A Colored Life, The Herb Jeffries Story, is a fascinating portrait of America’s “first Black singing Cowboy.” 96-year-old Herb Jeffries has lived a legendary life. Star of such films as The Bronze Buckaroo, singer with Duke Ellington’s band, TV personality, ladies’ man and accidental activist, the light-skinned Jeffries has struggled with his racial identity for nearly a century. A Colored Life is an honest, entertaining, and often humorous look at a charismatic personality who used his light complexion to survive–and thrive–in both the black and white worlds.
- “The Bronze Buckaroo” with Herb Jeffries’ audio commentary
- Herb Jeffries’ “World’s Oldest Rapper” video
- Herb Jeffries reciting his poem, “The Color of Love”
- Herb Jeffries shows off his iPhone
Runtime: 52 minutes