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The Bronze Buckaroo -- Bob Blake and his boys arrive at Joe Jackson's ranch to find him missing. While Slim cheats Dusty out of his money using ventriloquism and marked cards...

Overview

Date of Death:
25 May 2014, West Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA See more »
Contact:
View manager and company contact info on IMDbPro.
Mini Biography:
This velvet-toned jazz baritone and sometime actor was (and perhaps still... See more »
Trivia:
According to some sources, his birth name was Herbert Ironton Jeffries. See more »
STARmeter: ?
Down 46% in popularity this week. See why on IMDbPro.
Awards:
2 wins See more »
Alternate Names:
Herb Jefferies | Herbert Jeffrey | Herbert Jeffries

Filmography

Actor:
  1. The Cherokee Kid (1996) (TV) .... Herb Jeffries
  2. "American Experience" .... Commentator (actor) (1 episode, 1994)
        - Midnight Ramble (1994) TV episode (as Herb Jefferies) .... Commentator (actor)

  3. Portrait of a Hitman (1979) .... Charlie Blue
  4. Twice in a Lifetime (1974) (TV) .... Hank Davis
  5. Jarrett (1973) (TV) .... Karoufi
  6. "Hawaii Five-O" .... Jardine / ... (4 episodes, 1969-1973)
    ... aka "McGarrett" - USA (rerun title)
        - The Diamond That Nobody Stole (1973) TV episode (as Herbert Jeffries) .... Professor Kung
        - Is This Any Way to Run a Paradise? (1971) TV episode .... Klosmosky
        - Highest Castle, Deepest Grave (1971) TV episode .... Professor
        - Face of the Dragon (1969) TV episode .... Jardine
  7. Chrome and Hot Leather (1971) .... Ned
  8. "Where's Huddles?" .... Freight Train (10 episodes, 1970)
        - One Man's Family (1970) TV episode (voice) .... Freight Train
        - A Sticky Affair (1970) TV episode (voice) .... Freight Train
        - The Odd Trio (1970) TV episode (voice) .... Freight Train
        - Get That Letter Back (1970) TV episode (voice) .... Freight Train
        - To Catch a Thief (1970) TV episode (voice) .... Freight Train
          (5 more)

  9. "The Virginian" .... Frank Hammel (1 episode, 1969)
    ... aka "The Men from Shiloh" - USA (ninth season title)
        - Stopover (1969) TV episode .... Frank Hammel
  10. "The Name of the Game" .... Deputy Coroner / ... (2 episodes, 1968)
        - The Black Answer (1968) TV episode .... W.B. Keys
        - Fear of High Places (1968) TV episode .... Deputy Coroner
  11. "I Dream of Jeannie" .... Copter Pilot (1 episode, 1967)
        - The Second Greatest Con Artist in the World (1967) TV episode .... Copter Pilot

  12. Calypso Joe (1957) .... Calypso Joe
  13. Disc Jockey (1951) .... Herb Jeffries

  14. Harlem Rides the Range (1939) (as Herbert Jeffrey) .... Bob Blake
  15. The Bronze Buckaroo (1939) (as Herbert Jeffrey) .... Bob Blake
  16. Two-Gun Man from Harlem (1938) (as Herbert Jeffrey) .... Bob Blake / The Deacon
  17. Rhythm Rodeo (1938) .... Singing Cowboy
  18. Harlem on the Prairie (1937) (as Herbert Jeffries) .... Jeff Kincaid
Soundtrack:
  1. Hollywood Singing and Dancing: A Musical History - The 1930s: Dancing Away the Great Depression (2009) (V) (performer: "Got the Payday Blues" (uncredited))
  2. Hollywood Singing and Dancing: A Musical Treasure (2008) (TV) (performer: "Got the Payday Blues" (uncredited))

  3. "California's Gold" (1 episode, 1996)
        - Santa Rosa Island (1996) TV episode (writer: "I'm a Happy Cowboy" (uncredited)) (performer: "I'm a Happy Cowboy" (uncredited))

