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Madge Sinclair is a Actor American born on 28 april 1938 at Kingston (Jamaique)

Madge Sinclair

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Birth name Madge Dorita Walters
Nationality USA
Birth 28 april 1938 at Kingston (Jamaique)
Death 20 december 1995 (at 57 years) at Los Angeles (USA)

Madge Dorita Walters-Sinclair (April 28, 1938 – December 20, 1995) was a Jamaican American actress, best known for her roles in Cornbread, Earl and Me, Coming to America, Trapper John, M.D., and the ABC TV miniseries Roots. She also voiced the character of Sarabi, Mufasa's mate and Simba's mother, in the animated feature film The Lion King. Sinclair won the 1991 Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress - Drama Series for her role as Empress Josephine in Gabriel's Fire.

Best films

Coming to America (1988)

Usually with

Burt Young
Burt Young
(2 films)
Dyan Cannon
Dyan Cannon
(1 films)
Paul Benjamin
Paul Benjamin
(2 films)
Albert Hall
Albert Hall
(2 films)
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Filmography of Madge Sinclair (17 films)

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The Lion King, 1h29
Directed by Roger Allers, Rob Minkoff
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Adventure, Musical, Animation
Themes Films set in Africa, Films about animals, Films about families, Philosophie, Films about religion, Film d'animation mettant en scène un animal, Films about lions, Films about apes, Musical films, Political films, Films based on the Bible, Films about Jews and Judaism, Films based on plays, Films based on works by William Shakespeare, Children's films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère, Suricate, Films about royalty
Actors Matthew Broderick, James Earl Jones, Jeremy Irons, Jonathan Taylor Thomas, Moira Kelly, Joseph Williams
Roles Sarabi, Simba's Mother (voice)
Rating84% 4.247874.247874.247874.247874.24787
In the Pride Lands of Africa, a lion rules over the animals as king. The birth of King Mufasa and Queen Sarabi's son Simba creates envy and resentment in Mufasa's younger brother, Scar, who knows his nephew now replaces him as heir to the throne. After Simba has grown into a young cub, Mufasa gives him a tour of the Pride Lands, teaching him the responsibilities of being a king and the circle of life. Later that day, Scar tricks Simba and his best friend Nala into exploring a forbidden elephant graveyard, despite the protests of Mufasa's hornbill majordomo Zazu. At the graveyard, three spotted hyenas named Shenzi, Banzai and Ed attack the cubs before Mufasa, alerted by Zazu, rescues them and forgives Simba for his actions. That night, the hyenas, who are allied with Scar, plot with him to kill Mufasa and Simba.
Alex Haley's Queen, 4h42
Directed by John Erman
Origin USA
Themes Films about slavery, Films about racism
Actors Halle Berry, Danny Glover, Christopher Allport, Jasmine Guy, Timothy Daly, Martin Sheen
Roles Dora
Rating75% 3.793433.793433.793433.793433.79343
The series begins with the friendly relationship between James Jackson Jr. (Tim Daly), the son of the plantation owner, and one of the slaves, Easter (Jasmine Guy), at the Jackson estate, known as Forks of Cypress, near Florence in northern Alabama. James and Easter have grown up together (within the social limits of the plantation culture), and gradually their feelings for each other have developed into romance. Easter is the daughter of an African-American house slave, Captain Jack (Paul Winfield), and his true love, Annie, another slave, who is part-Cherokee, and who is no longer on the Jackson property.
Jonathan: The Boy Nobody Wanted, 1h35
Directed by George Kaczender
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Documentary
Actors JoBeth Williams, Chris Burke, Dana Barron, Jeffrey DeMunn, Madge Sinclair, Chris Demetral
Rating69% 3.4508953.4508953.4508953.4508953.450895
Jonathan (Chris Burke), a youth with Down Syndrome, is carelessly institutionalized by his parents (Alley Mills and Tom Mason). Ginny Moore (JoBeth Williams), a compassionate volunteer, immediately bonds with Jonathan, alleviating his loneliness and isolation by appointing herself a surrogate mother. Eventually, Jonathan begins to spend more and more time at Ginny's home where he forges a strong bond with the rest of her family (Dana Barron, Chris Demetral, Jeffrey DeMunn). Though his attitude and abilities show a staggering improvement due to Ginny's influence, Jonathan is faced with a new hardship when he is diagnosed with a rare heart disorder that his parents refuse permission to be medically cured. Thus, Ginny must launch a legal campaign to gain guardianship of Jonathan and allow the treatment needed to save his life.
