As the award-winning producer, director and writer of such classic television series as "St. Elsewhere" and "The White Shadow,"
BRUCE PALTROW's (Director/Producer) work consistently focuses on individuals of strong moral character who overcome great obstacles to achieve their dreams. This theme is ever-present in Paltrow's latest endeavor, "Duets," which stars Maria Bello, Andre Braugher, Paul Giametti, Huey Lewis, Paltrow's daughter Gwyneth and Scott Speedman. This ensemble film centers on the little-known world of karaoke contests and the whimsical characters who inhabit it.
Paltrow began his career in entertainment in New York working at Screen Gems, a division of Columbia Pictures. In the early 1970s, Paltrow's breakthrough came with the television movie "Shirts/Skins," an action/comedy that he wrote and produced for ABC. Several years later Paltrow wrote and directed his first television
series, "The White Shadow," which in recent years has risen to cult status.
In 1982, Paltrow entered the feature film world, producing and directing "A Little Sex," starring Tim Matheson and Kate Capshaw. In the same year, the offbeat, critically acclaimed hospital drama "St. Elsewhere" premiered on NBC. As executive producer and director, Paltrow established the show's trademark realism, complex story lines and clever humor. During its six years on the air, the series was nominated for numerous Emmy, Golden Globe and Humanitas Prizes and won the prestigious George Foster Peabody Award. "St. Elsewhere" is also considered to have paved the way for current medical drama successes such as "ER" and "Chicago Hope."
Through a body of work spanning three decades, Paltrow has unfailingly presented stories about courage, decency and fair p lay. He has been recognized as a champion of women and minorities, receiving the first Diversity Award from the Directors Guild of America in 1997.
Paltrow lives in Los Angeles with his wife Blythe Danner. He has two children: Gwyneth and Jake.
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