In this 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 has died of complications from ALS. He was 73. Photo: AP

Pulitzer-winning playwright and actor Sam Shepard, chronicler of American masculinity, dies at 73

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In this 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 has died of complications from ALS. He was 73. Photo: AP
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