The End of Innocence, 1h42
Directed by Dyan Cannon
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about drugs
Actors Rebecca Schaeffer, John Heard, Dyan Cannon, Stephen Meadows, George Coe, George Cole
Roles Nurse Bowlin
Rating56% 2.821132.821132.821132.821132.82113
A young girl is spiritually torn apart by forces beyond her control. After suffering a nervous breakdown, she is placed in an asylum, where for the first time she is treated as a human being by a compassionate psychiatrist.
Coming to America, 1h56
Directed by John Landis
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Themes Films set in Africa, Monde imaginaire
Actors Eddie Murphy, Arsenio Hall, Shari Headley, James Earl Jones, Madge Sinclair, John Amos
Roles Queen Aoleon
Rating69% 3.497663.497663.497663.497663.49766
Akeem Joffer, the crown prince to the throne of the wealthy African nation of Zamunda, lives a pampered lifestyle with every daily facet performed by servants. Akeem has become fed up with this and wishes to do more for himself. The final straw comes when his parents, King Jaffe and Queen Aeoleon, present him with an arranged bride-to-be named Imani Izzi, whom he has never met and who has been trained to obey Akeem's every command. Akeem concocts a plan to travel to the United States to find an intelligent, independent-minded woman he can both love and respect, and who will love Akeem for who he is and not for his wealth and social status as a prince. Akeem and his best friend/personal aide, Semmi, flip a coin to decide between going to either Los Angeles or New York City, and end up going to New York City. They end up in the borough of Queens and rent a run-down apartment in the neighborhood of Long Island City, passing themselves off as poor foreign students. They begin working at a local fast food restaurant called McDowell's—an obvious ripoff of McDonald's—owned by widower Cleo McDowell and his two daughters, Lisa and Patrice.
Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home, 1h50
Directed by Leonard Nimoy
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Action, Adventure, Comic science fiction
Themes Films about animals, Space adventure films, Seafaring films, Transport films, Time travel films, Dans l'espace, Cétacé, Comedy science fiction films, Films set in the future, Films about extraterrestrial life, Political films, Space opera, Films about extraterrestrial life, Mise en scène d'un cétacé
Actors William Shatner, DeForest Kelley, Leonard Nimoy, James Doohan, George Takei, Walter Koenig
Roles Saratoga Captain (uncredited)
Rating72% 3.649293.649293.649293.649293.64929
In 2286, a large cylindrical probe moves through space, sending out an indecipherable signal and disabling the power of ships it passes. As it takes up orbit around Earth, its signal disables the global power grid and generates planetary storms, creating catastrophic, sun-blocking cloud cover. Starfleet Command sends out a planetary distress call and warns starships not to approach Earth.
Backwards: The Riddle of Dyslexia, 1h
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Actors River Phoenix, Joaquin Phoenix, Judy Farrell, Madge Sinclair
Roles Miss Tomas
Rating79% 3.9545753.9545753.9545753.9545753.954575
Brian Ellsworth is a good student, however he can't read properly. At home he asks his brother Robby for help, whenever he needs some help. When he is at school he tries to avoid reading and writing. Whenever the teacher tells him to write something he disturbs the lesson. Most of the teachers think that Brian is lazy. Brian's classmates think that Brian enjoys to annoy the teachers. Only one of his teachers wants to help Brian. She tries to find out the reasons behind his behaviour. Brian's classmate Kim also tries to help Brian. She gives him private lessons. When it's discovered that Brian sufferers from dyslexia, he finally gets the help he needs. He slowly learns to write and read.
Victims (1982)
, 2h
Directed by Jerrold Freedman
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Actors Kate Nelligan, Ken Howard, Madge Sinclair, Amy Madigan, Jonelle Allen, Sherry Hursey
Roles Sgt. Ashcroft
Rating67% 3.350443.350443.350443.350443.35044
A serial rapist who gets released on a technicality cause of a mishandling of the investigation is pursued by his victims who stalk the man and want revenge for him raping them.
Guyana Tragedy: The Story of Jim Jones, 3h12
Directed by William A. Graham
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Biography
Themes Films about religion
Actors Powers Boothe, Ned Beatty, Brad Dourif, LeVar Burton, Colleen Dewhurst, Irene Cara
Roles Mrs. Jefferson
