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Sam Bottoms
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    (October 17, 1955-December 16, 2008)
    Born in Santa Barbara, California
    Acted in 'The Last Picture Show (1971),' 'Class of '44 (1973),' 'The Outlaw Josey Wales (1976),' 'Apocalypse Now (1979),' 'Bronco Billy (1980),' 'Gardens of Stone (1987),' 'After School (1988),' 'Ragin' Cajun (1991),' 'Dolly Dearest (1992),' 'The Trust (1993),' 'Sugar Hill (1994),' 'The Unsaid (2001),' 'True Files (2002),' 'Seabiscuit (2003),' 'Shopgirl (2005),' 'Winter Passing (2005)' and 'Finishing the Game (2007)'
    Younger brother of actor Timothy Bottoms
    Died of a brain tumor in Los Angeles at age 53
    He lived in his brother's shadow.
    He divorced the mother of his two children.
    He named one of his daughters Io.
    In 1997, he made TV commercials for Cadillac DeVille.
    He started acting at the Santa Barbara Youth Theatre at age 10.
    At age 16, he was waiting for his brother on the set of 'The Last Picture Show' when director Peter Bogdanovich drove up and asked 'Do you want to be in the movie?' - the beginning of his film career.
    He guest starred in the TV series 'Marcus Welby, M.D.,' 'Murder, She Wrote,' 'The X-Files' and 'NYPD Blue.'
    He acted for 36 years and was working up until he was physically unable due to his tumor.
    Working with him on the set of 'Apocalypse Now,' Francis Ford Coppola said of him, 'Sam was an especially likable, beautiful young man. He was quiet and undemanding and always anxious to help and had a nice smile.'

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