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Overview (4)

Date of Birth 17 October 1955Santa Barbara, California, USA
Date of Death 16 December 2008Los 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 (6)

On The Last Picture Show Sam often tagged along to watch filming with his older brother Timothy and one day Peter Bogdonovich on a whim decided to test screen young Sam and the rest they say is history; meaning of course Sam got the job
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.

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