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STEVE MARTIN (NORM OGLESBY) is one of the most well-known and
pervasive talents in entertainment. His work has earned him an Academy Award,
five Grammy awards, an Emmy, the Mark Twain Award, and the Kennedy Center
Martin began his career on "The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour" (1967-1969), for
which he earned his first Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing Achievement in
Comedy, Variety or Music in 1969. In the mid 1970s, Martin shone as a stand-up
on "The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson" and NBC's "Saturday Night Live."
Martin's films are widely popular successes and are the kind of movies that are
viewed again and again: The Jerk (1979), Planes, Trains & Automobiles (1987),
Roxanne (1987), Parenthood (1989), L.A. Story (1991), Father of the Bride
(1991), and Bowfinger (1999).
As an author, Martin's work includes the novel An Object of Beauty, the play
Picasso at the Lapin Agile, a collection of comic pieces, Pure Drivel, a
bestselling novella, Shopgirl, and his memoir Born Standing Up. His writing
often appears in The New Yorker.
His latest play, Meteor Shower debuted at the San Diego's Old Globe Theater this
past August. The show broke records and has become one of the most successful
shows in Globe history. Meteor Shower will be at the Long Wharf Theater in
Connecticut from September 21 till October 16th.
Steve Martin is also an accomplished Grammy Award-winning, boundary-pushing
bluegrass banjoist and composer. In 2013, Steve Martin released his third
full-length album called Love Has Come For You, a unique collaboration with
songwriter Edie Brickell. Love Has Come For You, won a Grammy for "Best
American Roots Song" for the title track and inspired the Broadway musical
Bright Star. Bright Star received five Tony Award nominations and also received
Outstanding New Broadway Musical and Outstanding New Score at the Outer Critics
Circle Awards. Martin and Brickell's second album together, So Familiar, was
released on Rounder Records last October, featuring 12 remarkable new songs that
bring the acclaimed duo's musical collaboration into fresh creative territory.
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