Bruce Paltrow

Biography: Though better known in his late career as the father of his wildly successful actress daughter Gwyneth, Emmy-nominated Bruce Paltrow was previously noted for his achievements as a writer, producer, and director of film and television. Born in Brooklyn, NY, Paltrow studied art at Tulane University before embarking on a career as a theatrical scenic designer in the late '60s. Meeting future wife Blythe Danner shortly thereafter, Paltrow moved into television as the writer and producer of the ABC "Tuesday Night at the Movies" special Shirts/Skins (1973). Subsequently involved with numerous television specials and such series as St. Elsewhere and Homicide: Life on the Streets, Paltrow would later direct daughter Gwyneth in the 2000 comedy-drama Duets. It was while in Italy to visit his daughter and celebrate her birthday that Bruce Paltrow was stricken with a recurrence of throat cancer and pneumonia. Airlifted to Rome for treatment, Paltrow died shortly thereafter. He was 58.

Bruce Paltrow's Scores

Average career score: 94
Highest Metascore: 94 Homicide: Life on the Street: Season 1
Lowest Metascore: 94 Homicide: Life on the Street: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
1 tv review
Title: Year: Credit: User score:
94 Homicide: Life on the Street: Season 1 Jan 31, 1993 Director 8.7
tbd St. Elsewhere: Season 1 Oct 26, 1982 Director / Executive Producer tbd
tbd St. Elsewhere: Season 2 Oct 26, 1983 Director tbd
tbd St. Elsewhere: Season 3 Sep 19, 1984 Director tbd
tbd St. Elsewhere: Season 4 Sep 18, 1985 Writer / Director tbd
tbd St. Elsewhere: Season 5 Sep 24, 1986 Director tbd
tbd St. Elsewhere: Season 6 Sep 16, 1987 Writer / Director tbd