Bruce Paltrow

Producer, Director, Screenwriter
As a writer, producer, show creator and feature director, Bruce Paltrow had been associated in one form or another with some of television's more substantive series during the 1970s and 1980s. Despite his long and ... Read more »
Born: 11/25/1943 in New York, New York, USA

Filmography

Director (9)

Duets 2000 (Movie)

(Director)

Homicide: Life on the Street 1988 - 1989, 1992 - 1994 (Tv Show)

Director

St. Elsewhere 1982 - 1989, 1992 - 1994 (Tv Show)

Director

The Road Home 1988 - 1989, 1993 - 1994 (Tv Show)

Director

Tattinger's 1988 - 1989 (Tv Show)

Director

A Little Sex 1980 (Movie)

(Director)

Operating Room 1979 - 1980 (TV Show)

Director

You're Gonna Love It Here 1976 - 1977 (TV Show)

Director
Producer (8)

Duets 2000 (Movie)

(Producer)

Nick & Hillary 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

A Little Sex 1980 (Movie)

(Producer)

Big City Boys 1977 - 1978 (TV Show)

Producer

Home Fires (TV Show)

Executive Producer

New Year (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Shirts/Skins (TV Show)

Producer

The White Shadow (TV Show)

Executive Producer
Actor (2)

Brilliant But Cancelled 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

The Perfect Pitch 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor
Other (1)

Presidio Med 2002 (Tv Show)

Acknowledgment

Biography

As a writer, producer, show creator and feature director, Bruce Paltrow had been associated in one form or another with some of television's more substantive series during the 1970s and 1980s. Despite his long and varied career, however, Paltrow was best known for being the father of Oscar-winning actress, Gwyneth Paltrow, and the husband of acclaimed actress, Blythe Danner. After receiving his start as a writer for the small screen, Paltrow broke through as the writer-producer of the notable television movie, "Shirts/Skins" (ABC, 1973). Later in the decade, he was the creator and executive producer of the critically acclaimed drama, "The White Shadow" (CBS, 1978-1981), before serving as an executive producer on the Emmy-winning medical drama "St. Elsewhere" (NBC, 1982-88). During that time, he made his first feature, "A Little Sex" (1981), but would not make another for almost two decades. Meanwhile, he hit the proverbial wall with a number of failed series like "Tattinger's" (NBC, 1988) and "Home Fires" (NBC, 1992), before working for the first time with his daughter on the indie feature, "Duets" (2000). Though cancer would claim him at a relatively young age, Paltrow nonetheless made his mark on the television world.

Relationships

Arnold Paltrow

Father

Dorothy Paltrow

Mother

Blythe Danner Actor

Wife
Married December 14, 1969 Worked with husband on the short-lived NBC series "Tattinger's" and "Nick & Hilary"

Jake Paltrow Director

Son
born on September 26, 1975

Gwyneth Paltrow Actor

Daughter
Born Sept. 27, 1972; mother, Blythe Danner Won an Oscar for her role in "Shakespeare in Love" (1998); also starred in "Emma" (1996), "The Talented Mr. Ripley" (2000) and "Sylvia" (2003); collaborated with father on "Duets" (2000)

EDUCATION

Tulane University

New Orleans , Louisiana

Milestones

2000

Directed "Duets" (filmed in 1998-1999), starring daughter Gwyneth, Maria Bello, Forest Whitaker and Paul Giametti

1997

Announced as director of the feature "Duets", set to star his daughter Gwyneth and her then-fiance Brad Pitt; project put in turnaround by studio

1994

Executive produced and helmed premiere episode of the CBS series "The Road Home"

1993

Directed episodes of NBC drama series "Homicide: Life on the Streets"

1992

Executive produced the sitcom "Home Fires" (NBC); also directed pilot

1989

Revamped "Tattinger's" as an NBC sitcom "Nick & Hillary"

1988

Created, wrote and directed episodes and served as executive producer of the NBC drama series "Tattinger's"

1982

Feature debut as producer and director, "A Little Sex"

1980

Co-executive produced, wrote and directed TV-movie "Operating Room"

1978

Executive produced the popular CBS drama series "The White Shadow"; also directed episodes

1973

Produced and wrote first TV-movie, "Shirts/Skins" (ABC)

1968

Produced Off-Broadway play, "Someone's Coming Hungry"

Executive produced the award-winning NBC medical series "St. Elsewhere"; also directed episodes

Bonus Trivia

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Paltrow underwent treatment for throat cancer while completing work on "Duets".

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