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Sam Shepard, award-winning actor and director, dead at 73

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Award-winning actor, playwright and director Sam Shepard is dead at age 73.

"The Right Stuff" actor died of complications from ALS, Broadway World Reports. 

He was also nominated for a Pulitzer Prize in 1979 for the play "Buried Child." 

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