Gena Rowlands Wins Career Achievement Award from LA Film Critics

Film, television and stage actress won Oscar nominations for “Gloria” and “A Woman Under the Influence”

Last Updated: October 18, 2014 @ 1:01 PM

The Los Angeles Film Critics Association has named actress Gena Rowlands winner of the organization’s 2014 Career Achievement Award, LAFCA announced on Saturday.

Rowlands has won four Emmys and two Golden Globes in a 60-year career that included Oscar nominations for her roles in “Gloria” and “A Woman Under the Influence” [photo at top], both of which were directed by her late husband, John Cassavetes.

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She began her career on Broadway in the mid-1950s and appeared on dozens of television programs throughout the ’50s and ’60s. She married Cassavetes in 1954 and made 10 films with him, from “A Child Is Waiting” in 1963 to “Love Streams” in 1984.

She won Golden Globe Awards for “A Woman Under the Influence” and for the 1987 TV movie “The Betty Ford Story,” in which she played the title role.

The Los Angeles Film Critics Association was founded in 1975 and consists of almost 60 professional film critics working in print and electronic media in Los Angeles.

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Previous winners of the LAFCA’s Career Achievement Award include Richard Lester, Doris Day, Paul Mazursky and Jean-Paul Belmondo in recent years, and John Huston, Orson Welles, Billy Wilder, Barbara Stanwyck and Myrna Loy in earlier years.

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