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Old 06-24-2017, 05:47 PM
Banksiaman Banksiaman is offline
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Renaissance people in the arts

Recently I found out that the Sam Shepherd I've always enjoyed as an actor [esp Chuck Yaeger in The Right Stuff], is the same Sam Shepherd who is an accomplished playwright and author and whom I always assumed to be a different person. I have to say, he's a mighty impressive bloke on all three counts.

What other people would have comparable achievement and critical acclaim across at least three fields of the arts?

For the purpose of this discussion I think some longevity and sustained output in each field is required as well as the acclaim of peers. I would not include, say, The Adam Sandler Barbecue Recipe Book as evidence of him either being a writer or cook, so he remains a single threat [or annoyance may be a better word].