Talk:Sam Shepard

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Thanks for the heads up, Tarquin. I wrote that text for a bookstore website, but I thought it had been removed. I'll rewrite the article to avoid any conflict. --BarkingDoc

States of Shock[edit]

Is this the same Sam Shepard who wrote the anti war play States of Shock. It's a fairly recent play, no earlier than 2003 i'd imagine. The only reason i'm uncertain is that the list of his plays seems fairly extensive, and i didn't think that whoever compiled it originally would miss what i understood to be a fairly well known play. If it is him, I'll do up an article about the play.

According to the author of this site, who claims to be an expert on Mr Shepard, it is the same one. Hope that helps.


Wrong Right Stuff[edit]

"However, he allowed the real Chuck Yeager to take him up in a jet plane in 1984, when he was preparing for his role as Yeager in The Right Stuff." doesn't seem quite right, given that the movie was released in 1983. Does anyone have a proper reference for this? In addition, Sam Shapard did not write "The Right Stuff" ( bibliography error ) Tom Wolfe wrote this book. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 00:00, 28 November 2007 (UTC)

Would be interesting to know how, as a college dropout, he avoided military service and why. With a father in the military, and movies about having the "right stuff" on his resume, this would be an important addition to his biographical material. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 15:12, 3 August 2017 (UTC)

holy modal rounder[edit]

the Wikipedia article on the band the Holy Modal Rounders states "After leaving the Fugs, the Rounders reformed with Sam Shepard and Lee Crabtree to record their third album (Indian War Whoop . . . " Band and recording has a significant cult following and many firsts suggest this be cross referencedZeke Canidae (talk) 21:58, 20 June 2009 (UTC)

unsourced statement[edit]

The following sentences from the "Early life" section are unsourced:

He avoided the draft during the Vietnam era by claiming to be a heroin addict. The year 1963 found him working as a busboy in Manhattan's Greenwich Village in New York City, New York. During this time Shepard was using illicit drugs.

I haven't found any mention of draft-dodging in the sources appearing in footnotes 1–3; one source might be interpreted as obliquely referring to "illicit drug use," in that he's said to have left New York and its drug scene (oblique because the source never says Shephard used drugs). I usually write biographies of people who've been dead for hundreds of years, but I'm thinking these are the kind of statements that need to be especially well-sourced for a living subject. Cynwolfe (talk) 04:52, 29 May 2010 (UTC)

Needs clean up[edit]

The filmographies and bibliographies and all other tables need clean up. Lady Lotus (talk) 16:32, 7 May 2013 (UTC)

Relationship with Joni Mitchell[edit]

She wrote the song Coyote about him: — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 17:15, 22 December 2016 (UTC)


Someone keeps messing up his age and death info and I'm not sure how to fix it. JohnCKey (talk) 15:32, 31 July 2017 (UTC)

Wikipedia relies on reliable sources for information. The current birth and death dates (November 5, 1943 – July 27, 2017) come from reliable sources which are viewable at the references provided. If you have conflicting information from a reliable source, you can correct the information, and add the reliable source as a reference. However, since it would conflict with what's currently in the article, it may be better to discuss on this page specifically what's wrong before changing the article.Ponydepression (talk) 18:13, 31 July 2017 (UTC)

Date of death![edit]

There has been an inordinate amount of activity today on the above subject. So, could we all please note - the respected New York Times states that Sam Shepard died on "Thursday", meaning 27th July 2017, and not the 30th, 31st, or whichever other date you may have overheard as his day of expiry. Given this irrefutable source link, it's foolish to deny the proven fact. Thanks in anticipation of your cooperation. Ref (chew)(do) 23:00, 31 July 2017 (UTC)