Nipsey Russell, Harlem’s “Son Of Fun” (video)

Nipsey_Russell_1971Julius “Nipsey” Russell (September 15, 1918 – October 2, 2005). Comedian and actor. With a supernatural ability to improvise and ad-lib, Nipsey Russell made a name for himself on the talk-show and game-show circuits of the 1950s and ’60s. Continue Reading →

‘Harlem’ Cowboy Herb Jeffries Dies (video)

o-HERB-JEFFRIES-facebookHerb Jeffries, the jazz singer and actor who performed with Duke Ellington and was known as the “Bronze Buckaroo” in a series of all-black 1930s Westerns, died of heart failure Sunday morning at a Los Angeles hospital. He was 100. Continue Reading →