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Iconic Black cinema actor Melvin Van Peebles dead at 89

Old 09-22-21, 06:43 PM
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Re: Iconic Black cinema actor Melvin Van Peebles dead at 89

Hell of a time to go with his work being celebrated at the NYFF and Criterion box set coming out next week.
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One of my personal heroes.
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I'll never forget seeing THE WATERMELON MAN in the summer of 1970, right on the heels of COTTON COMES TO HARLEM. The beginning of an era...
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Re: Iconic Black cinema actor Melvin Van Peebles dead at 89

Sad news. He made a huge impact on cinema.

Sweet Sweetback’s Baadassss Song is a classic.
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RIP Sweet Sweetback was a good one.
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So he died on the 21st of September….the man who gave Earth, Wind, and Fire their first break…like that wasn’t planned.

Iconic director, RIP.
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Re: Iconic Black cinema actor Melvin Van Peebles dead at 89

Wasn't a huge fan of his style, but I totally understood his importance to Film... Black Film in particular. RIP MVP...
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Found out about Melvin through his son Mario...RIP. He was a pioneer for sure.



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Re: Iconic Black cinema actor Melvin Van Peebles dead at 89

OK, dumb question ... didn't he die a few years ago?
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Re: Iconic Black cinema actor Melvin Van Peebles dead at 89

Originally Posted by Abob Teff View Post
OK, dumb question ... didn't he die a few years ago?
No. No, he did not.
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