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Steve Martin (1) (1945–)

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Steve Martin was born on August 14, 1945 in Waco, Texas. He studied at Long Beach State College. He has acted in such films as The Jerk; Roxanne; Planes, Trains and Automobiles; Bowfinger; Father of the Bride; Cheaper by the Dozen; and Shopgirl, which was adapted from a novel he wrote. He has won visa mer an Emmy for his comedy writing and Grammies for his comedy albums. He has made several appearances on The Tonight Show and Saturday Night Live. He has written several books including Shopgirl, Cruel Shoes, Pure Drivel, The Pleasure of My Company, and An Object of Beauty. He also wrote a play entitled Picasso at the Lapin Agile and a memoir entitled Born Standing Up. During the 1990s, he wrote various pieces for The New Yorker. In 2002, he adapted the Carl Sternheim play The Underpants, which ran Off-Broadway at Classic Stage Company and in 2008, co-wrote and produced Traitor. In 2013 he published a memoir entitled Born Standing Up: A Comic's Life. This book tells the story of his beginnings as a magician and comedian at a young age and follows through his career lifetime. (Bowker Author Biography) visa färre
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Verk av Steve Martin

Shopgirl (2000) — Författare; Berättare, vissa utgåvor4,333 exemplar
Born Standing Up: A Comic's Life (2007) — Författare; Berättare, vissa utgåvor3,487 exemplar
The Pleasure of My Company (2003) — Författare; Berättare, vissa utgåvor2,269 exemplar
An Object of Beauty (2010) 1,690 exemplar
Pure Drivel (1998) 1,385 exemplar
Cruel Shoes (1978) 750 exemplar
Roxanne [1987 film] (1987) — Screenwriter; Actor — 190 exemplar
Late for School (2010) 162 exemplar
A Wealth of Pigeons: A Cartoon Collection (2020) — Författare — 159 exemplar
The Underpants (2002) 140 exemplar
L.A. Story [1991 film] (1991) — Screenwriter; Actor — 98 exemplar
Bowfinger [1999 film] (2000) — Screenwriter; Actor — 77 exemplar
The Jerk (Fotonovel) (1979) 72 exemplar
Shopgirl [2005 film] (2005) — Actor; Screenwriter — 68 exemplar
A Wild and Crazy Guy (1978) 25 exemplar
Bright Star: A New Musical (2014) — Kompositör — 17 exemplar
Love Has Come For You (2013) 16 exemplar
Let's Get Small (1995) 15 exemplar
Comedy Is Not Pretty! (1979) 9 exemplar
Wasp: A Play in One Act (1996) 8 exemplar
Wasp and other plays (1998) 8 exemplar
Only Murders in the Building: Season 1 — Creator — 5 exemplar
The Steve Martin Brothers (1981) 4 exemplar
Picasso at the Lapin Agile (1624) 4 exemplar
The Zig-Zag Woman (1999) 3 exemplar
Only Murders in the Building: Season 3 — Creator — 3 exemplar
Only Murders in the Building: Season 2 — Creator — 3 exemplar
Lets Get Small 2 exemplar
Un objeto de belleza (2012) 2 exemplar
Only Murders In The Building: Seasons 1-2 — Creator — 1 exemplar

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The Complete Far Side: 1980–1994 (1980) — Förord, vissa utgåvor1,709 exemplar
Secret Ingredients: The New Yorker Book of Food and Drink (2007) — Bidragsgivare — 527 exemplar
Most of the Most of S. J. Perelman (1958) — Redaktör, vissa utgåvor507 exemplar
The Prince of Egypt [1998 film] (1998) 492 exemplar
Fantasia [1940 film] (1940) — Actor — 450 exemplar
Cheaper by the Dozen [2003 film] (2003) — Actor — 373 exemplar
Planes, Trains and Automobiles [1987 film] (1987) — Actor — 304 exemplar
¡Three Amigos! [1986 film] (1986) — Actor — 279 exemplar
The Muppet Movie [1979 film] (1979) — Actor — 265 exemplar
Fantasia 2000 [1999 film] (2000) — Host — 265 exemplar
It's Complicated [2009 film] (2010) 194 exemplar
Home [2015 film] (2015) — Voice — 188 exemplar
The Pink Panther [2006 film] (2006) 184 exemplar
Father of the Bride [1991 film] (1991) — Actor — 170 exemplar
Cheaper by the Dozen 2 [2005 film] (2005) — Actor — 165 exemplar
The Jerk [1979 film] (1979) 155 exemplar
All of Me [1984 film] (1984) 120 exemplar
Looney Tunes: Back In Action [2003 film] (2003) — Actor — 99 exemplar
The Simpsons: Season 9 (2014) — Guest star — 90 exemplar
The Pink Panther 2 [2009 film] (2009) — Actor — 89 exemplar
The Big Year [2011 film] (2012) — Actor — 75 exemplar
Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid [1982 film] (1982) — Actor — 72 exemplar
Grand Canyon [1991 film] (1992) 62 exemplar
My Blue Heaven [1990 film] (1990) — Actor — 62 exemplar
Parenthood [1989 film] (1989) 61 exemplar
Laugh Lines: Short Comic Plays (2007) — Bidragsgivare — 56 exemplar
Mixed Nuts [1994 film] (1994) — Actor — 54 exemplar
HouseSitter [1992 film] (1992) 47 exemplar
Sgt. Bilko [1996 film] (1996) — Actor — 41 exemplar
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Steve Martin (1999) — Actor — 37 exemplar
Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk [2016 film] (2016) — Actor — 23 exemplar
Love the Coopers [2015 film] (2015) 22 exemplar
Little Shop of Horrors: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1983) — Preformer, vissa utgåvor21 exemplar
Leap of Faith [1992 Videorecording] (1992) — Actor — 21 exemplar
Parenthood [and] Housesitter (Double Feature Video) (2010) — Actor — 20 exemplar
Pennies from Heaven [1981 film] (2004) — Actor — 20 exemplar
Novocaine [2001 Movie] (2001) — Actor — 19 exemplar
The Out-Of-Towners [1999 film] (1999) — Actor — 16 exemplar
The Lonely Guy [1984 film] (1984) — Actor — 14 exemplar
The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour: The Best of Season 3 (2008) — Writer, Performer, vissa utgåvor10 exemplar
Only Murders in the Building: Season 3 - Original Soundtrack — Performer, vissa utgåvor1 exemplar


