Stepin Fetchit with his Cadillac Phaeton - Page 4

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Stepin Fetchit with his Cadillac Phaeton

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. Cadillac was formed from the remnants of the Henry Ford Company. After a dispute between Henry Ford and his investors, Ford left the company. Ford's financial backers William Murphy and Lemuel Bowen called in engineer Henry M. Leland prepare liquidating the company's assets. Instead, Leland persuaded the pair to continue manufacturing automobiles. A new company called the Cadillac Automobile Company was established in 1902. It was named after French explorer Antoine Laumet de La Mothe, sieur de Cadillac, who had also founded Detroit in 1701.

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