Gena Rowlands Overview

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Born: June 19, 1930

Known for her ability to play tough women, Gena Rowlands made her Broadway debut in The Seven Year Itch when she was just 18 years old. She then went to Hollywood where she started out with regular roles in TV series such as 87th Precinct and Peyton Place, then achieved success in films, earning two Oscar nominations for her work in A Woman Under the Influence and Gloria. She married director/screenwriter John Cassavetes in 1954, but was widowed when he died in 1989 of cirrhosis of the liver.... See All

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