Marge Rowland, Longtime Hollywood Production Accountant, Dies at 68

Courtesy of Tomoko Adams
Marge Rowland

Her résumé included 'The Deerhunter,' 'The Matrix,' 'As Good as It Gets' and several Bond films.

Marge Rowland, a former production accountant at Paramount and Warner Bros. who worked on The Deerhunter, several James Bond films and The Matrix, has died. She was 68.

Rowland died Jan. 8 at her home in Laguna Woods, California, after suffering a heart attack, her family announced.

From 1974 until her retirement in 2010, Rowland was a production accountant and vp feature accounting, both on location and in Los Angeles, for companies that also included EMI and Turner Movie Classics.

She worked on Bond movies including Octopussy (1983), GoldenEye (1995), Tomorrow Never Dies (1997) and The World Is Not Enough (1999) as well as other films like Rocky II (1979), As Good as It Gets (1997), Dreamcatcher (2003) and Defiance (2008).

Rowland was born July 29, 1949, in Honolulu and raised in East Grand Rapids, Michigan. She attended Hillsdale (Mich.) College and graduated from the Katherine Gibbs School in New York City.

Survivors include her brother James and several nieces, nephews and godchildren.

Life celebrations were to be held Friday in Laguna Woods; Saturday in Los Angeles; and this summer in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The family asks that donations be made in her memory to Real Partners Uganda.