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Stepin Fetchit

Friday, 30th May 1902 - Tuesday, 19th November 1985
Key West FL
USA


He may have been the first black actor to make a million dollars, but he did it by knowingly playing an offensive caricature of his own race. Apparently, if you write for NPR, that makes him "subversive." Personally, I just think it means he was a despicable person.



Neck and Neck
The Hustler
1931
Bachelor of Arts
Dulga
1934
Carolina
1934
David Harum
1934
Judge Priest
Jeff Poindexter
1934
Stand Up and Cheer
George Bernard Shaw
1934
Marie Galante
Bartender
1934
World Moves On
1934
Steamboat 'Round the Bend
1935
Littlest Rebel
1935
County Chairman
1935
Charlie Chan in Egypt
Snowshoes
1935
Lady Consents
1936
Dimples
1936
Fifty Roads to Town
1937
Love is News
1937
On the Avenue
Step
1937
Zenobia
Zero
1939
Miracle in Harlem
'Swifty', the Handyman
1948
Bend of the River
Adam
1951
Sun Shines Bright
Jeff Poindexter
1953
A.k.a. Cassius Clay
Himself (archive footage)
1970
Amazing Grace
Cousin Lincoln
1974
Won Ton Ton, The Dog Who Saved Hollywood
Dancing Butler
1975




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