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Patti Smith

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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• Worked briefly at a toy factory after graduating high school.

• Moved to New York to pursue an artistic career in 1967.

• Costarred with Sam Shepard in his autobiographical play Cowboy Mouth in 1971.

• Wrote as a music journalist for Creem and Rolling Stone magazines in the 1970s.

• Was honored with the title of Commander of the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres by the French Ministry of Culture in 2005.

• Won the 2010 National Book Award for her memoir, Just Kids.