Filmmaker Melvyn Van Peebles died in his Manhattan, New
York home on September 22, 2021. He was 89. The father of actor, director Mario
Van Peebles was born in Chicago, Illinois August 21, 1932. melvyn was an
American actor, filmmaker, playwright, novelist and composer. He was most well-known
for creating and starring in the film “Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song”. Melvyn
appeared in the Euro-western “Posse” (1993) as Poppa Joe. The film starred his
son Mario and a number of Black rap artists and actors.
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