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An Appreciation of Sam Shepard: A Countercultural Playwright Who Became, as an Actor, an Ironic Icon - Variety

There's a grand irony to the life and career of Sam Shepard, who died Thursday at 73, that couldn't have been lost on him. In the late '60s and early '70s, when he was first coming up as a playwright, he was part of a shaggy experimental New York ...and more »

Sam Shepard, Actor and Pulitzer-Winning Playwright, Is Dead at 73 - New York Times

Sam Shepard, whose hallucinatory plays redefined the landscape of the American West and its inhabitants, died on Thursday at his home in Kentucky. He was 73. A spokesman for his family announced the death on Monday, saying the cause was complications ...and more »

When It Came to Style, Sam Shepard Was an Endangered Species - New York Times

He was, for so many, the archetypal American male given flesh and form (and a leather jacket). He was born in the heartland and worked on ranches in Duarte, Calif., where his family owned an avocado farm. He rode horses, sheared sheep, picked oranges ...and more »

Critics for The New York Times on Sam Shepard's Plays, Books and Movies - New York Times

Sam Shepard, who died last Thursday at age 73, was a polymathic writer who collected acclaim and accolades as a playwright, actor and author. The New York Times has covered Mr. Shepard's career since the mid-1960s. Below are highlights from our reviews ...and more »

Sam Shepard: US actor and playwright dies aged 73 - BBC News

US actor and playwright Sam Shepard has died at the age of 73. Shepard wrote more than 40 plays and won the Pulitzer Prize for drama for Buried Child in 1979. He went on to be nominated for the best supporting actor Oscar for 1983's The Right Stuff and ...and more »

Sam Shepard, Pulitzer-winning playwright, is dead at 73 - Boston.com

NEW YORK (AP) — Sam Shepard, the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright, Oscar-nominated actor and celebrated author whose plays chronicled the explosive fault lines of family and masculinity in the American West, has died. He was 73. Family spokesman ...and more »

Sam Shepard, Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright and Oscar-nominated actor, dies at 73 - Los Angeles Times

Sam Shepard, paragon playwright of the American West, was born to roam. With a father who was an Army officer and sometime farmer and a mother who was a teacher, Shepard — born in 1943, the oldest of three — spent his childhood bouncing around the ...and more »

Sam Shepard, Actor and Pulitzer Prize-Winning Playwright, Dies at 73 - TheWrap

Sam Shepard, author, playwright and actor, died on July 27 from complications of ALS, theatre public relations firm Boneau/Bryan-Brown confirmed Monday. He was 73 years old. Shepard is the author of 44 plays as well as books of short stories, essays ...and more »

Sam Shepard, RIP: Was this a man? You're damn right it was - Irish Times

The death of Sam Shepard, US playwright, actor and author, has been announced at the age of 73. Shepard is known to cinema audiences for performances in such films as The Right Stuff, Days of Heaven and The Notebook, but his greatest legacy may be his ...and more »

Sam Shepard, the cowboy playwright who rewrote the rules of the American stage - Los Angeles Times

Eugene O'Neil brought gravitas to the American theater. Tennessee Williams allowed it to lyrically sing. Arthur Miller raised its political temperature. And Edward Albee infused it with an absurdist flair. But it took Sam Shepard, the greatest ...and more »