Real life story.

Jennifer Bassey may best be known to soap audiences as Marian Colby Chandler, but she also recently starred in the drama "Timeless." The short film has been making the rounds at film festivals and won the Festival Darling Award at the Louisville Festival of Film.

Based on a true story, Bassey plays Sheila, who suffers from malignant brain cancer, but is misdiagnosed and put in a psychiatric ward. The real life Sheila's daughter Melanie Marden plays herself in the film and served as an Executive Producer. Watch Bassey in "Timeless" below.

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