Ward succeeded as commercial spokesperson for 's from 1999 until 2002.
Gail finds out and is angry that she was not told.
Ward eventually moved to California to pursue acting and landed her first film role in the 1983 vehicle.
As of today, she's a member of the Spolin Players Improv comedy troupe and is also an acting and theater teacher at various acting studios in the Pacific Palisades, California area.
Alma returns to Weatherfield from Spain late in 1988, and in June 1989, offers Gail a 40% partnership in Jim's Café, which she accepts.
In 2006, she guest starred on , and in 2007 had a recurring role on as Gloria Weldon, a judge in a personal relationship with attorney.