Jean Sincere

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Jean Sincere
Born Jean Sincere
(1919-08-16)August 16, 1919
Mount Vernon, New York
Died April 3, 2013(2013-04-03) (aged 93)
Los Angeles, California
Occupation Actress
Years active 1941-2013
Spouse(s) Charles Carmine Zambello
(m.1949-1992; his death)

Jean Sincere "Sinny" Zambello (August 16, 1919 – April 3, 2013) was an American film, television, theater and voice actress. Her credits included the films Roxanne and The Incredibles, as well as recent roles in the television musical, Glee.[1][2]


Sincere was born on August 16, 1919, in Mount Vernon, New York.[1] In 1941, she debuted in her first Broadway performance in a production of Arsenic and Old Lace.[1][2] Sincere joined the United Service Organizations (USO), entertaining American troops during World War II.[1][2]

Sincere provided the voice for Mrs. Hogenson in the 2004 Pixar film, The Incredibles, directed by Brad Bird. She was cast in a recurring role as the Librarian in the FOX series, Glee, in 2010 and 2011.[1][2] Her last role was in a guest appearance as Gloria on the Nickelodeon series, iCarly, in November 2012.

Jean Sincere died from natural causes in Los Angeles, California, on April 3, 2013, at the age of 93.[1] She was survived by her two children, director Francesca Zambello and art dealer Larry Zambello.[1] Her late husband, Charles Carmine Zambello, whom she married in 1949, died in 1992.[1][2] She was a Christian Scientist.[2]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h "Stage and Screen Actress Jean 'Sinny' Sincere Zambello Passes Away". Broadway World. 2013-04-05. Retrieved 2013-04-08. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f "Jean Sincere Zambello Obituary". (Los Angeles Times). 2013-04-07. Retrieved 2013-04-08. 

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