Monday, July 31, 2017

Rest in Peace, Sam Shepard

We have lost another great American, playwright and actor, Sam Shepard. He passed alway from ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig's disease. He died Thursday. Sam won the Pulitzer Prize for drama in 1979 for his play, Buried Child. 
Sam is pictured above with Gen. Chuck Yeager. Mr. Shepard received an Academy Award nomination for his portrayal of Gen. Yeager in The Right Stuff. General Yeager, a genuine hero, is still with us.

The Right Stuff is one of my two favorite movies and is my favorite book.
What would be the greatest double feature of all time as seen on
the movie house on my train layout.
ALS is an especially awful disease for the victim and family. Mr. Shepard alluded to it in a tweet.
Rest in peace, Sam Shepard.

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