Steve Martin is one of today's most talented performers. He has had huge success as a film actor, with such credits as and many others. He has won Emmys for his television writing and two Grammys for his comedy albums. In addition to his bestselling novel and a collection of comic pieces, he has also written a play, He lives in Los Angeles.
Pauline Kael, the late New York-based film critic with the famous biting tongue, once wrote: “Steve Martin seems to cross breed the skills of W.C. Fields with Buster Keaton with some Fred Astaire mingled in.” Indeed, Martin has amassed a career so impressively diverse that it’s difficult to believe it was planned.
In the years that followed, Martin did, on average, two major motion pictures a year, several of them his own written works. He’s tied with actor Alec Baldwin for the most guest-host appearances on Saturday Night Live; they’ve both done 15. In 2007, when he married Anne Stringfield—a former fact-checker and writer for The New Yorker, Lorne Michaels was his best man. And still, there was more.
Steve Martin is a beloved national treasure and one of the most diversified performers and brilliant artists of his generation. Actor, comedian, author, playwright, screenwriter, producer, and musician, Martin is the recipient of an Emmy, four Grammy Awards, a Kennedy Center Honor, and an Honorary Oscar, to name just a few. We are thrilled to welcome him to Long Wharf, where you may have recently seen two of his plays — The Underpants and Picasso at the Lapin Agile.
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Carrie Fisher and Steve Martin share some similar traits. They're both funny. They're both successful writers as well as busy actors. They both know Hollywood intimately — it's a world they both mock with affection, in scripts and novels, essays and conversation.
The private collection of Steve Martin with essays on art ..
“While nobody was looking, at least in the US, Terry Castle has stealthily become one of the funniest contemporary American essayists. Yes, Terry Castle, the Stanford English professor and author of such rib-ticklers as The Female Thermometer: Eighteenth-Century Culture and the Invention of the Uncanny and Clarissa’s Ciphers: Meaning and Disruption in Richardson’s Clarissa. Fortunately, while The New Yorker continues to host the tired likes of Bruce McCall, Steve Martin and David Sedaris, Castle has found a home away from home at the London Review of Books, which regularly publish her long essays and reviews.
Steve was born in Waco, Texas, and his family moved to California when he was 4. He has an older sister. His father sold real estate in Orange County, and his mother was a housewife. His sister went north to college, got married and raised two kids. Their 87-year-old mother is still living in Orange County. When Steve's father realized Steve was going to be in show business, he wrote to actor Raymond Massey, whom he'd known when he was younger.
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Steve Martin's talent has always defied definition: an actor who's kept us riveted for over 25 years, a razor-sharp screenwriter, an acclaimed playwright. In this ingeniously funny collection of humorous riffs, those who thought Martin's gifts were confined to the screen will discover what readers of magazine already know: that Martin is a master of the written word.