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Born: July 11, 1956 Cause of Death:
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Her name "Sela" is pronounced "See-lah" and comes from the Bible; it means hallelujah or amen.

Ward on taking on the title role in "Almost Golden: The Jessica Savitch Story", Lifetime's biopic of the tragic broadcaster: "In almost every script I see, the women are the token girlfriend, the obligatory wife. This was a chance to play an incredibly complex, driven woman." --quoted in TV Guide, September 2, 1995.

"In the film world, there are so few roles for women over 30. Unless you're Michelle Pfeiffer, Sharon Stone or Meryl Streep who proved themselves in their 30s, the work isn't there, so we go to TV. This is where it's happening." --Ward quoted in USA Today, September 21, 1999.

Ward on her role as a divorced mother in the acclaimed ABC drama "Once and Again": "I don't have to go very far, in terms of stretching or pretending, to understand where she's coming from. Whether it's painful or fearful or vulnerable, there's a little piece of me that maybe has been there, done that, seen that, knows what that smells like and tastes like and feels like.

"So in the most positive way, I'm able to bring a lot of myself to that. It's just effortless to me--I feel like I'm cheating in some way.

"I finally feel like I get it. I used to think acting was some secret in a black box that everybody had a key to but me. And now I really get it." --quoted in Daily News, September 21, 1999.

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