Gena Rowlands Overview:

Actress, Gena Rowlands, was born Virginia Cathryn Rowlands on Jun 19, 1930 in Madison, WI. As of December 2021, Gena Rowlands was 91 years old.

HONORS and AWARDS:

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Although Rowlands was nominated for two Oscars, she never won a competitive Academy Award.

Academy Awards

YearAwardFilm nameRoleResult
1974Best ActressA Woman under the Influence (1974)Mabel LonghettiNominated
1980Best ActressGloriaGloria SwensonNominated
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BlogHub Articles:

and John Cassavetes: Each Other’s Muse…

By Christy Putnam on Jan 23, 2016 From Christy Putnam

As I was unsure of what “symbiotic” meant in the context of actors and directors, I began to travel to the land of the “lexicons,” a green, fertile place found only in the imagination. Sometimes there’s a pot of gold, and sometimes there is a cold, hard fact that canno... Read full article


Warner Archive: Makes Her Debut in The High Cost of Loving (1958)

By KC on Jul 23, 2015 From Classic Movies

Co-starring with Jose Ferrer, in one of seven films the actor would direct, Gene Rowlands makes a solid screen debut in The High Cost of Loving (1958). This low-key comedy can sometimes be a bit too leisurely, and occasionally loses momentum, but the maneuverings and intrigue in its office settings ... Read full article


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Gena Rowlands Quotes:

Rosemary Scott: It's a lot of work, ya know, just staying alive.


Jerry Bondi: Jack I'm gonna tell you something. The world that you and Paul live in doesn't exist, maybe it never did. Out there is a real world and it's got real border and real fences, real laws and real trouble. And either you go by the rules or you lose.


Jerry Bondi: I was expecting you, Jack. Isn't that odd? I heard a horse and I knew it was your horse.


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Gena Rowlands Facts
Sister of David Rowlands.

Graduated from Washington-Lee High School in Arlington, Virginia, class of 1947. Other alumni include Forrest Tucker, Shirley MacLaine, Warren Beatty and Sandra Bullock.

She and John Cassavetes made 10 movies together: A Child Is Waiting (1963), Faces (1968/I), Gloria (1980), Love Streams (1984), Minnie and Moskowitz (1971), Opening Night (1977), A Woman Under the Influence (1974), Machine Gun McCain (1969), Two-Minute Warning (1976) and Tempest (1982).

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