Sam Shepard is an American playwright, actor, and television and film director. He is the author of several books of short stories, essays, and memoirs, and received the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1979 for his play Buried Child. Shepard was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his portrayal of pilot Chuck Yeager in The Right Stuff . Born Samuel Shepard Rogers IV in Fort Sheridan, Illinois, he worked on a ranch as a teenager. His father, Samuel Shepard Rogers, Jr., was a teacher and farmer who served in the United States Army Air Forces as a bomber pilot during World...
|Birthdate:||November 5, 1943|
|Birthplace:||Fort Sheridan, Illinois|
|Education:||Duarte High School|
|Also known as:||Samuel Shepard Rogers, Charlie, Samuel Shepard Rogers IV|