Currently alive, at 59 years of age.
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1957 – Born on the 15th of January in Mexico City, Mexico.
1978 – He graduated from Columbia University with a bachelor’s degree in economics.
1984 – He wavered between a financial and an acting career before becoming a full-time actor with the film Cotton Club.
1988 – Van Peebles starred in a conformist TV comedy adventure series, Sonny Spoon, playing a glib private eye with a predilection for elaborate disguises; this brief series afforded him his first opportunity to direct.
2004 – His biopic BAADASSSSS! describes the making of his father’s seminal film, Sweet Sweetback’s Baadasssss Song.