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Also Known As: Lincoln Theodore Monroe Andrew Perry, Step'N Fetchit, Stepin' Fetchit, Lincoln Theodore Monroe Andrew Perry Died: November 19, 1985
Born: May 30, 1902 Cause of Death: pneumonia
Birth Place: Key West, Florida, USA Profession: actor, vaudevillian

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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.

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.

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Amazing Grace (1974) Cousin Lincoln
2.
 Cutter (1972) Shoeshine Man
3.
 The Sun Shines Bright (1953) Jeff
4.
 Bend of the River (1952) Adam
5.
6.
 Zenobia (1939) Zero
7.
 His Exciting Night (1938) Casper
8.
 Love Is News (1937) Penrod
9.
 Fifty Roads to Town (1937) Percy
10.
 On the Avenue (1937) Herman
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Notes

He was given the Bethune-Cookman Award.

Received Black Filmmaker's Hall of Fame Award in 1978

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wife:
Bernice Sims. Died in 1985 in Woodland Hills, CA.

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son:
Donald Fetchit. Killed three men then committed suiced in 1969.
son:
Jemojo Joseph Perry.

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