Gena Rowlands (1930 - )


Gena Rowlands in Machine-Gun McCain.

Film DeathsEdit

  • Machine-Gun McCain (1968) [Rosemary Scott]: Commits suicide by shooting herself in the head, to escape being tortured/interrogated by gangsters.
  • Light of Day (1987) [Jeanette Rasnick]: Dies of cancer in the hospital, with her husband (Jason Miller) and children (Michael J. Fox and Joan Jett) by her bedside. (Thanks to Robert)
  • Crazy in Love (1992) [Honora Swift]: Dies of a heart attack. (Thanks to Mary)
  • Hope Floats (1998) [Ramona Calvert]: Dies of unspecified natural causes (presumably a heart attack or stroke) while drinking tea and talking to her granddaughter (Mae Whitman). (Thanks to Michelle)
  • The Incredible Mrs. Ritchie (2003) [Mrs. Evelyn Ritchie]: Dies of heart failure in the hospital, with Kevin Zegers by her bedside. (Thanks to Anthony)
  • The Notebook (2004) [Allie Calhoun]: Dies (off-screen) of Alzheimer's disease at the nursing home; her body is shown afterwards when Starletta DuPois enters and discovers that Gena and James Garner have both died in their sleep while holding hands. (Thanks to Libby)
  • Taking Lives (2004) [Mrs. Asher]: Decapitated by her son (Ethan Hawke) in an elevator; her body is shown afterwards when the doors open and Angelina Jolie discovers Ethan removing Gena's head. (Thanks to Tal, Julie and Christopher)
  • The Skeleton Key (2005) [Violet Devereaux]: Technically, the real "Violet" died (off-screen) several years before the story begins, when Jeryl Prescott Sales's soul (already occupying yet another body) switched bodies with her in 1962; Gena's body presumably dies (off-screen) shortly after the end of the movie, after Jeryl's soul switches bodies with Kate Hudson. (Thanks to PortsGuy and Ryoko)
  • Persepolis (2007; animated) [Grandma (English-dubbed version)]: Dies (off-screen) of old age/natural causes; her death is mentioned in the narration by her granddaughter (Chiara Mastroianni). (Gena provided the character's voice only in the English-dubbed version; see also Danielle Darrieux in the original French-language version.)

TV DeathsEdit

  • Riverboat: Guns for Empire (1959) [Rose Traynor]: Shot in the stomach during a struggle with a gunman; she dies in Burt Reynolds's arms shortly afterwards.
  • Peyton Place: Episode 4.25 (1967) [Adrienne Van Leyden]: Accidentally falls down a flight of stairs during an argument with Barbara Parkins at the head of the stairs. (Thanks to Garrett)

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