV Movie)
Caroline Lily
 2011 Paul
Tara Walton
 2009 The Lightkeepers
Mrs. Bascom
 2009 Beyond All Boundaries (Short)
Elsa Maxwell - New York Post Columnist (voice)
 2009 Nurse Jackie (TV Series)
Maureen Cooper
 2009 Medium (TV Series)
Louise Leaming
- A Taste of Her Own Medicine (2009) ... Louise Leaming
 2008 'Side by Each'
Daisy / Delores / Delilah
 2008 Pretty/Handsome (TV Movie)
Bunny Fitzpayne
 2006/I Stolen (Documentary)
Isabella Stewart Gardner (voice)
 2005 Independent Lens (TV Series documentary)
Isabella Stewart Gardner
- Stolen (2005) ... Isabella Stewart Gardner (voice)
 2004 Back When We Were Grownups (TV Movie)
Rebecca Holmes Davitch
 2004 Howl's Moving Castle
Madame Suliman (English version, voice)
 2003 The Quality of Light
 2003 Freedom: A History of Us (TV Series documentary)
Emma Lazarus / Appleton's Journal
- Working for Freedom (2003) ... Appleton's Journal
 2002 Presidio Med (TV Series)
Dr. Harriet Lanning
- Second Chance (2002) ... Dr. Harriet Lanning
- This Baby's Gonna Fly (2002) ... Dr. Harriet Lanning
- Good Question ... Dr. Harriet Lanning
- Best of Enemies ... Dr. Harriet Lanning
 2002 Three Days of Rain
Woman In Cab
 2002 We Were the Mulvaneys (TV Movie)
Corinne Mulvaney
 1999 Things I Forgot to Remember
Mrs. Bradford
 1999 The Love Letter
Lillian MacFarquhar
 1998 The Farmhouse
Irma Miller
 1998 Murder She Purred: A Mrs. Murphy Mystery (TV Movie)
Mrs. Murphy (voice)
 1998 Saint Maybe (TV Movie)
Bee Bedloe
 1998 From the Earth to the Moon (TV Mini-Series)
- Le voyage dans la lune (1998) ... Narrator (voice)
 1998 No Looking Back
Claudia's Mom
 1997 Mad City
Mrs. Banks
 1997 A Call to Remember (TV Movie)
Paula Tobias
 1995 Napoleon
Mother Dingo (English version, voice)
 1995 Homage
Katherine Samuel
 1994 Leave of Absence (TV Movie)
 1994 Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells All (TV Movie)
Bianca Honicut
 1993 Tracey Takes on New York (TV Movie)
Eleanor Levine
 1975-1993 Great Performances (TV Series)
Narrator / Alma Winemiller / Nina
- The Maestros of Philadelphia (1993) ... Narrator (voice)
- The Seagull (1975) ... Nina
 1992 Lincoln (TV Movie)
Elizabeth Todd Edwards (voice)
 1992 Kiss-Kiss, Dahlings! (TV Short)
 1992 Husbands and Wives
Rain's Parent
 1992 Tales from the Crypt (TV Series)
- Maniac at Large (1992) ... Margaret
 1992 Getting Up and Going Home (TV Movie)
 1992 Cruel Doubt (TV Movie)
Bonnie Von Stein
 1991 The Prince of Tides
Sally Wingo
 1991 Never Forget (TV Movie)
Jane Mermelstein
 1990 Alice
 1990 Judgment (TV Movie)
Emmeline Guitry
 1989 Money, Power, Murder. (TV Movie)
 1988-1989 Tattingers (TV Series)
Hillary Tattinger
- Tour of Doody (1989) ... Hillary Tattinger
- Ex-Appeal (1989) ... Hillary Tattinger
- El Sid (1989) ... Hillary Tattinger
- Half a Loaf (1989) ... Hillary Tattinger
- Screwball (1989) ... Hillary Tattinger
 1988 Another Woman
 1985 Guilty Conscience (TV Movie)
Louise Jamison
 1984 St. Elsewhere (TV Series)
Paige Gerradeaux
 1983 In Defense of Kids (TV Movie)
Ellen Wilcox
 1983 Man, Woman and Child
Sheila Beckwith
 1979 The Great Santini
Lillian Meechum
 1979 Too Far to Go (TV Movie)
Joan Barlow Maple
 1978 Are You in the House Alone? (TV Movie)
Anne Osborne
 1976 Futureworld
Tracy Ballard
 1976 M*A*S*H (TV Series)
Carlye Breslin Walton
- The More I See You (1976) ... Carlye Breslin Walton
 1975 Hearts of the West
Miss Trout
 1974 Sidekicks (TV Movie)
Prudy Jenkins
 1972 Columbo (TV Series)
Janice Benedict
- Étude in Black (1972) ... Janice Benedict
 1972 To Kill a Clown
Lily Frischer
 1972 The Scarecrow (TV Movie)
Rachel Merton
 1972 Invitation to a March (TV Movie)
Norma Brown
 1971 Dr. Cook's Garden (TV Movie)
Janey Rausch
 1970 To Confuse the Angel (TV Movie)
 1970 George M! (TV Movie)
Agnes Nolan Cohan
 1968 N.Y.P.D. (TV Series)
- Day Tripper (1968) ... Felicia
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[in defense of her daughter Gwyneth Paltrow] I feel she's just extraordinarily accomplished in every area, and people don't like that - people who are bored and sit on their asses all day and just tap away. I mean, I don't read any of it. I just find it disgusting. There is a coarsening of our culture today that is just so tragic. See more »


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