John West Sinclair

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John West Sinclair
John West Sinclair

(1900-01-06)January 6, 1900
DiedFebruary 13, 1945(1945-02-13) (aged 45)
Resting placePierce Brothers Valhalla Memorial Park
Years active1920'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.


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.


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