Sam Bottoms Poster


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Overview (4)

Born in Santa Barbara, California, USA
Died in Los Angeles, California, USA  (brain cancer)
Birth NameSamuel John Bottoms
Height 5' 11" (1.8 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Sam Bottoms was born on October 17, 1955 in Santa Barbara, California, USA as Samuel John Bottoms. He was an actor, known for Apocalypse Now (1979), The Outlaw Josey Wales (1976) and The Last Picture Show (1971). He was married to Laura Bickford and Susan Arnold. He died on December 16, 2008 in Los Angeles, California.

Spouse (2)

Laura Bickford (21 September 2002 - 16 December 2008) (his death)
Susan Arnold (27 April 1980 - ?) (divorced) (2 children)

Trivia (8)

During the making of The Last Picture Show (1971), he often tagged along to watch filming with his elder brother Timothy Bottoms and one day the director Peter Bogdanovich decided to test screen Sam and eventually cast him as Billy.
Began acting at the Santa Barbara (California) Youth Theatre at age 10.
Had two daughters from his first wife Susan Arnold, Io and Clara.
Father is sculptor James "Bud" Bottoms.
His daughter Io Bottoms is also an actor.
He appeared in three films that were nominated for Academy Award for Best Picture: The Last Picture Show (1971), Apocalypse Now (1979) and Seabiscuit (2003).
He was cremated and his ashes given to his widow.

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