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Sam Shepard


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Birth Name: Sam Shepard
Born: 11/05/1943
Birth Place: Fort Sheridan, Illinois, USA

Born on Nov. 5, 1943 in Fort Sheridan, IL, Shepard was raised on several military bases by his father, Samuel, an Army officer and former Air Force bomber during World War II, and his mother, Jane, a teacher. The family finally settled in Duarte, CA, where Shepard graduated from high school in 1961. Shepard's father was also an amateur jazz musician who taught his son how to play drums. But the old man was also a voracious drinker, which led to major battles between the two. Though Shepard had started to act and write poetry in high school, he briefly attended Mount Antonio Junior College with his eyes set on becoming a veterinarian. After a year, he left school and moved to New York City, w... Continue Bio >>


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