Roger Sinclair (Godfather of Graving)

September 19, 1931 – October 18, 2014

Did you know Doris Day’s sister died? Oh, yeah. Her name was Doo-Dah.


Roger Sinclair
Roger Sinclair


On January 24, 2015 there was a funeral service for my friend Roger at Forest Lawn Glendale. (You can say toodles to Michael Jackson, his neighbor)



“I think this is the first time any of us have been in this building for the reason it was built.” – me



Thanks Kimberly for the pic!


Come on by and say Hi to Roger and me. A small portion of his ashes now rest alongside the Roger Sinclair Memorial Lite Brite.



The Academy Motion Picture Arts & Sciences proudly displays The Roger Sinclair Collection – which includes 30+ binders, arranged by cemetery, of celebrity grave photos with handwritten biographies and newspaper clippings that Roger collected over the years predating Find A Grave and the Celebrity Underground.




Roger used to be a biker known as ‘Rod’ in San Francisco.  He was friends with Steve McQueen.




One thought on “Roger Sinclair (Godfather of Graving)

  • November 9, 2021 at 12:51 am

    Roger Sinclair was a dear friend for many years. We attended many social events together and of course several funerals. He always knew the answer to any question you had regarding a cemetery. a person in it ,or where that person could be located. Meeting ROGER and knowing him and having him as a friend was a real treasure in my life.. He had a great sense of humor and was a very interesting person. The fact that many of his writings and cemetery listings will be at the Museum of the Academy, he would be so happy knowing this and I’m sure he is truly resting in peace knowing that his vast knowledge is being kept in such a great library. Dear ROGER you are missed. Your friend always Lloyd

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