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Stepin Fetchit

Highest Rated:   100% Bend of the River (1952)
Lowest Rated:   88% The Littlest Rebel (1935)
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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

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet Hearts In Dixie
  • Actor
2012
No Score Yet 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 Dimples
  • Cicero
1936
88% 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 World Moves On
  • Dixie
1934
No Score Yet Stand Up and Cheer
  • George Bernard Shaw
1934
No Score Yet Judge Priest
  • Jeff Poindexter
1934
No Score Yet Marie Galante
  • Bartender
1934
No Score Yet The Galloping Ghost
  • Actor
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

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