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Melvin Van Peebles
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Birth Date:August 21, 1932
Astrology Sign:Leo
Chinese Sign:Monkey - Yin
Birth Name:Melvin Peebles
Birth Place:Chicago, IL


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Melvin Van Peebles

Biography:Melvin Van Peebles (born August 21, 1932 in Chicago, Illinois) is an American actor, director, screenwriter and composer, and the father of actor and director Mario Van Peebles.

Van Peebles also sacrificed his own job so other people of color could keep theirs, helping break some of the color barriers in the film trade unions.

Prior to entering Hollywood, Van Peebles directed the French film Story of a Three Day Pass (La Permission). His first Hollywood film was the 1970 comedy Watermelon Man, with writer Herman Raucher. The movie told the story of a casually racist but well meaning white man who wakes up black and finds himself alienated from his friends, family, and job.

Van Peebles followed this by writing and directing the independent feature Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song which is credited with starting the blaxploitation genre. His son Mario's 2004 film BAADASSSSS! tells the story behind his father's film. Since the success of Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song, he has directed only a small number of other films.

Melvin Van Peebles speaks English, French and Dutch. He was educated at Ohio Wesleyan University.

Van Peebles was recently the subject of a documentary entitled How to Eat Your Watermelon in White Company (and Enjoy It) (2005).

Achievements: (Filmography)
Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song (1971)

Chinese Horoscope for Melvin Van Peebles
Includes characteristics and Vices
Melvin Van Peebles's Chinese Horoscope
Chinese Year: February 06, 1932 - January 25, 1933
Birthday: August 21, 1932

The Monkey is a Yin,
and is the Ninth sign of the Chinese horoscope.


Personality and Character Cards:
Personality and character cards are identical!

Melvin Van Peebles's Personality Tarot Card Strength - Personality Card

Birthday: August 21, 1932

A time for self-awareness involving courage, strength, and determination.

This year's Growth Tarot Card
Based on this year's birthday

Melvin Van Peebles's Growth Tarot Card The Hanged Man

Birthday: August 21, 2017

A sacrifice must be made in order to gain something of great value.




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