Sarah Goldberg, '7th Heaven' Actress, Dies at 40

Actress played rabbi's daughter who falls in love with son of Christian cleric.

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Sarah Danielle Goldberg, aka Sarah Danielle Madison, U.S. actress in "7th Heaven," who died at 40 on September 27, 2014.Credit: Facebook

Sarah Danielle Goldberg, an actress who appeared in the TV series "7th Heaven" and many others as well as the film "Jurassic Park III," died September 27 in Wisconsin at a family cabin.

The Chicago Sun-Times quoted her mother as saying that the family believes Goldberg, 40, who lived in Santa Monica, California, and was visiting her family for the High Holy Days, died of a heart ailment.

In "7th Heaven" she played a Jewish medical student, daughter of a rabbi, who falls in love with the son of a Christian cleric.

The Chicago-born actress also appeared in a number of TV series, including "Beverly Hills 90210," "CSI," "Judging Amy" and "House."

She also appeared in the films "My Best Friend's Wedding" and "Training Day."

She held a B.Sc. degree in microbiology from Amherst College in Massachusetts, according to The Sun-Times reported that she planned to become a doctor, until she got the role in "My Best Friend's Wedding."

She also used the name Sarah Danielle Madison because she was fond of the character Madison, the mermaid in the 1984 film "Splash" portrayed by Daryl Hannah, the Sun-Times reported.