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Sam Shepard –

About Sam Shepard (1943 – 2017)
Sam Shepard was born on November 5, 1943 in Fort Sheridan, Illinois. He died July 30,2017.

Shepard's birth name is Samuel Shepard Rogers.

Playing three-acts in Buried Child in 1979 Sam Shepard won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama. In the late '60s Sam Shepard was the drummer for 2 bands Lothar And The Hand People and The Holy Modal Rounders.

According to a short interview in the August, 1970 issue of Playboy... Sam wrote the 1971 play Cowboy Mouth with girlfriend Patti Smith and played in the very first production the role of Slim. Cowboy Mouth was the only time Sam Shepard has played one of his own characters. Just before the second night's performance, Shepard was so disturbed about the experience of playing Slim, he abandoned the role without a word to anyone and left town. He has always had a fear of live audiences.

In 2000 Sam Shepard was nominated for Broadway's Tony Award as author of a Best Play nominee: in True West.

As pilot Chuck Yeager, in The Right Stuff, Sam Shepard earned an 1983 Oscar nomination.

Making his directing debut in 1988, Sam Shepard made an inauspicious debut with Far North.

Sam Shepard's notable movie credits include...

Safe House (2012)
Darling Companion (2012)
Blackthorn (2011)
Inhale (2010)
Fair Game (2010)
Brothers (2009)
Felon (2008)
The Accidental Husband (2008)
The Assassination Of Jesse James (2007)
Charlotte's Web (2006)
The Return (2006)
Walker Payne (2006)
Bandidas (2006)
Stealth (2005)
Don't Come Knocking (2005)
The Notebook (2004)
Black Hawk Down (2001)
Snow Falling On Cedars (1999)
The Pelican Brief (1993)
Steel Magnolias (1989)
Baby Boom (1987)
The Right Stuff (1983)
Days Of Heaven (1978)


Sam Shepard in SWORDFISH (2001).