African-American singing cowboy Herb Jeffries dies at 100

  • by: JESSICA HERNDON , Associated Press
  • Updated: May 26, 2014 - 10:50 PM

LOS ANGELES — Herb Jeffries, the jazz singer and actor who performed with Duke Ellington and was known as the "Bronze Buckaroo" in a series of all-black 1930s Westerns, died of heart failure Sunday morning at a Los Angeles hospital. He was 100.

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