Herb Jeffries, Star of Black Cowboy Movies, Dies at 100

May 27, 2014 1:24 PM

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*Herb Jeffries, the jazz singer and actor who performed with Duke Ellington and was known as the “Bronze Buckaroo” in a number of all-black 1930s Westerns, died of heart failure Sunday morning at a Los Angeles hospital, reports the Associated Press. He was 100.

His death was confirmed by Raymond Strait, who worked with Jeffries on his not-yet-published autobiography titled “Color of Love.”

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