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Sam Shepard

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Birthday
5, 1943
Birthplace
Illinois
Death Date
Jul 27, 2017 (73)
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
5, 1943
Birthplace
Illinois
Death Date
Jul 27, 2017 (73)

About

Pulitzer Prize-winning writer and actor who portrayed pilot Chuck Yeager in The Right Stuff. 

Before Fame

Also a musician, he was the drummer for the rock band The Holy Modal Rounders in the late 1960s and their music was featured in the road movie Easy Rider.

Trivia

He received a Pulitzer Price in Drama for his play Buried Child in 1979.

Family Life

He had one son during his fifteen year marriage to O-Lan Jones. He later had two kids with actress Jessica Lange.

Associated With

He starred in The Right Stuff alongside Dennis Quaid.