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Blythe Danner Reveals She Battled the Same Cancer That Killed Husband Bruce Paltrow | "I'm Lucky to Be Alive"
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Blythe Danner Reveals She Battled the Same Cancer That Killed Husband Bruce Paltrow | "I'm Lucky to Be Alive"

"It was scary. And it felt really eerie because it was so similar to my dad's," daughter Gwyneth Paltrow said about her mom's cancer diagnosis.

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Blythe Danner, the 79-year-old actress of Will and Grace, is finally speaking out about her oral cancer diagnosis; the same disease that killed her beloved husband, Bruce Paltrow, in 2002. "Everyone is touched by cancer in some way, but it's unusual for a couple to have the same type of cancer," said Danner, who is also the mother of actress Gwyneth Paltrow, 50, and director Jake Paltrow, 47. Fortunately, she is in remission now after a years-long battle against the disease.

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The Emmy award-winning Danner was reportedly diagnosed in March 2018. "I remember I looked up at heaven and said to Bruce, 'Are you lonely up there?'" she said, reports PEOPLE. "It's a sneaky disease. But I'm fine and dandy now. And I'm lucky to be alive."