Samuel John "Sam" Bottoms was an American actor and producer. Bottoms was born in Santa Barbara, California, the third son of James "Bud" Bottoms and Betty , both of whom survive him. He was the brother of actors Timothy Bottoms , Joseph Bottoms and Ben Bottoms . He died of glioblastoma multiforme, a type of brain tumor, on December 16, 2008. When Bottoms was 16 years old, he was on the set of The Last Picture Show, in which his older brother Timothy starred, when the director Peter Bogdanovich decided to give him a screen test. Sam ended up playing the character of Billy in the movie, who...
|Birthdate:||October 17, 1955|
|Birthplace:||Santa Barbara, California|
|Date of death:||December 16, 2008|
|Also known as:||Samuel John Bottoms, Samuel Bottoms, Samuel John "Sam" Bottoms|