Stepin Fetchit

Actor, Vaudevillian
Stepin Fetchit worked in a variety of genres and built up a diverse and reputable career. Fetchit's early acting career consisted of roles in various films, such as the Laura La Plante drama "Show Boat" (1929), "Big ... Read more »
Born: 05/30/1902 in Key West, Florida, USA

Filmography

Actor (31)

Amazing Grace 1974 (Movie)

Cousin Lincoln (Actor)

A.K.A. Cassius Clay 1969 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Salute 1928 (Movie)

Smoke Screen (Actor)

Bachelor of Arts (Movie)

Dulga (Actor)

Bend of the River (Movie)

Adam (Actor)

Big Time (Movie)

Eli (Actor)

Charlie Chan in Egypt (Movie)

Snowshoes (Actor)

David Harum (Movie)

Sylvester (Actor)

Dimples (Movie)

Cicero (Actor)

Fifty Roads to Town (Movie)

Percy (Actor)

Fox Movietone Follies of 1929 (Movie)

Swifty (Actor)

Hearts in Dixie (Movie)

Gummy (Actor)

Helldorado (Movie)

Ulysses (Actor)

In Old Kentucky (Movie)

Highpockets (Actor)

Innocents of Paris (Movie)

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Judge Priest (Movie)

Jeff Poindexter (Actor)

Love Is News (Movie)

Penrod (Actor)

Marie Galante (Movie)

Bartender (Actor)

Miracle in Harlem (Movie)

Swifty (Actor)

On the Avenue (Movie)

Herman (Actor)

Show Boat (Movie)

Joe [Story] (Actor)

Stand up and Cheer (Movie)

George Bernard Shaw (Actor)

Steamboat Round the Bend (Movie)

George Lincoln Washington (Actor)

The Big Fight (Movie)

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The County Chairman (Movie)

Sassafras (Actor)

The Lady Consents (Movie)

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The Littlest Rebel (Movie)

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The Sun Shines Bright (Movie)

Jeff Poindexter (Actor)

The World Moves On (Movie)

Dixie (Actor)

Wild Horse (Movie)

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Zenobia (Movie)

Zero (Actor)

Biography

Stepin Fetchit worked in a variety of genres and built up a diverse and reputable career. Fetchit's early acting career consisted of roles in various films, such as the Laura La Plante drama "Show Boat" (1929), "Big Time" (1929) and the drama "Salute" (1929) with George O'Brien. He also appeared in "Hearts in Dixie" (1929), the John Breeden musical "Fox Movietone Follies of 1929" (1929) and "The Big Fight" (1930). He kept working in film throughout the thirties, starring in "David Harum" (1934) with Will Rogers, "Marie Galante" (1934) and "Stand Up and Cheer" (1934). He also appeared in the dramatic adaptation "Carolina" (1934) with Janet Gaynor. Film continued to be his passion as he played roles in "Fifty Roads to Town" (1937), "On the Avenue" (1937) and the comedy "Zenobia" (1939) with Oliver Hardy. He also appeared in "Miracle in Harlem" (1947) and the James Stewart western "Bend of the River" (1952). Fetchit last acted in the Moms Mabley comedy "Amazing Grace" (1974). Fetchit was married to Bernice Sims and had two sons, Donald Fetchit and Jemojo Joseph Perry. Stepin Fetchit passed away in November 1985 at the age of 83.

Relationships

Jemojo Joseph Perry

Son

Donald Fetchit

Son
killed three men then committed suicide in 1969

Bernice Sims

Wife
died in 1985 in Woodland Hills, CA

Bonus Trivia

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He was given the Bethune-Cookman Award.

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Received Black Filmmaker's Hall of Fame Award in 1978

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