Wednesday, September 22, 2021

RIP Melvyn Van Peebles

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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