The movie actor Melvin Van Peebles died at the age of 89. Here is all you want to know, and more!
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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.
His son is actor and director Mario Van Peebles.
How did Melvin Van Peebles die?
Melvin Van Peebles, the filmmaker praised as the godfather of modern Black cinema and a trailblazer in American independent movies, died on Tuesday at his home in Manhattan. He was 89. His death was announced by his son Mario Van Peebles, the actor and director.
There’s something on Wall Street called PIG – panic, ignorance, and greed. Those are the big sins. I’m not greedy, I knew I was ignorant, and I didn’t panic.Melvin Van Peebles
My life and career is defined by the constant pursuit of new forms of culture and self-expression.Melvin Van Peebles
I work from a subjective palette.Melvin Van Peebles
After ‘Don’t Play Us Cheap,’ I got very busy with theater and Wall Street.Melvin Van Peebles
I was getting my Ph.D. in Holland – I speak Dutch – for a number of years before I moved to France because I had one of those offers you couldn’t turn down. They offered me to come and do my films.Melvin Van Peebles