  4. Basin Street Revue (1956) (performer: "A Woman is a Worrisome Thing" (uncredited))
    ... aka "Basin Street Review" - USA (TV title)
  5. "Show Time at the Apollo" (6 episodes)
        - Basin Street Revue (????) TV episode (performer: "A Woman Is a Worrisome Thing")
        - Beale Street Revue (????) TV episode (performer: "My Basin Street Blues")
        - Blues in Harlem (????) TV episode (performer: "Baby Won't You Please Go Home")
        - Harlem Merry-Go-Round (????) TV episode (performer: "After Hours")
        - Harlem Variety Revue (????) TV episode (performer: "In My Heart")
          (1 more)
  6. Rhythm and Blues Revue (1955) (performer: "In My Heart (There's a Song)")
  7. Wicked Woman (1953) (performer: "Wicked Woman")
  8. Varieties (1952) (writer: "Bayou") (performer: "Bayou")
    ... aka "Jimmy Dorsey's Varieties" - USA (complete title)
  9. Disc Jockey (1951) (writer: "Disc Jockey", "In My Heart")

  10. Manhattan Angel (1949) (writer: "Candy Store Blues")
  11. Flamingo (1942) (performer: "Flamingo")

  12. Harlem Rides the Range (1939) (performer: "I'm a Happy Cowboy", "Prairie Flower")
  13. The Bronze Buckaroo (1939) (performer: "I'm a Happy Cowboy", "Got the Payday Blues")
  14. Two-Gun Man from Harlem (1938) (performer: "I'm a Happy Cowboy")
  15. Harlem on the Prairie (1937) (performer: "Romance in the Rain", "Harlem on the Prairie", "Albuquerque", "A New Range in Heaven")
Composer:
  1. Calypso Joe (1957)

  2. Two-Gun Man from Harlem (1938) (as Herbert Jeffrey)
Director:
  1. Mundo depravados (1967) (as Herb Jefferies)
    ... aka "World of the Depraved" - USA (alternative title)
Writer:
  1. Mundo depravados (1967) (story and screenplay)
    ... aka "World of the Depraved" - USA (alternative title)
Self:
  1. Tempest Storm (2016) (completed) .... Himself

  2. A Colored Life: The Herb Jeffries Story (2008) .... Himself
  3. Black, White and All That Jazz (2007) .... Himself
  4. In the Shadow of Hollywood: Race Movies and the Birth of Black Cinema (2007) (V) .... Himself
  5. "Independent Lens" .... Himself (1 episode, 2007)
        - Billy Strayhorn: Lush Life (2007) TV episode .... Himself
  6. Frankie Laine: An American Dreamer (2006) (V) .... Himself
  7. Rough Riders & Black Cowboy Legends (2004) (TV) .... Himself
  8. That's Black Entertainment: Westerns (2002) (TV) (also archive footage) (as Herbert Jeffries) .... Interviewee

  9. Keepers of the Frame (1999) .... Himself
  10. "Austin City Limits" .... Himself (1 episode, 1996)
        - Sagebrush Symphony (1996) TV episode .... Himself
  11. Spencer Williams: Remembrances of an Early Black Film Pioneer (1996) (V) .... Himself

  12. Blues for Central Avenue (1986) .... Himself
    ... aka "Ernie Andrews: Blues for Central Avenue" - USA (TV title)

  13. Down at the Dunbar (1979) .... Himself

  14. Lionel Hampton and Herb Jeffries (1956) .... Himself
    ... aka "Musical Featurettes (1955-1956 season) #3: Lionel Hampton and Herb Jeffries" - USA (series title)
  15. Basin Street Revue (1956) .... Himself
    ... aka "Basin Street Review" - USA (TV title)
  16. "Show Time at the Apollo" .... Himself - Singer (6 episodes)
        - Basin Street Revue (????) TV episode .... Himself - Singer
        - Beale Street Revue (????) TV episode .... Himself - Singer
        - Blues in Harlem (????) TV episode .... Himself - Singer
        - Harlem Merry-Go-Round (????) TV episode .... Himself - Singer
        - Harlem Variety Revue (????) TV episode .... Himself - Singer
          (1 more)
  17. Rhythm and Blues Revue (1955) .... Himself
  18. Varieties (1952) .... Himself
    ... aka "Jimmy Dorsey's Varieties" - USA (complete title)
  19. "Songs for Sale" .... Himself (1 episode, 1952)
        - Episode dated 15 March 1952 (1952) TV episode .... Himself

  20. Flamingo (1942) .... Himself - Singer
Archive Footage:
  1. The 87th Annual Academy Awards (2015) (TV) .... Himself - Actor (In Memoriam)
  2. Golden Saddles, Silver Spurs (2000) (TV)
  3. "America's Music: The Roots of Country" (1996) .... Himself (1996)


Additional Details

Other Works:
CD: "The Bronze Buckaroo Rides Again", 1996. See more »
Publicity Listings:
1 Biographical Movie | 1 Print Biography | 1 Article See more »
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