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Trivia Question for February 8, 2018 – The Fugitive: Sam Sheppard

You may remember the 1993 film “The Fugitive” where Dr. Sam Sheppard played by Harrison Ford is chased by Tommy Lee Jones who plays a US Deputy Marshal tracking down the escaped fugitive who was unjustly convicted of killing his wife. (Jones by the way won a Golden Globe & an Oscar for that role.)

The story line was loosely based on the life of the Real Dr. Sam Sheppard who in the 1950’s was essentially tried and convicted by the media and ended up with a life sentence when tried for the crime. Later the US Supreme Court overturned the conviction citing the media circus around his trial made it impossible for him to get a fair and impartial hearing & later he was released after a second trial and a total of 10 years in prison.

A physician by trade, Sam Shepard went into a different line of work after being released from prison.

QUESTION: Which profession did he take up: A) Podiatrist, B) Radio Talk Show Host, or C: Professional Wrestler?

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