Sam Shepard, Pulitzer-winning playwright and Oscar-nominated actor who played legendary test pilot Chuck Yeager in The Right Stuff and the Rayburn family patriarch in the Netflix drama series Bloodline, has died. He was 73.
Shepard died Thursday at his Kentucky home of complications from Lou Gehrig’s disease, a family spokesman confirmed Monday morning.
Shepard was nominated for three Pulitzers, winning for the 1979 drama Buried Child. His plays explored the dark underside of American family life, portraying marriages, sibling rivalries and other family dynamics struggling to survive the fragile American dream. Read more…
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