Blythe Danner
Blythe Danner
Blythe Danner appeared as Lt. Caryle Breslin, an old flame of Hawkeye's who's temporarily assigned to the 4077th in the episode of M*A*S*H titled "The More I See You" in Season 5 of the series.
Personal Information
Gender: Female
Born: (1943-02-03) February 3, 1943 (age 75)
Birthplace Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Character information
Appeared on/in: M*A*S*H
Episodes appeared in: "The More I See You" in Season 5
Character played: Lieutenant Carlye Breslin

Blythe Danner (born February 3, 1943) played the part of Lieutenant Carlye Breslin, a new nurse assigned to the 4077th who's also an old flame of Hawkeyes's in the Season 4 episode of M*A*S*H titled "The More I See You". She is known for her portrayal as Will Truman's mother, Marilyn, in the NBC-TV sitcom Will & Grace and for her role in the 2000 comedy hit Meet the Parents, and its sequels, Meet the Fockers and Little Fockers.

Life and careerEdit

Blythe 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 age 25, she won the Theater World Award for her work in Molière's "The Miser", at Lincoln Center. She also won the 1970 Tony award for her role in "Butterflies Are Free". She made her film premiere in the same year in the television production of Dr. Cook's Garden (1971). For 25 years, she has been a regular performer at the Williamstown Summer Theater Festival. She has also been nominated for Tonys for performances in "A Streetcar Named Desire" and "Betrayal".

In 1972, Danner portrayed Martha Jefferson opposite Ken Howard's Thomas Jefferson in the movie version of 1776. That same year, she played a cuckolded wife opposite Peter Falk and John Cassavetes in the Columbo episode "Etude in Black".

Her earliest starring film role was opposite Alan Alda in To Kill a Clown (1972). Danner later appeared in the Season 5 episode of the long-runnig CBS-TV series M*A*S*H entitled "The More I See You" with Alda.

She played lawyer Amanda Bonner in television's Adam's Rib, also opposite Ken Howard as Adam Bonner. She played Zelda Fitzgerald in F. Scott Fitzgerald and 'The Last of the Belles' (1974). She was the eponymous heroine in the film Lovin' Molly (1974) (directed by Sidney Lumet). She appeared in Futureworld, playing Tracy Ballard with co-star Peter Fonda (1976). In the 1982 TV movie Inside the Third Reich, she played the wife of Albert Speer.

In the film version of Neil Simon's semi-autobiographical play Brighton Beach Memoirs (1986), she portrayed a middle-aged Jewish mother. She has appeared in two films based on the novels of Pat Conroy, The Great Santini (1979) and The Prince of Tides (1991), as well as two television movies adapted from books by Anne Tyler, Saint Maybe and Back When We Were Grownups, both for the Hallmark Hall of Fame.

Family life/personalEdit

Married to director Bruce Paltrow from 1969 until his death in 2002, the two are the parents of two acting children, actress Gwyneth Paltrow and director Jake Paltrow.

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