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Jeffries, Herb


  • [Individual was a Western Performers Hall of Fame inductee.]

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    • Jeffries, Herbert
    • Jeffrey, Herb
    • Jeffrey, Herbert
    • Jefferies, Herb
    • Jeffreys, Herb
    • Balentino, Umberto Alejandro
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  • Sources

    • found: Sessions, live: Modern Jazz Quartet ... [SR] p1976 (a.e.)label (Herb Jeffries)
    • found: The bronze buckaroo, c1996:opening credits (Herbert Jeffrey)
    • found: New Grove dict. of jazz(Jeffries, Herb; b. Sept. 24, 1916; musician, actor)
    • found: Internet movie database, Apr. 11, 1999(Herb Jeffries; also known as Herbert Jeffrey, Herb Jeffrey, Herbert Jeffries)
    • found: IMDb, May 9, 2008(Herb Jeffries; b. Sept. 24, 1911, Detroit, Mich.; alternate names: Herb Jefferies, Herbert Jeffrey, Herbert Jeffries)
    • found: Wikipedia, May 9, 2008(Herb Jeffries; Herbert "Herb" Jeffries; b. Sept. 24, 1911, Detroit, Mich.; American jazz singer and actor; Herb Jeffreys)
    • found: Herb Jeffrey/Jeffries, viewed May 9, 2008(Herb Jeffries; b. Detroit, 1911)
    • found: AMG, May 9, 2008(Herb Jeffries; b. Sept. 24, 1916)
    • found: New York times (online), viewed May 27, 2014(in obituary published May 26: Herb Jeffries; b. Herbert Jeffrey, Sept. 24, 1913 or 1914, Detroit; the credits on his 1941 hit single Flamingo mistakenly called him Jeffries, so he renamed himself to match the typo; in 1951, he told Life magazine that he was born in 1914; late in life he said that his father, Howard Jeffrey, was actually his stepfather, and that his biological father was Domenico Balentino, a Sicilian who died in World War I; in a 2007 documentary about him, he said that the name on his birth certificate was Umberto Alejandro Balentino, and that he was born Sept. 24, 1913, two years later than he had sometimes told people; d. Sunday [May 25, 2014], West Hills, Calif.; believed to be 100; sang with Duke Ellington and starred in early black westerns as a singing cowboy known as "the Bronze Buckaroo")
    • found: African American National Biography, accessed April 22, 2015, via Oxford African American Studies Center database:(Jeffries, Herb; jazz singer, actor; born 24 September 1913 in Detroit, Michigan, United States; sang with Erskine Tate Orchestra (1930); member of Earl Hines Orchestra (1931-1934); played with Blanche Calloway's band (1940); became famous as Duke Ellington's male singer (1940-1942) and worked with Duke Ellington Orchestra; had a major role in Calypso Joe film (1957); appeared on TV series The Virginian (1968); received a star on Hollywood Walk of Fame; inducted into Western Performers Hall of Fame (2004); recorded The Duke and I album (1999); appeared at Sweet and Hot Music Festival in Los Angeles (2009))
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    • [Individual was a Western Performers Hall of Fame inductee.]
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    • 1978-04-14: new
    • 2015-07-26: revised
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