Sam Shepard

1943 - 2017

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Samuel Shepard Rogers III (November 5, 1943 – July 27, 2017) was an American actor, playwright, author, screenwriter, and director whose career spanned half a century. He won ten Obie Awards for writing and directing, the most by any writer or director. He wrote 58 plays as well as several books of short stories, essays, and memoirs. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Sam Shepard has received more than 10,400,941 page views. His biography is available in 43 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 41 in 2019). Sam Shepard is the 1,112th most popular writer (down from 992nd in 2019), the 1,273rd most popular biography from United States (down from 1,081st in 2019) and the 133rd most popular American Writer.

Sam Shepard is an American playwright, actor, and author. He is most famous for his plays "Buried Child" and "True West."

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  • 43

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 3.33

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 4.75

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among writers, Sam Shepard ranks 1,112 out of 5,794Before him are Diana Gabaldon, Noah Gordon, Al-Mutanabbi, Yosa Buson, Bulat Okudzhava, and Ibn Khallikan. After him are Aristophanes of Byzantium, Poul Anderson, Jean Giono, Joseph Karo, Ľudovít Štúr, and Danielle Steel.

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Among people born in 1943, Sam Shepard ranks 72Before him are Ralph M. Steinman, Yohji Yamamoto, Ken Thompson, Joni Mitchell, Lucio Dalla, and Pervez Musharraf. After him are Piet Keizer, George Benson, Klaus von Klitzing, Betty Williams, Antonio Inoki, and Vint Cerf. Among people deceased in 2017, Sam Shepard ranks 67Before him are Elsa Martinelli, Giovanni Sartori, Peter Mansfield, Pierre Bergé, Kim Jong-nam, and Fats Domino. After him are Michael Nyqvist, Nicolai Gedda, Piet Keizer, Hiroto Muraoka, Georges Prêtre, and John G. Avildsen.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Sam Shepard ranks 1,273 out of 15,968Before him are Courtney Love (1964), Jack Swigert (1931), Ray Kurzweil (1948), Eva Marie Saint (1924), Ron Howard (1954), and Robert Moog (1934). After him are Pat Garrett (1850), Spike Lee (1957), Poul Anderson (1926), Timothy McVeigh (1968), Lucy Liu (1968), and David McClelland (1917).

Among WRITERS In United States

Among writers born in United States, Sam Shepard ranks 133Before him are Valerie Solanas (1936), Virginia Henderson (1897), Robert Sheckley (1928), Marshall Rosenberg (1934), Diana Gabaldon (1952), and Noah Gordon (1926). After him are Poul Anderson (1926), Danielle Steel (1947), James Baldwin (1924), William Carlos Williams (1883), Harry Harrison (1925), and Anthony Bourdain (1956).