Melvin Van Peebles Death – Obituary News: Hollywood legend Melvin Van Peebles, father of actor Mario Van Peebles has died .

By | September 23, 2021

Melvin Van Peebles Death – Obituary News: Hollywood legend Melvin Van Peebles, father of actor Mario Van Peebles has died .

We are sad to report that Hollywood legend Melvin Van Peebles, father of actor Mario Van Peebles has passed away, according to the following statements posted on social media.

Influential director Melvin Van Peebles died on Tuesday night at home in Manhattan. The 89-year-old director was best known for his independent films Watermelon Man (1970) and Sweet Sweetback’s Baadasssss Song (1971).

He was also the father of Mario Van Peebles, with whom he wrote and directed the movie Panther in 1995. The elder Van Peebles told NPR that year he considered that film a history lesson for kids too young to remember the Panthers’ community activism.

Melvin Van Peebles 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. He was the father of actor and director Mario Van Peebles.

 

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RT @TheYBF: Hollywood legend #MelvinVanPeebles, father of actor #MarioVanPeebles, has sadly passed away at age 89. He’s been called The Godfather of Black Cinema, directing movies like “Watermelon Man” in 1970 – a time when very few blacks were directing in Hollywoo… https://instagr.am/p/CUJHsRlFEUr/

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