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.
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.
Playing stereotypical black roles endeared him to white audiences.
He was born in Key West, Florida, the second child of West Indian immigrants.
He starred alongside Will Rogers in several Westerns, holding his own alongside the great cowboy.