It seemed unlikely there would ever be a follow-up to ‘The Sopranos’ after lead actor James Gandolfini died. Now, prequel movie features a young Tony Soprano played by Michael Gandolfini, James’ son.
Van Peebles, who died Sept. 21, was best known for his 1971 film, Sweet Sweetback’s Baadasssss Song. He spoke with Fresh Air in 1990. His son Mario, also an actor/director, was interviewed in 2004.