Willie Best

May 27, 1913

Bio: African American actor Willie Best made his screen debut in Harold Lloyd's Feet First (1930). When Best, a veteran of a travelling show, came to Hollywood, he immediately fell prey to the stereotyping of the era. Promoted as a "new Stepin Fetchit," Best was transformed into a shuffling, "Yassuh boss" character billed as "Sleep 'N' Eat." Studio press releases of the… More


Willie Best Videos

High Sierra
3 minutes 39 seconds
The Littlest Rebel
2 minutes 33 seconds
Juke Girl
30 seconds
The Ghost Breakers
2 minutes 9 seconds

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