In this Friday, Sept. 24, 2004 photo, Herb Jeffries, a singing cowboy hero of the silver screen, right, is congratulated by jazz great Gerald Wilson following dedication ceremonies for Jeffries’ star on the Walk of Fame in the Hollywood section of Los Angeles, on his 93rd birthday. Herb Jeffries, the first African-American singing cowboy to appear in movies in the 1930s, died of heart failure Sunday, May 25, 2014, at a Los Angeles hospital. He was 100. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon, File)

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