Stepin Fetchit

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Birthday
30, 1902
Birthplace
Key West, FL
Death Date
Nov 19, 1985 (83)
Birth Sign
Gemini
Birthday
30, 1902
Birthplace
Key West, FL
Death Date
Nov 19, 1985 (83)

About

Hollywood's first black film star who earned millions by playing stereotypical racist roles. His films include The Ghost Talks, Big Timers, and 36 Hours to Kill.

Before Fame

He began his on stage career as a comic actor, and developed his 'Laziest Man In the World' persona for a two-man vaudeville act.

Trivia

Playing stereotypical black roles endeared him to white audiences.

Family Life

He was born in Key West, Florida, the second child of West Indian immigrants.

Associated With

He starred alongside Will Rogers in several Westerns, holding his own alongside the great cowboy.

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