Sam Shepard

Sam Shepard


Prolific playwright Sam Shepard, whose works include the Pulitzer Prize-winning Buried Child, the Tony-nominated True West, and Fool for Love, has died at the age of 73 following complications from ALS. He was surrounded by his family at the time of his death at his home in Kentucky July 27.

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  • Also known as: Samuel Shepard Rogers
  • Born: Nov 5, 1943 in Fort Sheridan, IL
  • Death: Jul 27, 2017 in Midway, KY


Drama Desk Award
2000 Outstanding Revival of a Play True West Nominee
New York Drama Critics' Circle
1986 Best Play A Lie of the Mind Winner
Pulitzer Prize
1979 Pulitzer Prize for Drama Buried Child Winner