Sam Shepard biography

Sam Shepard

Playwright, Author

1943 –

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Who is Sam Shepard?

Sam Shepard is an American playwright, actor, and television and film director. He is the author of several books of short stories, essays, and memoirs, and received the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1979 for his play Buried Child. Shepard was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his portrayal of pilot Chuck Yeager in The Right Stuff. Shepard received the PEN/Laura Pels International Foundation for Theater Award as a master American dramatist in 2009.

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Born
Nov 5, 1943
Fort Sheridan
Also known as
  • Samuel Shepard Rogers
  • Charlie
  • Samuel Shepard Rogers IV
  • Shepard, Sam
  • Steve Shepard
  • Samuel Shepard Rogers III
Parents
Siblings
Spouses
Children
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • Duarte High School
    ( - 1961)
  • Mt. San Antonio College
    Agriculture
Employment
  • Busboy, The Village Gate
    (1963 - )
Lived in
  • Fort Sheridan
  • Stillwater
  • Manhattan
    (1963 - )
  • England
    (1971 - 1973)
  • Florida
  • South Dakota
  • Utah
  • Guam
  • Duarte
  • South Pasadena

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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