Madge Sinclair (1938–1995)


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Madge Sinclair was born Madge Dorita Walters on April 28, 1938 in Kingston, Jamaica, married young and had two sons. Madge worked as a teacher in Jamaica until she was 30. She left her two boys with their father and moved in 1968 to New York City to be an actress. She began modeling and later acted with the New York Shakespearean Festival and at ... See full bio »

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Known For

Coming to America Queen Aoleon
(1988)
The Lion King Sarabi
(1994)
Trapper John, M.D. Ernestine Shoop, R. N.
(1980-1986)
Gabriel's Fire Empress Josephine
(1990-1991)

Filmography

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 1995 Dream On (TV Series)
Mrs. Charles
- Little Orphan Eddie (1995) ... Mrs. Charles
 1994-1995 Me and the Boys (TV Series)
Mary Tower
- When Stanley Met Shirley (1995) ... Mary Tower
- The B Word (1995) ... Mary Tower
- Goldilocks (1995) ... Mary Tower
- The Age of Reason (1995) ... Mary Tower
- The Kiss-Off (1995) ... Mary Tower
 1994 The Lion King
Sarabi (voice)
 1993 Star Trek: The Next Generation (TV Series)
Capt. Silva La Forge
- Interface (1993) ... Capt. Silva La Forge
 1993 The Man with Three Wives (TV Movie)
Margaret
 1993 Queen (TV Mini Series)
Dora
- Episode #1.3 (1993) ... Dora
- Episode #1.2 (1993) ... Dora
- Episode #1.1 (1993) ... Dora
 1992 Jonathan: The Boy Nobody Wanted (TV Movie)
Faye Lincoln
 1992 Tales from the Crypt (TV Series)
Lucille
- Curiosity Killed (1992) ... Lucille
 1992 L.A. Law (TV Series)
Jessica Rollins
- Diet, Diet My Darling (1992) ... Jessica Rollins
 1991-1992 Pros and Cons (TV Series)
Josephine Austin
- Do You Take This Man? (1992) ... Josephine Austin
- The Ex Spots the Mark (1992) ... Josephine Austin
- Ho! Ho! Hold Up! (1991) ... Josephine Austin
- Scarlet Biretta (1991) ... Josephine Austin
- May the Best Man Win (1991) ... Josephine Austin
 1990-1991 Gabriel's Fire (TV Series)
Empress Josephine
- Belly of the Beast (1991) ... Empress Josephine
- Birds Gotta Fly (1991) ... Empress Josephine
- Kelly Green (1991) ... Empress Josephine
- One Flew Over the Bird's Nest (1991) ... Empress Josephine
- A Prayer for the Goldsteins (1991) ... Empress Josephine
 1991 The Orchid House (TV Mini Series)
Lally
- Natalie (1991) ... Lally
- Joan (1991) ... Lally
- Stella (1991) ... Lally
- The Return of the Master (1991) ... Lally
 1990 The End of Innocence
Nurse Bowlin
 1989 Homeroom (TV Series)
 1989 Midnight Caller (TV Series)
Ida May
- Take Back the Streets (1989) ... Ida May
 1989 Roseanne (TV Series)
Muriel Johnston
- Guilt by Disassociation (1989) ... Muriel Johnston
 1989 Gideon Oliver (TV Series)
Angela Holmes
- By the Waters of Babylon (1989) ... Angela Holmes
 1988 Divided We Stand (TV Movie)
Hattie Wickwire
 1988 Coming to America
Queen Aoleon
 1987 Look Away (TV Movie)
Elizabeth Keckley
 1987 Starman (TV Series)
Lorraine Michaels
- The Test (1987) ... Lorraine Michaels
 1987 Ohara (TV Series)
Gussie Lemmons
- Brian (1987) ... Gussie Lemmons
- Frannie (1987) ... Gussie Lemmons
- Jesse (1987) ... Gussie Lemmons
- Laura (1987) ... Gussie Lemmons
- Louie (1987) ... Gussie Lemmons
 1987 Mathnet (TV Series)
