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Seelig, Dayna

Dayna Seelig

  • Name(s)
    • Dayna Seelig
  • Date of Birth
  • Residence(s)
    • Flemingsburg, Fleming County, Kentucky
    • Lexington, Fayette County, Kentucky
    • Morehead, Rowan County, Kentucky
    • Mount Sterling, Montgomery County, Kentucky
  • Education
    • Ph.D. in Kinesiology and Exercise Science, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky, 1994
    • Bachelors degree, Morehead State University, Morehead, Kentucky, 1988
  • Life Events
  • Employment
    • Self-employed, Kentucky Spirited Chef, Mount Sterling, Kentucky, 2018-present
    • Professor of Exercise Science, Morehead State University, Morehead, Kentucky, 1991-2017
  • Occupation(s) / Field(s) of Activity
    • Professor
    • Chef
    • Writer

Semones, Charles

  • Name(s)
    • Charles Semones
    • Charles William Semones
  • Date of Birth
    • August 25, 1937
    • Deep Creek area, Mercer County, Kentucky
  • Date of Death
    • September 13, 2015
  • Residence(s)
    • Deep Creek area, Mercer County, Kentucky
    • Harrodsburg, Mercer County, Kentucky
  • Education
    • B.A. in Education, Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond, Kentucky
  • Life Events
    • Member of the Academy of American Poets
    • Served in the United States Army Reserves
  • Employment
    • Teacher, Mercer County School District, Mercer County, Kentucky
  • Occupation(s) / Field(s) of Activity
    • Teacher
    • Writer
    • Poet

Shaffer, Andrew

Andrew Shaffer

  • Name(s)
    • Andrew Shaffer
    • Pseudonym: Fanny Merkin
  • Date of Birth
    • November 11, 1978
    • Cedar Rapids, Iowa
  • Residence(s)
    • Cedar Rapids, Iowa
    • Iowa City, Iowa
    • Portland, Oregon
    • Lexington, Fayette County, Kentucky
    • Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky
  • Education
    • M.B.A., University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa, 2008
    • B.A. in English, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa 2004
  • Life Events
  • Awards and Recognitions
    • Goodreads Choice Awards Finalist for Hope Rides Again, 2019
    • Indiebound and Barnes & Nobles Bestseller for Hope Rides Again, 2019
    • Goodreads Choice Awards Finalist for Hope Never Dies, 2018
    • New York Times, USA Today, Publishers Weekly, Indiebound, and Barnes & Noble Bestseller for Hope Never Dies, 2018
    • New York Times Bestseller for How to Survive a Sharknado and Other Unnatural Disasters, 2014
    • Alternate for the Literary Rogues Book-of-the-Month Club, 2013
    • Goodreads Choice Awards Semifinalist for Fifty Shames of Earl Grey, 2012
  • Employment
    • Teaches writing, Carnegie Center for Literacy and Learning, Lexington, Kentucky
    • Teaches writing, Louisville Literary Arts, Louisville, Kentucky
    • Publisher at 8th Circle Press
    • Owner and director of Order of St. Nick
  • Occupation(s) / Field(s) of Activity
    • Publisher
    • Writer

