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Melvin Van Peebles net worth: Van Peebles was born in Chicago, Illinois in August 1932. His son is actor and director Mario Van Peebles. Melvin is famous for creating the movie Sweet Sweetback’s Baadasssss Song. Melvin drove cable cars in San Francisco and began writing about his experiences. His novel The Big Heart was printed in 1957. The same her he shot his first short film titled Pick-Up Guys for Herrick. As an actor his first part was in the 1970 movie Watermelon Man. He starred as Sweetback in Sweet Sweetback’s Baadasssss Song in 1971. The Sweetback movie was popular with black rights advocacy groups and resonated with all the black battle. The movie grossed $10 million dollars. He’s authored 12 books and composed and directed over 17 movies or TV shows. He married Maria Marx and had kids, but the union dissolved.