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Jessica Lange, Sam Shepard have called it quits after 30 years

December 20, 2011 |  3:23 pm

Jessica Lange and Sam Shepard

Jessica Lange and Sam Shepard have split up after almost three decades together — but don't rush out to console either party: The couple reportedly called it quits about two years ago.

Lange, 62, and playwright-actor Shepard, 68, met while working on the film "Frances," for which she was Oscar-nominated. They have two grown children together, Hannah, 26, and Samuel, 24.

Lange has another daughter, 30-year-old Aleksandra, with Mikhail Baryshnikov. Both actors had been married once before becoming involved with each other in 1982.

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In more recent Jessica Lange developments, the two-time Oscar winner was nominated for a Golden Globe last week for her work in TV's "American Horror Story."

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The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Photo: Sam Shepard and Jessica Lange in April 2006. Credit: Diane Bondareff / Associated Press.