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Melvin Van Peebles

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Birthday
21, 1932
Birthplace
Illinois
Birth Sign
Leo
Birthday
21, 1932 (age 87)
Birthplace
Illinois

About

His big film was the cult classic, Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song. As a screenwriter, he contributed to Panther, The Sophisticated Gents, and Greased Lightning.

Before Fame

While in Mexico, he became a portrait painter before deciding to return to America to drive cable cars.

Trivia

Born in Chicago, he became known for his focused films and his first book, The Big Heart.

Family Life

His son is actor and director Mario Van Peebles.

Associated With

He was in The Shining, an adaptation of the book by Stephen King.