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BLYTHE DANNER (Carol Petersen) won two Emmy Awards for her role on Showtime's "Huff" and was nominated twice for her role on "Will & Grace." She was also nominated for her work in "We Were the Mulvaneys," a television movie based on the book by Joyce Carol Oates. She received a Golden Globe nomination for "Back When We Were Grownups," a movie for television based on the Anne Tyler novel.

Danner's list of career accomplishments continues with a Tony Award for her Broadway debut in "Butterflies Are Free" and Tony nominations for roles in Harold Pinter's "Betrayal," Tennessee Williams' "A Streetcar Named Desire," and Stephen Sondheim's musical "Follies." She most recently appeared on Broadway in "The Country House" for Manhattan Theatre Club and prior to that the musical "Nice Work If You Can Get It," and Off Broadway in "The Commons of Pensacola."

Her film roles include Woody Allen's Alice, The Great Santini, the Meet the Parents trilogy, What's Your Number?, and Sylvia, in which she appeared with her daughter, actress Gwyneth Paltrow. Most recently Danner has appeared in The Lucky One and Hello I Must Be Going, and she will next be seen in the film Tumbledown.

Danner takes action to support causes that are important to her. She has passionately advocated for environmental concerns for more than 40 years as a member of the Union of Concerned Scientists and other groups and serves on the national board of Planned Parenthood. Since the death of her husband Bruce Paltrow from oral cancer, she has also been helping the Oral Cancer Foundation raise disease awareness.


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