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Jean Shepherd (I) (1921–1999)

Raised in Hammond, Indiana, Jean Shepherd went on to work in the steel mills and was a veteran of the Army Signal Corps before entering the arts. In the 1950s, he began a long career as a radio personality telling stories of his youth, commenting on current topics and performing silly songs. While at WOR-AM in New York, he also broadcast live ... See full bio »

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 1994 It Runs in the Family
Narrator / Ralph as an Adult (voice)
 1988-1991 Sesame Street (TV Series)
All Characters in 'Cowboy X' segment
- Episode #23.8 (1991) ... All Characters in 'Cowboy X' segment (voice)
- Episode #19.69 (1988) ... All Characters in 'Cowboy X' segment (voice)
 1987 Chicago White Sox a Visual History (Video)
Narrator
 1982 American Playhouse (TV Series)
Ralph / Narrator
 1980 Flickers (TV Mini-Series)
Narrator in new introduction
 1976 Visions (TV Series)
Narrator / Adult Ralph
- The Phantom of the Open Hearth (1976) ... Narrator / Adult Ralph
 1973 No Whistles, Bells, or Bedlam (Short)
Narrator, on camera
 1971 Tiki Tiki (voice)
 1970 NET Playhouse (TV Series)
- America, Inc. (1970)
 1964 Light Fantastic
Frank
 1959 Shadows
Man at Party (uncredited)
 1954 New Faces
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Other Works:

I, Libertine (1956) (with Theodore Sturgeon, under the pen name Frederick Ewing) See more »

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1 Print Biography | See more »

Alternate Names:

Jean Shepard | J. Shepherd
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Personal Quote:

Can you imagine four thousand years passing and you're not even a memory? Think about it, friends. It's not just a possibility. It is a certainty. See more »

Trivia:

"Red Ryder Nails the Hammond Kid", the basis for the 1983 movie A Christmas Story (1983), was published in the December 1965 issue of "Playboy" Magazine, which traditionally was billed as the "Gala Issue". Due to his popularity, Shepherd's stories often appeared in the December, Xmas-themed issues (1964, '65, '67, '68 and 1970), which was fitting for the man who wrote the screenplay for the most ... See more »

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