Alan Bartlett, Jr. 1923–1998, U.S. astronaut: first American in space, May 5, 1961.
Sam, born 1943, U.S. playwright, actor, and director.
Contemporary Examples

At Fox, news anchors Bret Baier and Shepard Smith handled the news.
Boston Marathon Explosions: Death on the Airwaves as Networks Scramble Howard Kurtz April 14, 2013

“The only thing more important to Ailes than beating CNN is CNN losing to Fox,” Fox News anchor Shepard Smith once told Chafets.
16 Juiciest Bits From the Roger Ailes Biography The Daily Beast March 19, 2013

Shepard has a theory about the pictures found at Franklin’s house.
Inside Grim Sleeper’s Home Christine Pelisek December 19, 2010

Shepard Fairey, the artist behind the famous Obama “HOPE” poster—was one of the first to sign on to the project.
They’re Done With YouTube. Now Cats Storm the Art-World Justin Jones January 24, 2014

On Wednesday, anchor Shepard Smith gave Fox News viewers a dose of rationality.
Breakdancing Brad Pitt, Chainsaw Massacre Prank, and More Viral Videos The Daily Beast Video October 18, 2014

Historical Examples

Mrs. Shepard wanted to know if we could not put in at some port, as we had done on Thursday.
Up the River Oliver Optic

Yet Shepard took as high ground as any with regard to this subject.
Bertha and Her Baptism Nehemiah Adams

Dick often wondered at the swift and almost noiseless tread of Shepard, with whom he was becoming well acquainted.
The Tree of Appomattox Joseph A. Altsheler

Owen was delighted with the decision of Colonel Shepard when he accepted my invitation.
Up the River Oliver Optic

“I don’t see that it’s my move,” said Shepard, as he floated calmly.
The Shades of the Wilderness Joseph A. Altsheler

Alan Bartlett, Jr. 1923–98, US naval officer; first US astronaut in space (1961)
Sam original name Samuel Shepard Rogers. born 1943, US dramatist, film actor, and director. His plays include Chicago (1966), The Tooth of Crime (1972), and Buried Child (1978): films as actor include Days of Heaven (1978) and The Right Stuff (1983); films as director include Far North (1989) and Silent Tongue (1994)

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