Rating75% 3.791413.791413.791413.791413.79141
The film draws on Guyana Massacre: The Eyewitness Account and reports from The Washington Post at the time, to describe the life of Jim Jones from a 1960s idealist to the November 1978 mass murder/suicide of members of Peoples Temple in Jonestown, Guyana. In the beginning of the film, Jim Jones is seen helping minorities and working against racism. Later, after a move to San Francisco and increased power and attention, Jones becomes focused on his belief in nuclear holocaust, and moves hundreds of his followers to Guyana. Congressman Leo J. Ryan is notified that some individuals are being held against their will, and after going to investigate, the Guyana tragedy itself is depicted.
Convoy (1978)
, 1h50
Directed by Sam Peckinpah
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Action, Adventure
Themes Transport films, Films about the labor movement, Films about automobiles, Trucker films, Musical films, Road movies, Chase films
Actors Kris Kristofferson, Ali MacGraw, Ernest Borgnine, Burt Young, Seymour Cassel, Madge Sinclair
Roles Widow Woman
Rating63% 3.198193.198193.198193.198193.19819
In the Arizona desert, truck driver Martin "Rubber Duck" Penwald is passed by a woman in a Jaguar E-Type, which leads to an encounter with a sheriff's deputy. Proceeding on his way, Rubber Duck runs into fellow truck drivers Pig Pen/Love Machine and Spider Mike, when another "trucker" informs them over the C.B. that they are okay to increase their speed. The "trucker" turns out to be cold county Sheriff "Dirty Lyle" Wallace, a long-time nemesis of the Duck, who extorts them for $70 each.
Uncle Joe Shannon, 1h48
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Themes Films about music and musicians, Musical films
Actors Burt Young, Madge Sinclair, Doug McKeon, Jason Bernard, Bert Remsen, Adrienne La Russa
Roles Margaret
Rating64% 3.235483.235483.235483.235483.23548
A trumpet player, Joe Shannon believes he has little left to live for when he tragically loses both his wife and child. Only a new relationship with a disadvantaged boy is keeping him from sinking into depression's permanent depths.
Roots (TV miniseries), 9h30
Directed by Gilbert Moses, Marvin J. Chomsky, John Erman, David Greene, David Green
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Historical
Themes Films set in Africa, Films about slavery, Films about racism
Actors John Amos, Ben Vereen, LeVar Burton, Louis Gossett Jr., Georg Stanford Brown, Leslie Uggams
Roles Belle Reynolds
Rating83% 4.1984754.1984754.1984754.1984754.198475
In The Gambia, West Africa, in 1750 Kunta Kinte is born to Omoro Kinte (Thalmus Rasulala), a Mandinka warrior, and his wife, Binta (Cicely Tyson). When Kunta (LeVar Burton) reaches the age of 15, he and a group of other adolescent boys take part in tribal manhood training, ending with a ceremony, after which they become recognized as men and Mandinka warriors. While trying to carry out a task to catch a bird and take it home unharmed, Kunta sees white men carrying firearms, along with their black collaborators. Later, while fetching wood outside his village to make a drum for his younger brother, Kunta is captured by black collaborators under the direction of white men. He is then sold to a slave trader and placed aboard a ship under the command of Capt. Thomas Davies (Edward Asner) for a three-month journey to Colonial America. During the voyage a group of rebels among the human cargo try but fail to stage a mutiny and to take over the ship.
I Will, I Will...For Now, 1h47
Directed by Norman Panama
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Actors Elliott Gould, Diane Keaton, Paul Sorvino, Victoria Principal, Robert Alda, Warren Berlinger
Roles Dr. Williams
Rating47% 2.393752.393752.393752.393752.39375
The marriage of Les and Katie Bingham is in big trouble. They've already split up once, and now they're giving it one more try, but the bedroom of their New York apartment is not a happy place. Les finds her too cold. Katie finds him too fast.
Leadbelly (1976)
, 2h6
Directed by Gordon Parks
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Biography
Themes Films about music and musicians, Le blues, Musical films
Actors Roger E. Mosley, Paul Benjamin, Madge Sinclair, Albert Hall, Art Evans, Ernie Hudson
Roles Miss Eula
Rating71% 3.585533.585533.585533.585533.58553
The story follows Leadbelly during the early years when he worked to be a far famed singer/composer. In flashbacks, it follows his first marriage, his going to different places including a brothel, and recounts the many times he got into trouble with the law, including landing in jail for an accidental murder he never meant to commit.