(as Step'n Fetchit)
"Richard's Answer - Part 1" / "Richard's Answer - Part 2" (Apollo Records)
3 Print Biographies |
4 Portrayals |
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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.
The first black actor to become a millionaire, he owned 12 automobiles and had 16 servants at the height of his fame. By 1947, he had squandered his immense fortune and was forced into bankruptcy.