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FILE - In this Sept. 29, 2011 file photo, actor-writer Sam Shepard poses for a portrait in New York. A new documentary “California Typewriter” captures the lauded playwright happy and in his element: writing. Shepard died of complications from ALS, Thursday, July 27, 2017, at his home in Kentucky. He was 73. (AP Photo/Charles Sykes, File)

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FILE - In this Sept. 29, 2011 file photo, actor Sam Shepard poses for a portrait in New York. Shepard, the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright and Oscar-nominated actor, died of complications from ALS, Thursday, July 27, 2017, at his home in Kentucky. He was 73. (AP Photo/Charles Sykes, FIle)

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FILE - In this May 19, 2005 file photo, Sam Shepard attends a press conference at the Cannes film festival in Cannes, southern France. Shepard, the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright and Oscar-nominated actor, died of complications from ALS, Thursday, July 27, 2017, at his home in Kentucky. He was 73. (AP Photo/Laurent Emmanuel, File)

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FILE - In this Sept. 29, 2011 file photo, actor Sam Shepard poses for a portrait in New York. Shepard, the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright, Oscar-nominated actor and celebrated author whose plays chronicled the explosive fault lines of family and masculinity in the American West, died of complications from ALS, Thursday, July 27, 2017, at his home in Kentucky. He was 73. (AP Photo/Charles Sykes, File)

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In this Sept. 29, 2011, file photo, actor Sam Shepard poses for a portrait in New York. Shepard, the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright, Oscar-nominated actor and celebrated author whose plays chronicled the explosive fault lines of family and masculinity in the American West, died of complications from ALS, Thursday, July 27, 2017, at his home in Kentucky. He was 73. (AP Photo/Charles Sykes, File)

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This booking photo provided by the Santa Fe County Jail shows actor and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Sam Shepard, who was arrested Monday on suspicion of drunken driving in Santa Fe, N.M. (Associated Press)

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FILE- This April 26, 2006 file photo shows Sam Shepard and Jessica Lange as they arrive to the premiere of his new movie, "Walker Payne," during the Tribeca Film Festival in New York. Jessica Lange and Sam Shepard have separated after nearly 30 years together. A publicist for Lange confirmed the split Monday. People magazine first reported the separation, reporting that the two concluded their relationship almost two years ago. (AP Photo/Diane Bondareff, FILE)