Lorenzo Tucker, The Black Valentino of race movies shares personal and up-close moments in this interview. Lorenzo Tucker was one of the few silent film stars, Black or White, to survive the transition from silent to sound film. Tall, dark and handsome – he was a popular romantic leading man of all-Black cast movies. Playing opposite some of the industry’s most beautiful women, including Hollywood legend Mae West. But his looks often gave him a difficult road to travel with Whites and Blacks.