Appeared in the musical revue "Jump for Joy" at the Mayan Theater, Los Angeles, CA, 1941.
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Herb Jefferies | Herbert Jeffrey | Herbert Jeffries
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[in an interview with the Atlanta Journal-Constitution in 2008] I am colored, and I love it. I have a right to identify myself the way I do and if nobody likes it, what are they going to do? Kill my career?
Cowboy star Buck Jones
, very impressed with Jeffries, once tried to send him to South America and have him learn Spanish. His idea was for Jeffries to acquire a new name and identity while there in order for Jones to produce a series of "white" film westerns for him back in Hollywood. Jeffries refused.