Melvin Van Peebles

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Melvin Van Peebles (born August 21, 1932) is an American movie maker, actor, novelist and composer.[1] He is the father of actor Mario Van Peebles.

Melvin Van Peebles created and acted in the blaxploitation movie Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song in 1971.[2] He also acted in many other movies from the 1970s to the 2010s. His first Hollywood movie was Watermelon Man in 1970.

Van Peebles was born in Chicago, Illinois.[3]

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  1. "Melvin Van Peebles". The History Makers. Retrieved April 6, 2019.
  2. "Melvin Van Peebles". Biography.com. Retrieved April 6, 2019.
  3. "Melvin Van Peebles". The Black Past. Retrieved April 6, 2019.