Sinclair received an Emmy Award nomination for her role as Belle in the miniseries Roots. She went on to a long-running stint in the 1980s as nurse Ernestine Shoop on the series Trapper John, M.D. opposite Pernell Roberts.
Sinclair became known to another generation for her portrayal of Sarabi (though the character has only one line), Simba's mother in the Disney animated film The Lion King (1994). The film became the best selling home video.
Sinclair played the first female captain to be featured in Star Trek. She played the captain of the crippled USS Saratoga in Star Trek IV The Voyage Home.
She died in 1995 of leukaemia.
Madge Sinclair Facts
|Birthday||April 28, 1938|
|Date of death||December 20, 1995 (Los Angeles, California, USA, age 57)|