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Blythe Danner celebrates 50 years of acting with her first leading role in film

Blythe Danner celebrates 50 years of acting with her first leading role in film

At 72, Blythe Danner is a welcoming, gentle, attractive grandmother of four who gives an award-worthy performance as a widow trying to expand her lifestyle in the independent drama "I'll See You in My Dreams." And according to Sam Elliott, her costar in the romantic summer release, that wasn't an act she put on for a visiting journalist. Elliott had nothing but praise for Danner's professionalism and ease on their initial day of shooting.

"We had never met before, and in our first scene, we had to kiss," Elliott said. "Intimate scenes are difficult, I find, but especially when you've just met your partner for the first time. But Blythe was very direct,...

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