Melvin Van Peebles

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Melvin Van Peebles (August 21, 1932 – September 22, 2021) was an American movie maker, actor, novelist and composer.[1] He was 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] He died on September 22, 2021 in New York City, aged 89.[4][5]

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  4. Barnes, Mike (September 22, 2021). "Melvin Van Peebles, Godfather of Black Cinema, Dies at 89". The Hollywood Reporter.
  5. Grobar, Matt; Grobar, Matt (2021-09-22). "Melvin Van Peebles Remembered: Spike Lee, David Alan Grier & Barry Jenkins Among Those Paying Tribute To Cinema's "True Revolutionary"". Deadline. Retrieved 2021-09-23.