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Sam Shepard (1943–2017)

Author of Seven Plays

Includes the names: Shepard Sam, Sam Shepherd, Sam Shephard, Sam Shephard, Сам Шепард

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Sam Shepard was born Samuel Shepard Rogers III on an army base in Illinois on November 5, 1943. He briefly studied agriculture at Mount San Antonio College, but dropped out to move to New York in 1962. He wrote more than 55 plays during his lifetime. His first play was produced off-off-Broadway when he was 19 years old and he won the first of his 8 Obie Awards when he was 23 years old. His plays included Chicago, The Tooth of Crime, True West, Fool for Love, A Lie of the Mind, The Late Henry Moss, Heartless, and A Particle of Dread. He received the Pulitzer Prize for drama for Buried Child in 1978. He was an actor for both film and television. His films included Days of Heaven, The Right Stuff, and Baby Boom. He also appeared in the Netflix series Bloodline. He wrote or co-wrote several screenplays including Far North and Renaldo and Clara with Bob Dylan. He also wrote songs with John Cale and Bob Dylan including Brownsville Girl. He wrote several books including Cruising Paradise and Motel Chronicles. He died from complications of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis on July 27, 2017 at the age of 73. (Bowker Author Biography)
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Seven Plays 882 copies, 10 reviews
Buried Child 359 copies, 9 reviews
Fool for Love and Other Plays 321 copies, 4 reviews
True West 315 copies, 9 reviews
Cruising Paradise: Tales 266 copies, 4 reviews
Motel Chronicles 239 copies, 4 reviews
Great Dream of Heaven: Stories 235 copies, 9 reviews
A Lie of the Mind 210 copies, 2 reviews
Fool for Love 174 copies, 2 reviews
Rolling Thunder Logbook 144 copies, 6 reviews
The Unseen Hand and Other Plays 143 copies, 1 review
Day out of Days: Stories 134 copies, 5 reviews
Paris, Texas [1984 film] (Screenwriter) 107 copies, 1 review
Spy of the First Person 96 copies, 9 reviews
The One Inside 93 copies, 2 reviews
Curse of the Starving Class 73 copies, 2 reviews
Simpatico 65 copies, 1 review
The God of Hell 45 copies, 3 reviews
Paris, Texas [Screenplay] 43 copies, 1 review
Don't Come Knocking [2005 film] (Screenwriter/Cast) 26 copies
La Turista 15 copies, 2 reviews
Five Plays 15 copies
A Particle of Dread 14 copies, 1 review
Tooth of Crime: Second Dance 12 copies, 1 review
Tooth of Crime 8 copies, 1 review
Seduced 8 copies
Silent Tongue [1992 film] (Director) 7 copies
Savage/Love 6 copies, 2 reviews
Fool for Love [1985 film] (Screenwriter/Cast) 5 copies
Tongues 5 copies, 2 reviews
Cowboy Mouth 4 copies
Red Cross 4 copies
Chicago 3 copies
Far North 2 copies
Sam Shepard New Mexico 2 copies, 1 review
4-H Club 2 copies
Killer's Head 2 copies
Cowboys #2 2 copies
کودک مدفون 1 copy, 1 review
Action 1 copy
Two Plays 1 copy
Ruffian 1 copy
True Dylan 1 copy
The Notebook [2004 film] (Actor) 605 copies, 5 reviews
Black Hawk Down [2001 film] (Actor) 485 copies, 3 reviews
Steel Magnolias [1989 film] (Actor) 298 copies, 4 reviews
The Right Stuff [1983 film] (Actor) 273 copies, 2 reviews
Swordfish [2001 film] 232 copies, 2 reviews
The Pelican Brief [1993 film] 206 copies, 3 reviews
Stealth [2005 film] 167 copies, 1 review
Safe House [2012 film] (Actor) 128 copies, 2 reviews
August: Osage County [2013 film] (Actor.) 98 copies, 3 reviews
Mud [2012 film] (Actor) 96 copies, 1 review
Days of Heaven [1978 film] 95 copies, 3 reviews
Brothers [2009 film] (Actor) 70 copies, 2 reviews
Famous American Plays of the 1970s (Contributor) 62 copies, 1 review
Hamlet [2000 film] (Actor) 56 copies, 2 reviews
Thunderheart [1992 film] 46 copies, 1 review
Modern and Contemporary Drama (Contributor) 41 copies, 1 review
Bandidas [2006 film] (Actor) 37 copies
The New Underground Theatre (Contributor) 33 copies, 1 review
The Obie Winners: The Best of Off-Broadway (Contributor) 24 copies, 1 review
Purgatory [1999 film] (Actor) 19 copies
Voyager [1991 film] (Actor) 16 copies, 1 review
Frances [1982 film] 15 copies, 1 review
The Return [2006 film] (Actor) 14 copies
Resurrection [1980 film] 13 copies, 1 review
Cold in July [2014 film] (Actor) 12 copies, 1 review
Blackthorn [2011 film] (Actor) 10 copies
Blind Horizon [2003 film] (Actor) 8 copies
Ithaca [2015 film] (Actor) 6 copies
Curtain Call [1998 film] (Actor) 5 copies
Safe Passage [1994 film] (Actor) 3 copies
Raggedy Man (Actor) 3 copies, 1 review

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