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Gena Rowlands


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Birth Name: Gena Rowlands
Born: 06/19/1930
Birth Place: Cambria, Wisconsin, USA

The daughter of a state senator and a painter, Rowlands was born Virginia Cathryn Rowlands on June 19, 1930, and raised in Wisconsin. After attending the University of Wisconsin in the late 1940s, she moved to New York to study at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, where she made the acquaintance of the man she would marry - actor and filmmaker John Cassavetes. She began her professional career in summer stock productions at the Provincetown Playhouse in Massachusetts and hit Broadway in 1952 in the comedy, "The Seven Year Itch." She made television appearances on serialized dramas like "Studio One" (CBS, 1948-1958) and "Top Secret U.S.A." (1954). In 1956 and into 1957, she starred oppos... Continue Bio >>


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