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Black American actor, born Lincoln Perry, he left his home in 1914 to pursue a show-business career. He first joined the Royal American Shows plantation revues adopting the stage name "Stepin Fetchit." He spent several years on the vaudeville circuit, arriving in Hoollywood in the late '20s where he made an immediate impact; by the time he appeared in Hearts in Dixie (1929) he was being hailed by some as one of the greatest screen comedians. S.P. 5 1/2" x 4 1/4" a printed postcard showing him in character with Will Rogers. Signed in green ink in a lighter portion of the image at bottom left. Mounting remnants on verso, moderate toning at margins, else very good.

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March 30, 2011 11:00 AM EDT

Stamford, CT, US

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