Amelia Airliver
- Problem of the Trojan Hamburger (1987) ... Amelia Airliver
 1986 Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home
Saratoga Captain (uncredited)
 1980-1986 Trapper John, M.D. (TV Series)
Ernestine Shoop, R. N.
- Elusive Butterfly (1986) ... Ernestine Shoop, R. N.
- Strange Bedfellows (1986) ... Ernestine Shoop, R. N.
- Research and Destroy (1986) ... Ernestine Shoop, R. N.
- Self-Diagnosis (1986) ... Ernestine Shoop, R. N.
- The Curmudgeon (1986) ... Ernestine Shoop, R. N.
 1978-1984 ABC Afterschool Specials (TV Series)
Miss Tomas / Mrs. Bradsbury
- Backwards: The Riddle of Dyslexia (1984) ... Miss Tomas
- The Rag Tag Champs (1978) ... Mrs. Bradsbury
 1982 Victims (TV Movie)
Sgt. Ashcroft
 1980 Guyana Tragedy: The Story of Jim Jones (TV Movie)
Mrs. Jefferson
 1980 Jimmy B. & André (TV Movie)
Andre's Mother
 1980 High Ice (TV Movie)
Dr. Pittman
 1979 The White Shadow (TV Series)
Louelia Judd
- Sudden Death (1979) ... Louelia Judd
 1979 I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings (TV Movie)
Miss Flowers
 1978-1979 Grandpa Goes to Washington (TV Series)
Madge
- Grace (1979) ... Madge
- The Red Hot Gift (1978) ... Madge
- The Senator's Widow (1978) ... Madge
- Kelley Inherits Tony (1978) ... Madge
- Birthday Party (1978) ... Madge
 1978 Uncle Joe Shannon
Margaret
 1978 One in a Million: The Ron LeFlore Story (TV Movie)
Georgia LeFlore
 1978 Convoy
Widow Woman
 1977 Walkin' Walter (TV Series)
Roseabell Hoxie (1977)
 1977 Serpico (TV Series)
Michelle
- One Long Tomorrow (1977) ... Michelle
 1977 Roots (TV Mini Series)
Bell Reynolds
- Part V (1977) ... Bell Reynolds
- Part IV (1977) ... Bell Reynolds
- Part III (1977) ... Bell Reynolds
 1976 Executive Suite (TV Series)
Judge Gillespie
- Re: Who Shall Hall Bring Mercy (1976) ... Judge Gillespie
 1976 Leadbelly
Miss Eula
 1976 Almos' a Man (TV Movie)
Essie
 1976 I Will... I Will... For Now
Dr. Williams
 1975 Medical Story (TV Series)
- Wasteland (1975)
 1975 Doctors' Hospital (TV Series)
Emma Delaney
- Come at Last to Love (1975) ... Emma Delaney
 1975 Joe Forrester (TV Series)
Sheila Gates
- Stake Out (1975) ... Sheila Gates
 1975 Guess Who's Coming to Dinner (TV Movie)
Sarah Prentiss
 1975 Cornbread, Earl and Me
Leona Hamilton
 1974 The Waltons (TV Series)
Minnie Doze
- The Visitor (1974) ... Minnie Doze
 1974 Medical Center (TV Series)
Arbiter
- Tainted Lady (1974) ... Arbiter
 1974 Conrack
Mrs. Scott
 1974 I Love You... Good-bye
Salesgirl
 1972 Madigan (TV Series)
Boots
- The Midtown Beat (1972) ... Boots
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Height:

5' 8½" (1.74 m)

Spouse:

Dean Compton  (her death) | See more »

Parents:

Herbert Walters | Jemima Walters
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Trivia:

Sinclair, having died in 1995 at Los Angeles' Good Samaritan Hospital following a 13 year battle with leukemia, could not reprise her role as Queen Sarabi in The Lion King 2: Simba's Pride (1998). The directors felt that replacing her voice could be seen as disrespectful and inappropriate. Sinclair was survived by her second husband, Dean Compton; her two sons; her mother; and her sister. See more »

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