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Virginia Cathryn Rowlands

Facts of Virginia Cathryn Rowlands

Date of Birth: 1930 , June-19
Birth Nation: United States

Quick Timeline of Virginia Cathryn Rowlands

1930 Born in Madison, Wisconsin, United States
1947 Graduation from Washington-Lee High School
1954 Began her Career
1954 Married with John Cassavetes
1975 Won Golden Globes, USA
1989 Her husband died
2016 Won Academy Awards, USA

Detail Timeline of Virginia Cathryn Rowlands

June 19 , 1930

Born in Madison, Wisconsin, United States

Talented and industrious lady, Gena Rowlands was born Virginia Cathryn Rowlands in the early 1930s in Madison, Wisconsin, United States of American. She was born to Edwin Myrwyn Rowlands and Lady Rowlands. She has Welsh descent.

1947

Graduation from Washington-Lee High School

Gena joined Washington-Lee High School and graduated from there in 1947. After her high school graduation, she joined the University of Wisconsin where she studied for about three years. She also attended American Academy of Dramatic Arts with a major in drama and arts.

1954

Began her Career

She has been active as an actress since the early 1950s. She made her acting debut from Provincetown Playhouse by starring in the play. She also appeared in the Broadway The Seven Year Itch. In 1954, she made her TV debut by appearing in the TV series Top Secret.

1954

Married with John Cassavetes

On 9th of April 1954, Gena got married to John Cassavetes. John Cassavetes was an actor. He was also renowned in the film industry as a film director and screenwriter. From this married life, they had three children together. 

1975

Won Golden Globes, USA

In 1975, he got his first nomination in Golden Globes, USA. He was also honored with this award that year for Best Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama. He has also been honored with this award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television. 

1989

Her husband died

She tied her married knot with love of her life John Cassavetes in early 1954. Together they lived for about three and half decades and welcomed three children. In early 1989, he was diagnosed with cirrhosis of the liver and he died on 3rd of February 1989. 

2016

Won Academy Awards, USA

Academy Awards, USA is one of the prestigious awards in the acting world and it’s an honor if anyone wins this award. She has also once been honored with this award and that was in 2016. She has been nominated in this award for three times. 

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Virginia Cathryn is one of the oldest and renowned actresses from the United States. She is the Winner of Golden Globes, the USA which she won for Best Performance in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television.

She has been active as an actress since the early 1950s. She made her acting debut from Provincetown Playhouse by starring in the play. She also appeared in the Broadway The Seven Year Itch. In 1954, she made her TV debut by appearing in the TV series Top Secret.

Next year she starred in the TV series like Robert Montgomery Presents, Appointment with Adventure and so on. She gained a remarkable popularity in the mid-1970s after she starred the role of Mabel Longhetti in the movie A Woman Under the Influence. She got her first nomination in Oscar award and Golden Globes, USA.

Talking about her personal life Gena got married to an actor John Cassavetes in the year 1954. The couple is blessed with three children all actor-directors: Nick Cassavetes, Alexandra Cassavetes, and Zoe Cassavetes. But later her husband John died of liver cirrhosis when he was 59 years old. She later got married to Robert Forrest in the year 2012 and the couple is living a happy married life in Loss angles.