Steve Martin

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Steve Martin : biography

August 14, 1945 –

Awards and honors

  • 1969: Emmy Award – The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour (along with co-writers)
  • 1978: Grammy Award for Best Comedy Album – Let’s Get Small
  • 1979: Grammy Award for Best Comedy Album – A Wild and Crazy Guy
  • 1989: Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree from California State University Long BeachLos Angeles Times via Sydney Morning Herald; August 28, 1989 Late Edition; NEWS AND FEATURES; Pg. 11
  • 2001: Grammy Award for Best Country Instrumental Performance with Earl Scruggs (and others) – banjo performance of "Foggy Mountain Breakdown"
  • 2005: Mark Twain Prize for American Humor
  • 2005: Disney Legend award
  • 2007: 30th Annual Kennedy Center Honors
  • 2009: Grammy Award for Best Bluegrass Album for his album The Crow: New Songs for the 5-String Banjo
  • 2011: International Bluegrass Music Association’s Entertainer of the Year

Discography

Albums

Album Year Peak chart positions Certifications
Billboard 200 US Bluegrass[ "Steve Martin Album & Song Chart History"]. Billboard.com. Prometheus Media Group. Retrieved January 15, 2011.
Let’s Get Small 1977 10
  • US: Platinum
A Wild and Crazy Guy 1978 2
  • US: 2× Platinum
Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band soundtrack 1978 5
  • US: Platinum
Comedy Is Not Pretty! 1979 25
  • US: Gold
The Steve Martin Brothers 1981 135
Little Shop of Horrors soundtrack 1986
The Crow: New Songs for the 5-String Banjo 2009 title=Bluegrass Albums Billboard.com|url=http://www.billboard.com/charts/2009-06-13/bluegrass-albums|work=Billboard|accessdate=March 24, 2011|date=June 13, 2009}} 1
Rare Bird Alert 2011 43 1
Love Has Come for You (with Edie Brickell) 2013 21 1
"—" denotes a title that did not chart.

Singles

Single Year Peak chart positions
US
"Grandmother’s Song" 1977 72
"King Tut" 1978 17
"Cruel Shoes" 1979 91

Music videos

Video Year Director
"Jubilation Day" 2011 Ryan Reichenfeld

Released stand-up shows

  • Steve Martin-Live! (1986, VHS)
  • Saturday Night Live: The Best Of Steve Martin (1998, DVD)
  • Steve Martin: The Television Stuff (2012, DVD; includes content of Steve Martin-Live! as well as his NBC specials and other television appearances)