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Gena Rowlands


“I can never have a poker face. Anybody looking at me can tell exactly what I’m thinking.”



An alumnus of the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, Wisconsin-born actress Gena Rowlands entered the Broadway talent pool in 1952. From 1955 through 1957, the blonde, frosty-eyed actress co-starred with Edward G. Robinson in the original Broadway production of Middle of the Night. She also did plenty of Manhattan-based television during this period, including a recurring role on the forgotten syndicated series Top Secret U.S.A.

Rowlands made her first film, The High Cost of Loving, in 1958, the same year that she married legendary actor/director John Cassavetes. The excellent response to her performance as the deaf-mute wife of a detective on the 1961 TV series 87th Precinct sparked a grass-roots campaign to have Rowlands appear on the series on a weekly basis, but her film commitments were such that she couldn’t be confined to any one part for very long. Always a capable leading lady, Rowlands blossomed into full stardom in the films directed… read more


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SHES SO FN DOPE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Quickly becoming my favorite actress.

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my favorite actress of all-time.

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she always gives me headaches. and I really, really, really love her.

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