(as Step'n Fetchit)
"Richard's Answer - Part 1" / "Richard's Answer - Part 2" (Apollo Records)
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Step'n Fetchit | Stepin' Fetchit
5' 10" (1.78 m)
Did You Know?
Like [Charles Chaplin
], I played the part of a simple, sincere, honest and lovable character who won sympathy from an audience by being tolerant of those who hurt him, so that he could be good to those he loved.
Despite the strong criticisms he received during the civil rights era over his playing to the worst stereotypes of blacks, in later years he was praised for his part in opening doors for black actors, notably receiving the Special Image Award by the NAACP. He was elected to the Black Filmmakers Hall of Fame in 1978.