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Peter Dinklage had a mullet in high school

Peter Dinklage had a mullet in high school

MORRISTOWN, N.J., June 5 (UPI) --A high school yearbook photo of "Game of Thrones" actor Peter Dinklage sporting a mullet is spreading faster than the wildfire he used to defend King's Landing.
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Broadway lights will be dimmed for Philip Seymour Hoffman

Broadway lights will be dimmed for Philip Seymour Hoffman

NEW YORK, Feb. 3 (UPI) -- The Broadway League says theater marquee lights will be dimmed for a minute Wednesday night in honor of the late actor Philip Seymour Hoffman.
At year's end: 2013 was an outstanding year at the cinema

At year's end: 2013 was an outstanding year at the cinema

2013 was an outstanding year for movies with a slate chock-full of thought-provoking, fact-inspired dramas, including "42," "Lee Daniels' The Butler," "12 Years a Slave," "Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom," "Philomena," "Saving Mr. Banks," "Lone Survivor," "The Wolf of Wall Street" and "The Dallas Buyers Club."
KAREN BUTLER, United Press International

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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013.
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UPI Almanac for Monday, Nov. 5, 2012.
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Cole, Nicholson to star in Shepard play

Cole, Nicholson to star in Shepard play

NEW YORK, June 27 (UPI) -- Jenny Bacon, Gary Cole, Betty Gilpin, Julianne Nicholson and Lois Smith are to star in the world premiere of Sam Shepard's play "Heartless" in New York.
Bale, Affleck start shooting film in Pa.

Bale, Affleck start shooting film in Pa.

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., April 13 (UPI) -- Principal photography began Friday in Pennsylvania on "Out of the Furnace," starring Christian Bale and Casey Affleck, the dramatic thriller's producers said.
Report: Lange and Shepard separate

Report: Lange and Shepard separate

NEW YORK, Dec. 19 (UPI) -- Jessica Lange's publicist said Monday the U.S. actress has been separated from her longtime partner, playwright and actor Sam Shepard, for two years now.

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UPI Almanac for Saturday, Nov. 5, 2011.
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Sam Shepard pleads guilty to DUI

Sam Shepard pleads guilty to DUI

NORMAL, Ill., Feb. 12 (UPI) -- Actor and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Sam Shepard has pleaded guilty to drunken driving and speeding in Normal, Ill., TMZ reported.

Actor, writer Sam Shepard charged with DUI

NORMAL, Ill., Jan. 3 (UPI) -- Sam Shepard, the writer and actor who won a Pulitzer Prize for his play "Buried Child," was charged with drunken driving Saturday in Illinois.
Lange, Shepard sell Minn. house to exec

Lange, Shepard sell Minn. house to exec

STILLWATER, Minn., Dec. 11 (UPI) -- Actress Jessica Lange and playwright companion Sam Shepard sold their estate in Stillwater, Minn., to a successful insurance executive, county records show.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2008.
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The almanac

UPI Almanac for Monday, Nov. 5, 2007.
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Max Roach, a founder of modern jazz, dies

NEW YORK, Aug. 16 (UPI) -- Percussionist Max Roach, a founder of modern jazz who broke musical barriers throughout his career, died Thursday at his home in New York at age 83.
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Pulitzer Prize playwright/actor Sam Shepard meets the media before receiving his honorary degree from the Juilliard School at it's 102nd commencement ceremony in New York on May 25, 2007. (UPI Photo/Ezio Petersen)
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Sam Shepard (born November 5, 1943) is an American playwright, actor, and television and film director. He is author of several books of short stories, essays, and memoirs, and received the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1979 for his play Buried Child. Shepard was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his portrayal of pilot Chuck Yeager in The Right Stuff (1983).

Born Samuel Shepard Rogers IV in Fort Sheridan, Illinois, he worked on a ranch as a teenager. His father, Samuel Shepard Rogers, Jr., was a teacher, farmer, and served in the United States Army Air Forces as a bomber pilot during World War II. His mother, Jane Elaine (née Schook), was a teacher and a native of Chicago, Illinois. After high school Shepard briefly attended college, but dropped out to join a travelling theater group. 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. He was also a drummer for the eccentric late-1960s rock band The Holy Modal Rounders, featured in the movie Easy Rider (1969).

Shepard became involved in New York City's Off-Off-Broadway theater scene, beginning at the age of nineteen. Although his plays were staged at several Off-Off-Broadway venues, he was most closely connected with Theatre Genesis, housed at St. Mark's Church in-the-Bowery in Manhattan's East Village. He acted occasionally in those days, but his interests were almost strictly confined to writing, up until the late 1970s. Most of his writing was for the stage, but he had early screen-writing credits for Me and My Brother (1968) and Antonioni's Zabriskie Point (1970). His early science-fiction play, The Unseen Hand, influenced Richard O'Brien's stage musical Rocky Horror Show. After three years of living in England, in 1976 Shepard relocated to the San Francisco Bay Area in California and was named playwright-in-residence at the Magic Theatre in San Francisco where many of his works received their premier productions. Notable work includes Buried Child (1978), Curse of the Starving Class (1978), True West (1980) and A Lie of the Mind (1985). He also continued with his collaboration with Bob Dylan that started with the surrealist film Renaldo and Clara (1978) and co-wrote with Dylan an epic, 11-minute song entitled "Brownsville Girl", included on Dylan's Knocked Out Loaded (1986) album and later compilations.

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