Stepin Fetchit

1902 - 1985

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Lincoln Theodore Monroe Andrew Perry (May 30, 1902 – November 19, 1985), better known by the stage name Stepin Fetchit, was an American vaudevillian, comedian, and film actor of Jamaican and Bahamian descent, considered to be the first black actor to have a successful film career. His highest profile was during the 1930s in films and on stage, when his persona of Stepin Fetchit was billed as the "Laziest Man in the World". Perry parlayed the Fetchit persona into a successful film career, becoming the first black actor to earn $1 million. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Stepin Fetchit has received more than 1,063,844 page views. His biography is available in 17 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 16 in 2019). Stepin Fetchit is the 6,915th most popular actor (down from 5,977th in 2019), the 10,650th most popular biography from United States (down from 8,568th in 2019) and the 3,527th most popular American Actor.

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Among actors, Stepin Fetchit ranks 6,915 out of 10,030Before him are Richard Biggs, Kwon Yu-ri, Sada Thompson, Nick Robinson, Chad Coleman, and Alka Yagnik. After him are Krystal Jung, Andy Richter, Awkwafina, Enrique Murciano, Riley Keough, and Trini Alvarado.

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Among people born in 1902, Stepin Fetchit ranks 275Before him are Guy Lombardo, Commodore Cochran, Richard Allen, Douglas Lowe, Louise Beavers, and Esther Ralston. After him are Walter Dietrich, Irene Ryan, and Frances Bavier. Among people deceased in 1985, Stepin Fetchit ranks 224Before him are Carlos P. Romulo, William Stevenson, Saunders Lewis, Patricia Roberts Harris, William Alwyn, and Evelyn Ankers. After him are John Davis Lodge and Eva Bowring.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Stepin Fetchit ranks 10,650 out of 15,968Before him are Nick Robinson (1995), Dean Malenko (1960), Chad Coleman (1974), Brooklyn Decker (1987), Chuck Leavell (1952), and Benjamin Stoddert (1751). After him are Krystal Jung (1994), Timothy M. Dolan (1950), Andy Richter (1966), David Silveria (1972), Awkwafina (1988), and John Ruiz (1972).

Among ACTORS In United States

Among actors born in United States, Stepin Fetchit ranks 3,527Before him are Mary-Kate Olsen (1986), Esther Ralston (1902), Erik King (1963), Richard Biggs (1960), Nick Robinson (1995), and Chad Coleman (1974). After him are Krystal Jung (1994), Andy Richter (1966), Awkwafina (1988), Enrique Murciano (1973), Riley Keough (1989), and Trini Alvarado (1967).

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