Sam Shepard

1943 - 2017

Sam Shepard

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 won 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 8,087,057 page views. His biography is available in 41 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 994th most popular writer.

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  • 8.1M

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  • 60.08

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  • 41

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 3.69

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 4.43

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Notable Works

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Among writers, Sam Shepard ranks 992 out of 4,883Before him are Tom Wolfe, Alain-René Lesage, Pierre-Jean de Béranger, Natalia Ginzburg, Amin Maalouf, and Taha Hussein. After him are Ernst Hanfstaengl, Benito Pérez Galdós, Johannes Tauler, Jean M. Auel, Inca Garcilaso de la Vega, and Persius.

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Among people born in 1943, Sam Shepard ranks 61Before him are Jean-Louis Tauran, Betty Williams, Hanna Schygulla, Klaus Maria Brandauer, Antonio Tabucchi, and Ralph M. Steinman. After him are Jerry Bruckheimer, Raffaella Carrà, Neale Donald Walsch, Mariss Jansons, Esma Redžepova, and Yohji Yamamoto. Among people deceased in 2017, Sam Shepard ranks 60Before him are Chester Bennington, Powers Boothe, Jake LaMotta, Yevgeny Yevtushenko, Adnan Khashoggi, and Konstantinos Mitsotakis. After him are Giovanni Sartori, Jonathan Demme, John G. Avildsen, Pierre Bergé, Hans Rosling, and Karl-Otto Apel.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Sam Shepard ranks 1,081 out of 12,171Before him are Tom Wolfe (1930), Frances McDormand (1957), Frederick Cook (1865), Edward C. Tolman (1886), Henry Lee Lucas (1936), and Alonzo Church (1903). After him are Snoop Dogg (1971), Jean M. Auel (1936), George Whipple (1878), Stanley B. Prusiner (1942), Ansel Adams (1902), and Don Siegel (1912).

Among WRITERS In United States

Among writers born in United States, Sam Shepard ranks 118Before him are Eleanor H. Porter (1868), Ken Kesey (1935), Louisa May Alcott (1832), Gore Vidal (1925), Zelda Fitzgerald (1900), and Tom Wolfe (1930). After him are Jean M. Auel (1936), Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807), John Grisham (1955), Cormac McCarthy (1933), Fredric Brown (1906), and Harry Harrison (1925).