Shepard, Sam

Sam Shepard

  • Name(s)
    • Sam Shepard
    • Samuel Shepard Rogers III
    • Steve Rogers
  • Date of Birth
    • November 5, 1943
    • Fort Sheridan, Illinois
  • Date of Death
    • July 27, 2017
    • Midway, Woodford County, Kentucky
  • Residence(s)
    • Various military bases in the United States and Guam
    • Duarte, California
    • New York City, New York, c.1963-c.1971
    • England, 1971-1974
    • San Francisco, California, 1974-c.1983
    • Sante Fe, New Mexico, 1983-1986
    • Charlottesville, Virginia, 1986-1995
    • Stillwater, Minnesota, 1995-2004
    • Greenwich Village, New York City, 2005-2010
    • Midway, Kentucky, -2017
  • Education
    • One year of college in agricultural studies
    • Duarte High School, 1961
  • Life Events
    • Partnered with Jessica Lange, c.1982-2009, two children
    • Joined Bob Dylan's "Rolling Thunder Revue," mid-1970s
    • Married O-lan Jones Dark, 1969; one son; divorced 1984
    • Played drums and guitar in the rock band The Holy Modal Rounders, c.1968-1970
    • Toured with the Bishop's Company Repertory Players, 1962-1963
  • Awards and Recognitions
    • Inducted into the Kentucky Writers Hall of Fame, 2020
    • Nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie for Dash and Lilly, 1999
    • Nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in a Miniseries or Television Film for Dash and Lilly, 1999
    • Tony Award nomination for Buried Child, 1996
    • Inducted into the Theater Hall of Fame, 1994
    • Elected to the American Academy of Arts and Letters, 1986
    • New York Drama Critics Circle Award for Best New Play for A Lie of the Mind, 1986
    • Drama Desk Award for A Lie of the Mind, 1986
    • Palme d'Or Award for Paris, Texas, 1984
    • Nominated for the BAFTA Award for Best Adapted Screenplay (co-writer) for Paris, Texas, 1984
    • Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor for his performance in The Right Stuff, 1983
    • Obie Award for Best Direction for Fool for Love, 1983
    • Pulitzer Prize for Drama for Buried Child, 1979
    • Grant from The Rockefeller Foundation
    • Grant from the Guggenheim Foundation
    • Obie Awards for Curse of the Starving Class and Buried Child, 1979
    • Obie Award for The Tooth of the Crime, 1973
    • Obie Award for Melodrama Play and Cowboys #2, 1968
    • Obie Award for La Turista, 1967
    • Obie Awards for plays ChicagoIcarus's Mother, and Red Cross, 1966
  • Employment
    • Playwright and Actor
    • Busboy Village Gate nightclub, New York City, 1963-
    • Stable hand, horse ranch in Chino, 1958-1960
  • Occupation(s) / Field(s) of Activity
    • Playwright
    • Actor
    • Writer
    • Director

Film: 

  • Me and My Brother (co-writer), 1969
  • Zabriskie Point (co-writer), 1970
  • Oh! Calcutta! (sketch contributions), 1972
  • Renaldo and Clara (co-writer), 1978
  • Savage/Love (writer, short film), 1981
  • Tongues (writer, short film), 1982
  • Paris, Texas (co-writer), 1984
  • Fool of Love (writer, also actor), 1985
  • Far North (writer and director), 1988
  • Silent Tongue (writer and director), 1994
  • Curse of the Starving Class (writer), 1994
  • Simpatico (writer), 1999
  • Don't Come Knocking (co-writer), 2005
  • Fool for Love (writer, short film), 2007

Television:

  • ITV Saturday Night Theatre (writer, episode: "Geography of a Horse Dreamer"), 1974
  • American Playhouse (writer, episode: "True West"), 1984
  • True West (writer, adaptation of True West), 2002
  • See You in My Dreams (writer, adaptation from Cursing Paradise and Motel Chronicles), 2004

Film:

  • Brand X, role: [?], 1970
  • Renaldo and Clara, role: Rodeo, 1978
  • Days of Heaven, role: The Farmer, 1978
  • Resurrection, role: Cal Carpenter, 1980
  • Raggedy Man, role: Bailey, 1981
  • Frances, role: Harry York, 1982
  • The Right Stuff, role: Chuck Yeager, 1983
  • County, role: Gilbert "Gil" Ivy, 1984
  • Fool for Love, role: Eddie (also writer), 1985
  • Crimes of the Heart, role: Doc Porter, 1986
  • Baby Boom, role: Dr. Jeff Cooper, 1987
  • Steel Magnolias, role: Spud Jones, 1989
  • Bright Angel, role: Jack, 1990
  • Voyager, role: Walter Faber, narrator, 1991
  • Defenseless, role: Detective Beutel, 1991
  • Thunderheart, role: Frank Coutelle, 1992
  • The Pelican Brief, role: Thomas Callahan, 1993
  • Safe Passage, role: Patrick Singer, 1994
  • The Good Old Boys, role: Snort Yarnell, 1995
  • The Only Thrill, role: Reece McHenry, 1997
  • Curtain Call, role: Will Dodge, 1998
  • Snow Falling on Cedars, role: Arthur Chambers, 1999
  • Hamlet, role: Ghost, 2000
  • All the Pretty Horses, role: J.C. Franklin, 2000
  • The Pledge, role: Eric Pallack, 2001
  • Swordfish, role: James Reisman, 2001
  • Black Hawk Down, role: William F. Garrison, 2001
  • Leo, role: Vic, 2002
  • Blind Horizon, role: Sheriff Jack Kolb, 2003
  • The Notebook, role: Frank Calhoun, 2004
  • Don't Come Knocking, role: Howard Spence (also co-writer), 2005
  • Stealth, role: George Cummings, 2005
  • Bandidas, role: Bill Buck, 2006
  • Walker Payne, role: Syrus, 2006
  • The Return, role: Ed Mills, 2006
  • Charlotte's Web, role: narrator, 2006
  • The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford, role: Frank James, 2007
  • The Accidental Husband, role: Wilder Lloyd, 2008
  • Felon, role: Gordon Camrose, 2008
  • Brothers, role: Hank Cahill, 2009
  • Fair Game, role: Sam Plame, 2010
  • Inhale, role: James Harrison, 2010
  • Blackthorn, role: Butch Cassidy, 2011
  • Shepard & Dark, role: himself (documentary), 2012
  • Darling Companion, role: Sheriff Morris, 2012
  • Safe House, role: Harlan Whitford, 2012
  • Killing Them Softly, role: Dillon, 2012
  • Mud, role: Tom Blankenship, 2012
  • Savannah, role: Mr. Stubbs, 2013
  • August: Osage County, role: Beverly Weston, 2013
  • Out of the Furnace, role: Gerald "Red" Baze, 2013
  • Cold in July, role: Ben Russell, 2014
  • Ithaca, role: Willie Grogan, 2015
  • Midnight Special, role: Calvin Meyer, 2016
  • In Dubious Battle, role: Mr. Anderson, 2016
  • Never Here, role: Paul Stark, 2017
  • Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story by Martin Scorsese, role: himself (documentary), 2019

