Gena Rowlands

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Gena Rowlands
Birth name Virginia Cathryn Rowlands
Born June 19, 1930 in Madison, Wisconsin, USA
Notable Roles
Notable Episodes



Guest Starring Roles

Series Role Episode Airdate
General Electric Theater Dorothy Dickenson 7x12 - The Girl with Flaxen Hair December 14, 1958
Laramie Laurel Demeistre 1x09 - The Run to Tumavaca November 10, 1959
Adventures in Paradise Dr. Abigail Bren 1x28 - The Death-Divers April 25, 1960
Target: The Corruptors Marian Praisewater 1x05 - The Poppy Vendor October 27, 1961
77 Sunset Strip Barbara Adams 5x25 - Flight 307 March 29, 1963
Bonanza Regan Miller 5x01 - She Walks in Beauty September 22, 1963
Dr. Kildare Helen Scott 3x20 - To Walk in Grace February 13, 1964
Run for Your Life Charlotte Hyde 1x17 - The Rediscovery of Charlotte Hyde January 24, 1966
Peyton Place Adrienne Van Leyden 4x24 - Episode 392 December 7, 1967
Columbo Elizabeth van Wyck 4x05 - Playback March 2, 1975
NCIS Joann Fielding 7x16 - Mother's Day March 2, 2010

Made-for-TV Movies

Title Role Airdate Series/Banner
An Early Frost Katherine Pierson November 11, 1985 NBC Monday Night at the Movies
The Betty Ford Story Betty Ford March 2, 1987 ABC Monday Night Movie

Awards and Accolades

Golden Globe Awards

(2 Wins in 8 Nominations)

  • Won: Best Actress – Motion Picture Drama (1975)
A Woman Under the Influence
  • Won: Best Performance by an Actress in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for TV (1988)
The Betty Ford Story

Primetime Emmy Awards

(3 Wins in 8 Nominations)

  • Won: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Special (1987)
The Betty Ford Story
  • Won: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Special (1992)
Face of a Stranger
  • Won: Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie (2003)
Hysterical Blindness

Daytime Emmy Awards

  • Won: Outstanding Performer in a Children/Youth/Family Special (2004)
The Incredible Mrs. Ritchie