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Gena Rowlands

1930 - Today

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Virginia Cathryn "Gena" Rowlands (born June 19, 1930) is an American retired actress, whose career in film, stage, and television has spanned nearly seven decades. She is one of the last living actresses from the Golden Age of Hollywood. A four-time Emmy and two-time Golden Globe winner, she is known for her collaborations with her late actor-director husband John Cassavetes in ten films, including A Woman Under the Influence (1974) and Gloria (1980), both of which earned her nominations for the Academy Award for Best Actress. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Gena Rowlands has received more than 4,309,404 page views. Her biography is available in 51 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 47 in 2019). Gena Rowlands is the 523rd most popular actor (down from 416th in 2019), the 976th most popular biography from United States (down from 798th in 2019) and the 265th most popular American Actor.

Gena Rowlands is most famous for her roles in the films "A Woman Under the Influence" and "The Killing of a Chinese Bookie."

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  • 51

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  • 4.27

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  • 4.72

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Among actors, Gena Rowlands ranks 523 out of 9,996Before her are Horst Buchholz, Mark Wahlberg, Michel Galabru, Cillian Murphy, Jude Law, and Naomi Watts. After her are Jean-Pierre Léaud, Joaquin Phoenix, Edward G. Robinson, Rade Šerbedžija, Jean Rochefort, and Margot Robbie.

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Among people born in 1930, Gena Rowlands ranks 56Before her are Adunis, Moustapha Akkad, Armin Mueller-Stahl, Reinhard Selten, David Dacko, and Princess Ragnhild, Mrs. Lorentzen. After her are Jerome Isaac Friedman, Jean Rochefort, George E. Smith, Johan Galtung, Robert Aumann, and Harvey Milk.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Gena Rowlands ranks 976 out of 18,182Before her are Peggy Guggenheim (1898), Susan B. Anthony (1820), Virginia Apgar (1909), Thomas Pynchon (1937), Sam Shepard (1943), and James Horner (1953). After her are Barbara Bush (1925), Paul Berg (1926), Robert A. Dahl (1915), Benjamin Guggenheim (1865), Blake Edwards (1922), and Charles Cooley (1864).

Among ACTORS In United States

Among actors born in United States, Gena Rowlands ranks 265Before her are Scott Glenn (1939), Shelley Winters (1920), Jennifer Jones (1919), Carl Weathers (1948), Mel Ferrer (1917), and Mark Wahlberg (1971). After her are Winona Ryder (1971), Elliott Gould (1938), Richard Dreyfuss (1947), Jim Belushi (1954), Kevin Kline (1947), and Gillian Anderson (1968).

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