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Sam Shepard

Sam Shepard
Shepard on the set of the film Stealth (2005).
Personal information
Birth nameSamuel Shepard Rogers III
Birth dateNovember 5, 1943(age 73)
Place of birthFort Sheridan, Illinois, U.S.
OccupationActor, author, playwright
Years active1960s present
Spouse-O-Lan Jones-O-Lan Johnson Jones-1969-1984
PartnerJessica Lange (1983-present)

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Sam Shepard (born November 5, 1943) 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 (1983).

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