Melvin Van Peebles

Melvin Van Peebles Brief Biography

Melvin Van Peebles
Melvin "Block" Van Peebles (born August 21, 1932) is an American actor, director, screenwriter, playwright, novelist and composer.

He is most famous for creating the acclaimed film Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song, which heralded a new era of African-American focused films. He is the father of actor and director Mario Van Peebles.

Melvin Van Peebles News

• Famous birthdays for Aug. 21: Usain Bolt, Alicia Witt, Kim Cattrall, Carrie-Anne Moss, Brody Jenner, Brody Jenner, RJ Mitte
• The Almanac for Aug. 21, the 233rd day of 2017
• Oprah Winfrey stars in 'The Immortal Life Of Henrietta Lacks' first trailer
• The Almanac for August 21, the 234th day of 2016

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