SAM SHEPARD RIP

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Play­wright and ac­tor Sam Shepard has died, aged 73. The Illi­nois na­tive was best known for his Os­carnommed por­trayal of heroic test pi­lot Chuck Yea­ger in Philip Kauf­man’s The Right Stuff (1983), but was also an ex­traor­di­nar­ily tal­ented word­smith, pen­ning Wim Wen­ders clas­sic Paris, Texas and win­ning a Pulitzer Prize for his 1979 play Buried Child.

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