Jamaican Hall of Fame
Madge Dorita Sinclair- Jamaican Actress
She was born in Kingston. Jamaica on April 27, 1938, to a middle class family. The families’ fluctuating economic situation, affected her personally and emotionally. Therefore motivating her to become more self-sufficient at an early age by becoming a “go-getter”.
After turning 30, Sinclair became a school teacher in Jamaica. She later married and had two sons. Madge Sinclair eventually left Jamaica to migrate to the United States. Upon her arrival she settled in New York where she pursued Modeling and an acting career.
Madge Sinclair’s career bloomed as a result of her association with the New York Shakespearian Festival. She began playing various film roles. Most noted for her work on Roots: The Mini-Series, Trapper John, M.D., The Lion King and Coming To America. Her part as Belle in roots won her an Emmy.
She was diagnosed with Leukemia in the early 1980’s; however, she ignored the Doctors’ diagnosis and continued to work beyond their predictions. An excellent actress and a fighter, Madge Sinclair died of Leukemia on December 20, 1995 in Los Angeles California.