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BLYTHE DANNER (Ruth) won two Emmy Awards for her role on Showtime's "Huff" and
was nominated for her work on the sitcom "Will & Grace" and the telefilm "We
Mulvaneys." Danner also received a Golden Globe nomination for Anne Tyler's
"Back When We Were
Grownups." Her list of career accomplishments continues with a Tony for her
in "Butterflies Are Free" and nominations for roles in Harold Pinter's
"Betrayal," Tennessee Williams' "A
Streetcar Named Desire" and Stephen Sondheim's "Follies." Her film roles include
Alice, The Great
Santini, the Meet the Parents trilogy and Sylvia, a film in which she appeared
with her daughter, Gwyneth
Most recently, Danner appeared in The Lucky One, Hello I Must Be Going,
Tumbledown and I'll See You in
My Dreams, the latter of which earned her a Gotham Award nomination. She played
Ruth Madoff in ABC's
On the stage, Danner appeared on Broadway in the "The Country House" and "Nice
Work if You
Can Get It," and was seen Off Broadway in "The Commons of Pensacola."
Danner takes action to support causes that are important to her. As a member of
the Union of
Concerned Scientists and other groups, she has passionately advocated for
environmental concerns for more
than 40 years. She also serves on the national board of Planned Parenthood.
Since the death of her husband
Bruce Paltrow, she has also been helping the Oral Cancer Foundation raise
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