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Sam Shepherd Dies at 73

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 marlowe    1,748
34 minutes ago, Pilgrim said:

Who the hell is Sam Shepherd and why is he important?


play writer & actor......a hundred times more important than Robert Hardy

Samuel Shepard Rogers III[1] (November 5, 1943 – July 27, 2017), known professionally as Sam Shepard, was an American playwright, actor, author, screenwriter, and director whose body of work spanned over half a century and winner of 10 Obie Award's for writing and directing, the most of any writer or director. He authored 44 plays as well as several books of short stories, essays, and memoirs. Shepard received the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1979 for his play Buried Child. He was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his portrayal of pilot Chuck Yeager in The Right Stuff (1983). Shepard received the PEN/Laura Pels International Foundation


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