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Sam Shepard

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For the osteopath accused in a notable murder trial, see: Sam Sheppard.
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Actor Sam Shepard mulls over a scene in the upcoming motion picture "Stealth," while filming on June 15, 2004, aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Tyler J. Clements

Sam Shepard (born November 5, 1943) is an American playwright, writer and actor.


He was born Samuel Shepard Rogers in Fort Sheridan, Illinois. His many works are known for being frank and often absurd, and for having an authentic sense of the style and sensibility of the gritty modern American west. Shepard is also a respected actor of stage and motion pictures.

His play Buried Child received a Pulitzer Prize in 1979; other notable work includes Curse of the Starving Class in 1978, True West in 1980 and A Lie of the Mind in 1985.

Shepard lives with his common-law wife, actress Jessica Lange.

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Shepard as Playwright

Shepard in Film

Shepard as an Actor

Shepard as a Screenwriter

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