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Steve Martin

Personal information
Emmy AwardsOutstanding Writing Achievement in Comedy, Variety or Music
1969 The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour
Grammy AwardsBest Comedy Album
1978 Let's Get Small
1979 A Wild and Crazy Guy
Best Country Instrumental Performance
2002 Foggy Mountain Breakdown
Best Bluegrass Album
2009 The Crow: New Songs for the 5-String Banjo
American Comedy AwardsLifetime Achievement Award in Comedy
2000 Lifetime Achievement

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Stephen Glenn "Steve" Martin (born August 14, 1945) is an American actor, comedian, writer, playwright, producer, musician and composer.

Martin was born in Waco, Texas, and raised in Southern California, where his early influences were working at Disneyland and Knott's Berry Farm and working magic and comedy acts at these and other smaller venues in the area. His ascent to fame picked up when he became a writer for the Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour, and later became a frequent guest on The Tonight Show. In the 1970s, Martin performed his offbeat, absurdist comedy routines before packed houses on national tours. Since the 1980s, having branched away from stand-up comedy, he has become a successful actor, playwright, pianist, banjo player, and juggler, eventually earning Emmy, Grammy, and American Comedy awards.

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