Stepin Fetchit

Stepin Fetchit

Highest Rated: 100% Bend of the River (1952)

Lowest Rated: 20% Won Ton Ton, the Dog Who Saved Hollywood (1976)

Birthday: May 30, 1902

Birthplace: Not Available

African American comedic character actor Stepin Fetchit, born Lincoln Perry, left his home in 1914 to pursue a show-business career. He first joined the Royal American Shows plantation revues adopting the stage name "Stepin Fetchit." He went on to spend several years on the vaudeville circuit. In the late '20s, he arrived in Hollywood where he made an immediate impact; by the time he appeared in Hearts in Dixie (1929) he was being hailed by some as one of the greatest screen comedians. In the more politically correct 1990s, Fetchit's screen persona of the lazy, inarticulate, and easily frightened Negro is considered extremely racist and offensive, but back in the unenlightened '30s, audiences found him hysterically funny, and he was the most celebrated black comic actor in Hollywood. He made few films after 1940, drifting into obscurity before resurfacing in the late '60s as a member of boxer Muhammad Ali's entourage (he had converted to the Black Muslim faith); he was also the litigant in a suit against CBS, whom he felt had negatively represented him in a 1968 TV documentary. He made two more films in the '70s, Amazing Grace (1974) and Won Ton Ton, the Dog Who Saved Hollywood (1976).

Highest Rated Movies



20% Won Ton Ton, the Dog Who Saved Hollywood Dancing Butler 1976
No Score Yet Amazing Grace Cousin Lincoln 1974
No Score Yet The Sun Shines Bright Jeff Poindexter 1953
100% Bend of the River Adam 1952
No Score Yet Miracle in Harlem 'Swifty' 1948
No Score Yet The Big Timers Actor 1945
No Score Yet Zenobia, (Elephants Never Forget) Zero 1939
No Score Yet Love Is News Penrod 1937
No Score Yet On The Avenue Herman 1937
No Score Yet Fifty Roads to Town Percy 1937
No Score Yet Dimples Cicero 1936
No Score Yet The Lady Consents Actor 1936
89% The Littlest Rebel Actor 1935
No Score Yet Steamboat Round The Bend Jonah 1935
No Score Yet Charlie Chan in Egypt Snowshoes 1935
No Score Yet The County Chairman Sassafras 1935
No Score Yet Bachelor of Arts Dulga 1935
No Score Yet The World Moves On Dixie 1934
No Score Yet Stand Up and Cheer! George Bernard Shaw 1934
80% Judge Priest Jeff Poindexter 1934
No Score Yet Marie Galante Bartender 1934
No Score Yet The Galloping Ghost Actor 1931
No Score Yet The Prodigal Hokey 1931
No Score Yet Wild Horse Actor 1931
No Score Yet Salute Smoke Screen 1929
No Score Yet Fox Movietone Follies of 1929 Swifty 1929
No Score Yet Show Boat Joe 1929
No Score Yet Hearts In Dixie Gummy 1929


No quotes approved yet.