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Herb Jeffries (1913-2014)


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Known as "The Bronze Buckaroo," Jeffries, who starred in numerous African-American westerns, has died at the age of 100. Turner Classic Movies aired two of his films -- "Two Gun Man from Harlem" (1938) and "Harlem Rides the Range" (1939) -- during its July 2011 celebration of singing cowboys.

 

http://www.washingtonpost.com/entertainment/herb-jeffries-jazz-balladeer-and-star-of-all-black-cowboy-movies-dies/2014/05/26/a2416490-c5da-11df-94e1-c5afa35a9e59_story.html?wprss=rss_entertainment

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When I read the obits today in the Times and the Washington Post, I immediately went to YouTube and had myself a Jeffries mini-festival, beginning with

 

 

 

and his biggest hit,

, both recorded with the great Duke Ellington.

 

What a voice, and what a life.   R.I.P.,  "Bronze Buckaroo"

 

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Anyone notice the second billing here, the actor later known best in the role of Andrew H. Brown.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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