Television:

  • The Good Old Boys, television film, role: Snort Yarnell, 1995
  • Lily Dale, television film, role: Pete Davenport, 1996
  • Streets of Laredo, three episodes, role: Pea Eye Parker, 1999
  • Purgatory, television film, role: Sheriff Forrest, Wild Bill Hickok, 1999
  • Dash and Lilly, television film, role: Dashiell Hammett, 1999
  • One Kill, television film, role: Major Nelson Gray, 2000
  • Great Performances, one episode ("Kurosawa"), role: narrator, 2000
  • After the Harvest, television film, role: Caleb Gare, 2001
  • Shot in the Heart, television film, role: Frank Gilmore Sr., 2001
  • Ruffian, television film, role: Frank Whiteley, 2007
  • Tough Trade, pilot episode, role: [?], 2010
  • Klondike, three episodes, role: Father Judge, 2014
  • Bloodline, seven episodes, role: Robert Rayburn, 2015-2017

Sherburne, James

James Sherburne

  • Name(s)
    • James Sherburne
    • James R. Sherburne
    • James Robert Sherburne
  • Date of Birth
    • May 22, 1925
    • East Lansing, Michigan
  • Date of Death
    • May 7, 2011
    • Lawrenceburg, Anderson County, Kentucky
  • Residence(s)
    • East Lansing, Michigan
    • Lexington, Fayette County, Kentucky. 1941-
    • Chicago, Illinois
    • Midway, Woodford County, Kentucky
    • Lawrenceburg, Anderson County, Kentucky, 1988-2011
  • Education
    • A.B. in English, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky, 1947
    • Attended Berea College, Berea, Kentucky
  • Life Events
    • Served in the United States Navy, Pacific Theater, World War II, 1943-1946
    • Married Nancy Garner, 1952; four children
  • Awards and Recognitions
    • Friends of Literature Award for Hacey Miller, 1971
  • Employment
    • Speaker and Educator, Artists in Education program, Kentucky
    • Teacher, Midway College
    • Advertising, Chicago, Illinois
  • Occupation(s) / Field(s) of Activity
    • Teacher
    • Writer
    • Educator
    • Speaker

Shulman, Lenny

Lenny Shulman

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  • Name(s)
    • Lenny Shulman
  • Date of Birth
    • Binghamton, New York
  • Residence(s)
    • New York City, New York
    • Arizona
    • Los Angeles, California
    • Lexington, Fayette County, Kentucky
  • Education
    • B.S. in Journalism, Newhouse School of Communications, Syracuse University, Syracuse, New York
  • Life Events
  • Awards and Recognitions
    • Emmy Award for an NFL pre-game show on FOX Sports
  • Employment
    • Features Editor and Writer, BloodHorse Magazine
    • Writer and Producer, Kids Incorporated
    • NFL pre-game show, FOX Sports
  • Occupation(s) / Field(s) of Activity
    • Author
    • Humorist
    • Editor
    • TV and film writer
    • Producer