John West Sinclair

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John West Sinclair
Born John West Sinclair
(1900-01-06)January 6, 1900
Memphis, Tennessee
Died February 13, 1945(1945-02-13) (aged 45)
Los Angeles, California
Resting place
Pierce Brothers Valhalla Memorial Park
Occupation Actor
Years active 1920's-1945

John West Sinclair (January 6, 1900 - February 13, 1945) was an American actor who worked primarily in silent films.

Early life and career[edit]

Tennessee-born comedian Sinclair, was a favorite stunt double for such 1920s action heroes as Ken Maynard, Billy Sullivan and Reed Howes. Later he wrote gags for W.C. Fields' comedies It's a Gift and Man on the Flying Trapeze, and had uncredited walk-on roles in several sound-era films.

Sinclair's residence was at 8229 Blackburn Avenue, Los Angeles, California. He was married to actress Thelma Hill.

Death[edit]

Sinclair died on February 13, 1945 of cirrhosis of the liver, at the age of 45. He is buried at Pierce Brothers Valhalla Memorial Park, in North Hollywood in a grave marked only by a brass plate with nothing engraved upon it.

Filmography[edit]

  • High Spirits (1927)
  • It Pays to Advertise (1931)
  • Million Dollar Legs (1932)
  • High Gear (1933)
  • Kiss and Make Up (1934)
  • Car 99 (1935)
  • Secret Service of the Air (1939)
  • The Great American Broadcast (1941)
  • All Through the Night (1942)
  • They Got Me Covered (1943)
  • Hail the Conquering Hero (1944)

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