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    Sam Shepard, Actor and Playwright, Dies at 73

    Sam Shepard, Actor and Playwright, Dies at 73
    7/31/2017
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    Shepard is the author of 44 plays as well as books of short stories, essays and memories, and he won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1979 for his play, “Buried Child.” His plays, “True West” and “Fool for Love,” were also nominated for a Pulitzer Prize. He was also nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role in 1983’s “The Right Stuff.”
    His plays include “Cowboys,” “The Rock Garden,” “Operation Sidewinder,” “Made Dog Blues,” “Suicide in B Flat,” “Inacoma,” “Curse of the Starving Class,” “True West,” “Fool for Love” and “Baby Boom.” 11 of his plays won Obie Awards including “Cahicago” and “Icarus’s Mother.”


    Shepard is the author of 44 plays as well as books of short stories, essays and memories, and he won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1979 for his play, “Buried Child.” His plays, “True West” and “Fool for Love,” were also nominated for a Pulitzer Prize. He was also nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role in 1983’s “The Right Stuff.”
    His plays include “Cowboys,” “The Rock Garden,” “Operation Sidewinder,” “Made Dog Blues,” “Suicide in B Flat,” “Inacoma,” “Curse of the Starving Class,” “True West,” “Fool for Love” and “Baby Boom.” 11 of his plays won Obie Awards including “Cahicago” and “Icarus’s Mother.”

    Shepard also had an extensive list of film credits, including “The Notebook,” “Black Hawk Down,” “In Dubious Battle,” “Killing Them Softly,” “Hamlet” and “Fools for Love.” He began his acting career when he was cast in Terrence Malick’s “Days of Heaven” opposite Richard Gere and Brooke Adams. The last film he appeared in was Camille Thoman’s “Never Here,” which premiered at the Los Angeles Film Festival last month

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    He was one of my mom's favorite actors, RIP .

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    Me too Maryjane. He was so good.
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