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Sam Shepard
  • 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

Works: Filmography

School: Mt. San Antonio College

Alias: Samuel Shepard Rogers III

Birth Place: Fort Sheridan, Illinois, U.S.

Death Place: Midway, Kentucky, U.S.

Website: http://www.sam-shepard.com

Source: Wikipedia

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