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Namn enligt folkbokföringen
Martin, Stephen Glenn
Waco, Texas, USA
Los Angeles, California, USA
University of California, Los Angeles (theater)
Long Beach State University (philosphy)
Santa Ana College
art collector
art curator
Priser och utmärkelser
Mark Twain Prize for American Humor (2005)
Kennedy Center Honors (2007)
Honorary Academy Award (2013)
Grammy Award (5x)
Primetime Emmy Award (1969)
AFI Life Achievement Award (2015)
Kort biografi
Stephen Glenn "Steve" Martin (born August 14, 1945) is an American actor, comedian, writer, playwright, producer, musician and composer.

Martin was born in Waco, Texas, and raised in Southern California, where his early influences were working at Disneyland and Knott's Berry Farm and working magic and comedy acts at these and other smaller venues in the area. His ascent to fame picked up when he became a writer for the Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour, and later became a frequent guest on The Tonight Show. In the 1970s, Martin performed his offbeat, absurdist comedy routines before packed houses on national tours. Since the 1980s, having branched away from stand-up comedy, he has become a successful actor, playwriter, pianist, banjo player, and juggler, eventually earning Emmy, Grammy, and American Comedy awards.



I love Steve Martin, but I didn't know much about his early career as a stand-up comedian. He's very honest in this memoir about his family and the challenges he faced. I was fascinated by the description of the grind he went through to make a success of his career.

The audio is read by Martin himself.
katiekrug | 159 andra recensioner | Nov 15, 2023 |
A Wealth of Pigeons is a collection of cartoons created by famed illustrator/cartoonist Harry Bliss and veteran actor, comedian and writer Steve Martin.

I picked this book up (it was gathering dust on my shelves for over a year) after reading two emotionally taxing books back-to-back and needed a light-hearted read. This was perfect for a ‘pick-me-up’ and I enjoyed laughing myself silly over this delightful collection of ridiculously funny cartoons (and captions) on a variety of subjects including animals, aliens and outer space and of course the exploits of the common man. We even get a few multi-panel frames in which the collaborators give us a glimpse into their creative process, Bliss and Martin appearing as cartoon versions of themselves!

Needless to say, the artwork is simply stunning with mostly black and white sketches ( a handful with a splash of color). With a wide variety of topics and humor, the collection never gets monotonous. I couldn’t get enough of these cartoons and sincerely hope Steve Martin and Harry Bliss get together for more such collaborations in the future.

For those who enjoy New Yorker-style cartoons, The Wealth of Pigeons by Harry Bliss and Steve Martin deserves a place in your collection! Perfect as a palate cleanser, when you need a good laugh or just because you feel like it! As in most "collections" some cartoons were funnier or more interesting than others but overall, this book is a fun and light-hearted read that I really enjoyed!
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srms.reads | 6 andra recensioner | Sep 4, 2023 |
Steve Martin, one of the most obviously intelligent comedy artists of his generation, has written a genial and serious book about the art of stand-up comedy as he saw it during his development in the 1960s and his enormous success in the 1970s. The book is charming and funny, yet it trades easy laughs for a real look at what went into the building of a spectacular career. Martin is authentic in his description of his upbringing in a family that didn't discover closeness until almost too late. It's a lovely and sometimes touching book.… (mer)
jumblejim | 159 andra recensioner | Aug 26, 2023 |
Sometimes I think of Steve Martin like an older cousin I never met. We both lived in Garden Grove, California (I even performed on the stage of the theater at Garden Grove High School, which he attended) and we both worked at Disneyland (albeit 20 years apart). It's been fun watching him make good and this book does a good job chronicling that process, up through the beginning of his film career.

What works is that he doesn't sensationalize anything, but he doesn't shrink away from emotional issues, either. He really does seem to want to tell it like it was, successes and failures. What also comes through is the amount of persistent hard work it took to be an overnight success. He seems to personify the saying the luck is being ready to take advantage of an opportunity when it comes.

For any fan of Steve Martin, this is a must read.
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zot79 | 159 andra recensioner | Aug 20, 2023 |



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