Oscar Nominated Actor, Playwright & Director Sam Shepard Has Died

Sam Shepard

“There are places where writing is acting and acting is writing. I’m not so interested in the divisions. I’m interested in the way things cross over.” Sad news to report – playwright, director, and beloved actor Sam Shepard has died at age 73. The news comes from multiple sources (e.g. Variety), reporting that Shepard died at his home in Kentucky on Sunday from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also known as “Lou Gehrig’s disease.” He was nominated for a Best Supporting Performance Oscar in 1984 for playing Chuck Yeager in The Right Stuff, but he is known for memorable appearances in many different films, not to mention books, plays, and other projects over the years. He most recently starred in Jeff Nichols’ Midnight Special last year. ›››

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