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Playwright, Actor Sam Shepard Dead

He was 73, suffered from ALS

(Newser) - Acclaimed actor and playwright Sam Shepard is dead at age 73, reports BroadwayWorld . Shepard, who died at home in Kentucky, had been suffering from Lou Gehrig's disease. He leaves behind an impressive legacy in the arts as the author of more than 40 plays, including Buried Child, for which... More »

Sam Shepard Charged With 2nd Suspected DWI

Actor was busted outside a Santa Fe restaurant

(Newser) - Actor and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Sam Shepard was arrested Monday on suspicion of drunken driving after a Santa Fe restaurant's security complained about a possibly intoxicated driver. The 71-year-old Shepard told a police officer that he had two tequila drinks and was planning to drive home, Santa Fe police... More »

Sam Shepard, Jessica Lange Split

Nearly enduring Hollywood couple officially call it quits

(Newser) - Hollywood's longtime golden couple is officially calling it quits. Playwright-actor Sam Shepard and Jessica Lange have revealed they split two years ago after nearly three decades together and two children. "They both are pursuing independent lives," a source tells People . Lange, 62, is currently starring in the... More »

Butch Cassidy Saddles Up Again

This time without the Sundance Kid

(Newser) - Forty years after his apparent death in a Bolivian shootout at the end of Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, Butch Cassidy is back. Blackthorn, a new movie set to begin filming next month, has Sam Shepard taking Paul Newman's old role, saddling up as an older Cassidy who returns... More »

Ethan Hawke Ditched A-List, Found Artsy Cred

Star dishes on avoiding the fame 'trap' and doing what he always wanted to

(Newser) - Standing on the verge of Hollywood superstardom in the mid-'90s, Ethan Hawke blinked. Rather then sign on as the superhero flavor of the month, he turned instead to pal Richard Linklater's small indie flick Before Sunrise. The result has been a career trajectory not so much Hollywood glam as Big... More »

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