Born December 31, 1938, in Atlantic City, NJ; died of cancer, October 31, 1995, in Los Angeles, CA. Actress. A founding member of the Negro Ensemble Company of New York, Rosalind Cash was known for her staunch refusal to accept stereotypical roles. She made her Broadway debut in 1966 in the show The WaywardStork, and continued to appear on stage throughout her career. She was perhaps best known to television audiences, however, as Mary Mae Ward, the matriarchal character on the soap opera General Hospital. She was also familiar in guest spots on series programs such as thirtysomething and Hill Street Blues.Cash was nominated for an Emmy Award for her appearance in the PBS productionof Go Tell It on the Mountain. She also appeared in films, including The Omega Man, Uptown Saturday Night, and The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai: Acrossthe Eighth Dimension. Cash won the Black American Cinema Society's Phoenix Award in 1987 and was inducted into the Black Filmmaker's Hall of Fame in 1992.