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									Steve MartinSteve Martin
While he rose to fame as one of America's foremost funnymen on the big and little screens, Steve Martin has taken to giving his unique, fantastical sense of humor literary life, from books like the bestselling novella Shopgirl to plays like Picasso at the Lapine Agile and The Underpants.

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Steve Martin
Also Known As:
Stephen Martin (full name)
Current Home:
Beverly Hills, California
Date of Birth:
August 14, 1945
Place of Birth:
Waco, Texas
Long Beach State College; University of California, Los Angeles
Emmy Awards, 1968 and 1969, for The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour; Grammy Award, 1977, for Let's Get Small; Grammy Award, 1978, for A Wild and Crazy Guy; American Comedy Awards, Lifetime Achievement Award, 2000

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Martin's Latest

Published Works

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								The Pleasure of My Company, Author: 
								Steve Martin.

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The Pleasure of My Company
by Steve Martin
Martin brings his signature comedic flair and literary talents to another tender novel -- this time the story of a troubled, comulsive, lonely man who finds love -- and a reason for living -- in the most unexpected place.
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								The Underpants: A Play, Author: 
								Steve Martin.
*  Cruel Shoes (1977)
*  Picasso at the Lapin Agile and Other Plays (1996)
*  Wasp and Other Plays (1996)
*  Pure Drivel (1998)
*  Shopgirl: A Novella (2000)
*  The Underpants: A Play (2002)
*  The Pleasure of My Company: A Novel (2003)

*  See the Steve Martin chronology

Martin's Next Movie

Martin recently adapted his novella Shopgirl for the silver screen. Claire Danes stars in the title role as Mirabelle, a Neiman Marcus glove counter girl who must decide between two suitors. The film also stars Jason Schwartzman and Martin himself.

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The Best Book to Read First

Martin's Memories

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								Pure Drivel, Author: 
								Steve Martin.

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Pure Drivel
by Steve Martin
This joyride of a book careens from topical riffs on modern life (a parody of medicine warning labels) to news items that could only have bubbled up from the author's imagination ("Times Roman Font Announces Shortage of Periods"). Martin's wry honesty adds touches of comic pathos: "Dear Amanda: It was a lucky coincidence that my cat leapt on your speed-dial button last night, as it gave us a chance to talk again…."

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								Live from New York: An Oral History of Saturday Night Live, Author: 
								Tom Shales, James Andrew Miller.

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Live from New York: An Oral History of Saturday Night Live
by Tom Shales, James Andrew Miller
Pulitzer Prize-winning Washington Post television critic Tom Shales and his coauthor James Andrew Miller interviewed scores of writers and cast members past and present -- Martin included -- to create this dishy behind-the-scenes look at the show that made Martin a household hoot.