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Beloved American actress Gena Rowlands honored at TCL Chinese Theater

2014-12-10 14:51:50



One Daytime Emmy, three Emmys, and two Golden Globes. And now, beloved American actress Gena Rowlands can add having her hand and footprints at the TCL Chinese Theater to her long list of career achievements.

"I do want to thank all of you for making it possible for me to be here," Rowlands says.

Marvelous, stunning, and sublime. Critics have bestowed these key praises for Gena Rowlands’s performances on the big and small screen ever since she first started acting in the early 1950s, when she was married to famed director John Cassavetes.

Known for working with her creative family and a slew of other stars, legendary actress Gena Rowlands has concretely established herself in this industry. Not only will she be stepping into the footprint ceremony, she’s also stepping into a brand new role on screen. Audiences can see her next move in the humorous and heartwarming upcoming film, Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks.

After marrying Cassavetes in 1954, the husband-wife duo wasted no time in collaborating. Rowlands teamed up with Cassavetes to star in many of his productions, which in turn, led to her two nominations for Academy Awards. Since then, she has continued to collaborate on set with family. Her son, Nick Cassavetes, followed in his father’s footsteps, becoming a director and in 2004, worked with Rowlands on the fan-favorite romantic drama, The Notebook. Cassavetes himself got the special honor of introducing his mother at the TCL Chinese Theater Imax.

"Shirley Temple, Al Jolson, Clark Gable, Tyrone Power, Fred Astaire, Judy Garland, John Barrymore, Jack Benny, Hank Fonda, Gary Cooper, Humphrey Bogart, Jimmy Stewart, John Wayne, Marilyn Monroe. That's the company that you're going to be joining today, Mom," says director Nick Cassavetes.

After the ceremony, Cassavetes shared his incredibly high praise for his mother.

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