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Obit…Sam Bottoms

Thursday, December 18th, 2008


Sam Bottoms dies at 53; actor appeared in ‘Apocalypse Now,’ ‘Last Picture Show’


Sam Bottoms

In 1976, Francis Ford Coppola cast Bottoms in the role of California surfer turned GI Lance Johnson in the Vietnam War epic “Apocalypse Now.” (Times file photo)


By Dennis McLellan
Los Angeles Times
December 18, 2008


Sam Bottoms, a film and television actor who played the role of California surfer-turned-GI Lance Johnson in Francis Ford Coppola’s 1979 Vietnam War epic Apocalypse Now, has died. He was 53.    (Click on ‘Continue Reading’ for more)