Who Do You Think You Are? USA

Series 2 - 7. Gwyneth Paltrow

Gwyneth Paltrow
Radio Times
Review by:
Jane Rackham

There’s a story in Gwyneth Paltrow’s family that they come from a long line of rabbis, so as the film star gently digs about in her family’s roots she’s hoping to find something or someone spiritual there. She does eventually, but not before she uncovers a tragedy buried in the past. She always knew that her much-loved paternal grandfather had a difficult childhood because his mother Ida, as Paltrow puts it, was ambivalent. But it’s the words written by one of her Jewish ancestors to his father that almost make Gwyneth weep.

About this programme

7/8. Actress Gwyneth Paltrow traces her ancestry in the American version of the genealogy show. She researches her mother Blythe Danner's Pennsylvania-Dutch roots, and her father Bruce Paltrow's eastern European Jewish lineage, but has difficulty establishing which family stories are based on facts.

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Gwyneth Paltrow
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