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Melvin Van Peebles, influential director, actor and writer, dies at 89

NBC News
 2021-09-22

Cover picture for the articleMelvin Van Peebles, the influential filmmaker behind "Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song," and father of director and actor Mario Van Peebles, has died. He was 89. "Dad knew that Black images matter," Mario Van Peebles said in a statement from the Criterion Collection. "If a picture is worth a thousand words, what...

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