Stage Actress, Director and Writer Gina Collens Passes Away at 90
Collens starred on Broadway as 'Flora' in THE ROSE TATTOO in 1966. She later reprised her role at the Buffalo Studio Arena Theater alongside Olympia Dukakis. Collens acted off-Broadway in SATURDAY NIGHT in 1968. She also appeared in the World Premiere of TALES FROM HOLLYWOOD at the Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles in 1982.
Before taking the stage, Collens worked as a Paramount Pictures publicity advertising executive, and later as a reporter and editor for THR and Variety. She later became member of the Circle Theater in Hollywood.
Collens also tried her hand at playwriting, having gotten her master's degree in theater arts from Hunter College. She wrote and directed two one-act plays -- Things as They Are and Losing Oneself -- at the Theater of the Americas in NYC.
Collens also appeared in the movie Tell Me That You Love Me, Junie Moon and the TV series Rhoda in the '70s.