STEPIN FETCHIT, and wife DOROTHY STEVENSON (1929)Fox, Fetchit became a Fox contract player in 1929 after several years of film making. This portrait with his first wife was distributed at the time for publicity. It is stamped on the back “Screen Secrets, July 31, 1929,” and was for that magazine. Thrice married, he is likely the most controversial of character actors in film history. Born Lincoln Theodore Monroe Andrew Perry in 1902, he was a talented physical comedian who achieved star status as a supporting character player, and who also was a millionaire in the 1930’s.It is even more unusual and rare to find any kind of 20’s portrait of Fetchit.
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