Melvin "Block" Van Peebles (born August 21, 1932) is an American actor, filmmaker, playwright, novelist and composer. He is most famous for creating (and starring in) 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. Read more on Wikipedia.
|Born Name:||Melvin Peebles|
|Born:||Aug 21, 1932 in Chicago, IL, United States|