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Steve Martin (1)

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Steve Martin was born on August 14, 1945 in Waco, Texas. He studied at Long Beach State College. He has acted in such films as The Jerk; Roxanne; Planes, Trains and Automobiles; Bowfinger; Father of the Bride; Cheaper by the Dozen; and Shopgirl, which was adapted from a novel he wrote. He has won an Emmy for his comedy writing and Grammies for his comedy albums. He has made several appearances on The Tonight Show and Saturday Night Live. He has written several books including Shopgirl, Cruel Shoes, Pure Drivel, The Pleasure of My Company, and An Object of Beauty. He also wrote a play entitled Picasso at the Lapin Agile and a memoir entitled Born Standing Up. During the 1990s, he wrote various pieces for The New Yorker. In 2002, he adapted the Carl Sternheim play The Underpants, which ran Off-Broadway at Classic Stage Company and in 2008, co-wrote and produced Traitor. In 2013 he published a memoir entitled Born Standing Up: A Comic's Life. This book tells the story of his beginnings as a magician and comedian at a young age and follows through his career lifetime. (Bowker Author Biography)
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Shopgirl (Author) 4,251 copies, 103 reviews
Born Standing Up: A Comic's Life 3,345 copies, 151 reviews
The Pleasure of My Company 2,234 copies, 65 reviews
An Object of Beauty 1,629 copies, 88 reviews
Pure Drivel 1,358 copies, 32 reviews
Cruel Shoes 733 copies, 10 reviews
Roxanne [1987 film] (Writer/Actor) 176 copies, 1 review
Late for School 141 copies, 8 reviews
A Wealth of Pigeons: A Cartoon Collection (Author) 140 copies, 6 reviews
The Underpants 135 copies, 3 reviews
L.A. Story [1991 film] (Screenwriter/Cast) 93 copies, 1 review
Bowfinger [1999 film] (Screenwriter/Cast) 74 copies
Let's Get Small 15 copies
Bright Star: A New Musical (Composer) 13 copies, 1 review
Wasp: A Play in One Act 7 copies, 2 reviews
Patter For The Floating Lady 4 copies, 1 review
The Zig-Zag Woman 3 copies, 1 review
The Complete Far Side : 1980-1994 (Foreword, some editions) 1,649 copies, 16 reviews
Most of the Most of S. J. Perelman (Editor, some editions) 497 copies, 5 reviews
The Prince of Egypt [1998 film] 462 copies, 9 reviews
Fantasia [1940 film] (Actor) 427 copies, 4 reviews
¡Three Amigos! [1986 film] (Actor) 256 copies, 4 reviews
Planes, Trains and Automobiles [1987 film] (Actor) 255 copies, 1 review
Fantasia 2000 [1999 film] (Host) 241 copies, 1 review
The Muppet Movie [1979 film] (Actor) 239 copies, 3 reviews
Home [2015 film] (Voice) 205 copies, 1 review
The Pink Panther [2006 film] 178 copies, 1 review
It's Complicated [2009 film] 171 copies, 1 review
Father of the Bride [1991 film] (Actor) 159 copies, 3 reviews
The Jerk [1979 film] 143 copies, 1 review
All of Me [1984 film] 112 copies, 2 reviews
Looney Tunes: Back In Action [2003 film] (Actor) 92 copies, 1 review
The Pink Panther 2 [2009 film] (Actor) 72 copies, 1 review
The Big Year [2011 film] (Actor) 70 copies, 1 review
My Blue Heaven [1990 film] (Actor) 62 copies
Parenthood [1989 film] 53 copies, 1 review
Mixed Nuts [1994 film] (Actor) 49 copies
Laugh Lines: Short Comic Plays (Contributor) 49 copies
Sgt. Bilko [1996 film] (Actor) 39 copies
Leap of Faith [1992 Videorecording] (Actor) 19 copies, 1 review
Novocaine [2001 Movie] (Actor) 18 copies
Pennies from Heaven [1981 film] (Actor) 17 copies, 1 review
The Lonely Guy [1984 film] (Actor) 13 copies
The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour: The Best of Season 3 (Writer, Performer, some editions) 8 copies, 1 review
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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, playwriter, pianist, banjo player, and juggler, eventually earning Emmy, Grammy, and American Comedy awards.

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