Sam Shepard

Sam Shepard
1943 - 2017
Sam Shepard  American Actor

Sam Shepard dating history


Sam Shepard was previously married to O-Lan Jones (1969 - 1984).

Sam Shepard was in relationships with Mia Kirshner (2014 - 2015), Jessica Lange (1981 - 2009), Patti Smith (1981 - 1982), Joyce Aaron (1965 - 1968) and Marisa Berenson.

Sam Shepard is rumoured to have hooked up with Joni Mitchell (1975).


American Actor Sam Shepard was born Samuel Shepard Rogers III on 5th November, 1943 in Fort Sheridan, Illinois, USA and passed away on 27th Jul 2017 Midway, Kentucky, USA aged 73. He is most remembered for The Right Stuff. His zodiac sign is Scorpio.

Sam Shepard was in 7 on-screen matchups, including Diane Keaton in Baby Boom (1987), Dolly Parton in Steel Magnolias (1989), Ellen Burstyn in Resurrection (1980), Jessica Lange in Crimes of the Heart (1986) and Judy Davis in Dash and Lilly (1999).

Sam Shepard is a member of the following lists: Theatre of the Absurd, American film actors and American screenwriters.


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Relationship Statistics

Married1 16 years - -
Dating5 27 years, 2 months 6 years, 5 months 1 year
Rumoured1 - - -
Total7 27 years, 2 months 6 years, 10 months 1 year


First Name Sam
Last Name Shepard
Full Name at Birth Samuel Shepard Rogers III
Alternative Name Charlie
Birthday 5th November, 1943
Birthplace Fort Sheridan, Illinois, USA
Died 27th July, 2017
Place of Death Midway, Kentucky, USA
Cause of Death Lou Gehrig's disease
Height 6' 1½" (187 cm)
Build Slim
Eye Color Brown - Dark
Hair Color Brown - Light
Distinctive Feature Crooked Teeth
Zodiac Sign Scorpio
Sexuality Straight
Ethnicity White
Nationality American
High School Duarte High School, Duarte, CA (1961)
University Mount San Antonio Junior College (dropped out)
Occupation Text Playwright, actor, author, screenwriter, director
Occupation Actor
Claim to Fame The Right Stuff
Year(s) Active 1960s–present, 1962–present, 1962–2017
Talent Agency (e.g. Modelling) Judy Boals, Inc.
Official Websites,,,
Father Samuel Shepard (died in 1984)
Mother Jane Elaine Rogers (b. 1917)
Sister Sandy Rogers, Roxanne Rogers

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. Shepard received the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1979 for his play Buried Child and was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his portrayal of pilot Chuck Yeager in the 1983 film The Right Stuff. He received the PEN/Laura Pels Theater Award as a master American dramatist in 2009. New York magazine described Shepard as "the greatest American playwright of his generation."

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Sam Shepard73 ScorpioActor
Mia Kirshner49 AquariusActress
Jessica Lange75 AriesActress
Patti Smith77 CapricornSinger
Joni Mitchell80 ScorpioSinger
O-Lan Jones74 GeminiActress
Joyce Aaron-
Marisa Berenson77 AquariusActress


NameGenderBornAgeOther Parent
JesseMaleMay, 197054 years oldO-Lan Jones
Hanna JaneFemale13th January, 198638 years oldJessica Lange
Samuel WalkerMale14th June, 198737 years oldJessica Lange


Rolling Thunder Revue2019The WriterMovie
Never Here2017Paul StarkMovie
Midnight Special2016Calvin MeyerMovie
In Dubious Battle2016Mr. AndersonMovie
Bloodline2015Robert RayburnTV Show
Ithaca2015Willie GroganMovie
Cold in July2014RusselMovie
Klondike2014Father JudgeTV Show
Out of the Furnace2013Gerald 'Red' BazeMovie
August: Osage County2013Beverly WestonMovie
Savannah2013Mr. StubbsMovie
Safe House2012Harlan WhitfordMovie
Darling Companion2012Sheriff MorrisMovie
Killing Them Softly2012DillonMovie
Inhale2010James HarrisonMovie
Fair Game2010Sam PlameMovie
Tough Trade2010TV Movie
Brothers2009Hank CahillMovie
The Accidental Husband2008WilderMovie
The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford2007Frank JamesMovie
Ruffian2007Frank WhiteleyTV Movie
Bandidas2006Bill BuckMovie
Charlotte's Web2006The Narrator (voice)Movie
Walker Payne2006SyrusMovie
Don't Come Knocking2005Howard SpenceMovie
Stealth2005Capt. George CummingsMovie
The Return2005Ed MillsMovie
The Notebook2004Frank CalhounMovie
Blind Horizon2003Sheriff Jack KolbMovie
Black Hawk Down2001GarrisonMovie
Swordfish2001Senator ReismanMovie
The Pledge2001Eric PollackMovie
After the Harvest2001Caleb GareTV Movie
Shot in the Heart2001Frank Gilmore, Sr.TV Movie
All the Pretty Horses2000J.C. FranklinMovie
One Kill2000Maj. Nelson GrayTV Movie
Snow Falling on Cedars1999Arthur ChambersMovie
Dash and Lilly1999Dashiell HammettTV Movie
Purgatory1999Sheriff Forrest / Wild Bill HickockTV Movie
It All Came True1998Will DodgeMovie
The Only Thrill1997Reece McHenryMovie
Lily Dale1996Pete DavenportTV Movie
Streets of Laredo1995Pea Eye / Pea Eye ParkerTV Show
The Good Old Boys1995TarnellTV Movie
Safe Passage1994PatrickMovie
The Pelican Brief1993Thomas CallahanMovie
Thunderheart1992Frank CoutelleMovie
Defenseless1991Det. BeutelMovie
Voyager1991Walter FaberMovie
Bright Angel1990JackMovie
Steel Magnolias1989Spud JonesMovie
Baby Boom1987Dr. Jeff CooperMovie
Crimes of the Heart1986Doc PorterMovie
Fool for Love1985Eddie / May's half-brotherMovie
Country1984Gil IvyMovie
The Right Stuff1983Chuck YeagerMovie
Frances1982Harry YorkMovie
Raggedy Man1981BaileyMovie
Days of Heaven1978The FarmerMovie
Great Performances1971NarratorTV Show
Brand X1970Movie
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