- Name: Sam Shepard
- Born: 11/05/1943
- Died: 07/27/2017 (73 years old)
- Occupation: Actor, playwright, author, screenwriter, director
- Website: http://www.sam-shepard.com
Samuel Shepard Rogers III (November 5, 1943– July 27, 2017), known professionally as Sam Shepard, was an American actor, playwright, author, screenwriter, and director whose career spanned half a century. He won ten Obie Awards for writing and directing, the most won by any writer or director. He wrote 58 plays as well as several books of short stories, essays, and memoirs. Shepard received the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1979 for his play Buried Child and was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his portrayal of pilot Chuck Yeager in the 1983 film The Right Stuff. He received the PEN/Laura Pels Theater Award as a master American dramatist in 2009. New York magazine described Shepard as “the greatest American playwright of his generation.”
Birth Name: Samuel Shepard Rogers III
School: Mt. San Antonio College
Alias: Samuel Shepard Rogers III
Birth Place: Fort Sheridan, Illinois, U.S.
Death Place: Midway, Kentucky, U.S.
Sam Shepard quotes :
The funny thing about having all this so-called success is that behind it is a certain horrible emptiness.Sam Shepard
Sides are being divided now. It's very obvious. So if you're on the other side of the fence, you're suddenly anti-American. It's breeding fear of being on the wrong side.Sam Shepard
It's funny, in a way the actor is a writer. It's not like the two things are so separate as to be like apples and oranges. The writer and the actor are one.Sam Shepard
I feel like I've never had a home, you know? I feel related to the country, to this country, and yet I don't know exactly where I fit in... There's always this kind of nostalgia for a place, a place where you can reckon with yourself.Sam Shepard