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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 »

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 »

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 »

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, 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 »

Sam Shepard, acclaimed playwright and actor, dead at 73 - CBS News

Sam Shepard, the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright, actor and director, who was a blazing force in the theater world with such classics as "Buried Child" and "True West," and a laconic presence on screen in such films as "The Right Stuff," has died at ...and more »

Playwright, Director and Actor Sam Shepard Passes Away at 73 - Broadway World

BroadwayWorld has just learned that playwright, actor, author, screenwriter, and director Sam Shepard has passed away. Shepard, who had been ill with ALS for some time, died peacefully on July 27 at his home in Kentucky, surrounded by his children and ...and more »

Pulitzer Prize-Winning Playwright Sam Shepard Dies at 73 - Billboard

Pulitzer Prize-winning dramatist and Oscar-nominated actor Sam Shepard, has died at 73, a spokesperson for his family told the New York Times. A multi-dimensional talent, Shepard won the 1979 Pulitzer Prize for drama for his play Buried Child and ...and more »