Stepin Fetchit

Is your surname Perry?

Research the Perry family

Share your family tree and photos with the people you know and love

  • Build your family tree online
  • Share photos and videos
  • Smart Matching™ technology
  • Free!

Lincoln Theodore Monroe Andrew Perry

Also Known As: "Stepin Fetchit"
Birthplace: Key West, Monroe, Florida
Death: November 19, 1985 (83)
Motion Picture & Television Country House, Woodland Hills, California (Pneumonia and Congestive heart failure)
Place of Burial: East Los Angeles, California
Immediate Family:

Son of Joseph Perry and Dora Perry
Husband of Bernice Perry
Ex-husband of Winifred Perry and Dorothy Stevenson
Father of Donald Lambright and Private
Brother of Sarah Perry and Merian Perry

Occupation: Comedian, Fox contract actor
Managed by: Kenneth Kwame Welsh, (C)
Last Updated:
view all

Immediate Family

About Stepin Fetchit

Lincoln Theodore Monroe Andrew Perry, better known by the stage name Stepin Fetchit, was an American comedian and film actor who had his greatest fame throughout the 1930s. In films and on stage, the persona of Stepin Fetchit was billed as "the Laziest Man in the World."

Perry parlayed the Fetchit persona into a successful film career and became a millionaire. He was the first Black actor to do so. He was also the first Black actor to receive featured screen credit in a film.

He was born in Key West, Florida to West Indian immigrants. He was the second child of Joseph Perry, a cigar maker from Jamaica (although some sources indicate the Bahamas) and Dora Monroe, a seamstress from Nassau.

view all

Stepin Fetchit's Timeline

May 30, 1902
Key West, Monroe, Florida
November 19, 1985
Age 83
Woodland Hills, California
East Los Angeles, California