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March 14, 2015
I remember your line: Josey, I'm proud as a game roster to have rid with yah.
November 26, 2014
I met Sam during the filming of Bronco Billy while he was practicing his rope tricks at a city park. I have just now learned of his passing. He was a sweet soul, and it showed right at first glance. God always takes the sweetest ones earliest. I hope the family has found peace.
November 21, 2014
Glad to have rode with Ya Jamie..
August 12, 2014
Small but mighty roll in the last picture show!
November 11, 2013
"Celluloid heroes never really die". Rest in Peace, Lance.
June 14, 2012
November 04, 2011
Although it has been many years I must say that my fondest childhood memories are of going to the Bottoms house and playing with the" Bottoms Boys ". I fondly remember Sam's kind and quite nature and oh those blond curls! He was such a beautiful boy.I'm sorry that this comes so late but please accept my sincere heartfelt condolence on the loss of Sam.Please know that I am thinking of you and your family.May you find comfort in the memories you have of Sam.I pray that God will comfort you and heal your broken heart. Sincerly, Sharon Stout Becker
June 03, 2011
My deepest sympathy to a family I so fondly remember.
Cindy Barr Pocius
January 29, 2011
With deepest sympathy for his family, and vivid memories of his acting career, from far-away Argentina, I send this humble tribute to one of my favorite actors.
January 02, 2011
September 27, 2010
May the God of comfort and tender mercies continue to comfort your family and friends, and may you find comfort in the words found in the Holy Scriptures: "And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away."" Please accept my sincere condolences during this time of your loss.
August 30, 2010
To the family: May the comfort from family and friends continue to strengthen you, and may you find comfort in the words found in the Holy Scriptures: "And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away."
July 01, 2010
I will always remember you as the shot up kid in Outlaw Josey Wales singing "The rose of Alabama" and saying "Whipped em again Jose." Such a kind face. You left us too soon.
June 18, 2010
sam, I didn't know you well,met you once with tim and bud and katie. That was way back in he 80 seemed so bright and filled with energy. You shall be missed,but rest assured,you left your mark in this life. Peace brother. Robbie,marina four santa barbara
April 03, 2010
For Sam...who had small but memorable roles in the 1970s classics "Apocalypse Now" and "The Last Picture Show,"


Do not weep for me when I no longer dwell among the wonders of the earth; for my larger self is free, and my soul rejoices on the other side of pain...on the other side of darkness.

Do not weep for me, for I am a ray of sunshine that touches your skin, a tropical breeze upon your face, the hush of joy within your heart and the innocence of babes in mothers arms.

I am the hope in a darkened night. And, in your hour of need, I will be there to comfort you. I will share your tears, your joys, your fears, your disappointments and your triumphs.

Do not weep for me, for I am cradled
in the arms of God. I walk with the angels, and hear the music beyond the stars.

Do not weep for me, for I am within you;
I am peace, love, I am a soft wind that caresses the flowers. I am the calm that follows a raging storm. I am an autumns leaf that floats among the garden of God, and I am pure white snow that softly falls upon your hand.

Do not weep for me, for I shall never die, as long as you remember me...
with a smile and a sigh.

© Joe Fazio
~ /Joe Fazio,
Beverly Hills, California
December 27, 2009
never thought i'd be writing in the guest book of a celebrity, but i just learned of sam's death. of the many things i could say, i'll just mention what a kick i got out of that People magazine (?) article with a photo of the naked Bottoms family ringing the rim of a real wood hot tub. that was such a transforming moment for me. i learned that families don't have to follow convention, even though mine did. I share your grief & wish you all love.
November 10, 2009
Sam~May you rest in peace, you were always a favorite.
November 10, 2009
Rest In Peace were always a favorite.
May 19, 2009
Rest In Peace Sam. What A Great Movie The Last Picture Show Was.
May 14, 2009
Goodbye Sam. Loved The Last Picture Show.Rest In Peace My Friend.
May 02, 2009
January 26, 2009
I fondly remember Sam in "The Last Picture Show" so many years ago. I have loved watching him and his talented brothers since then. I only found out of his death last night on the SAG awards when they showed pictures of those who passed away in 2008. My most sincere sympathy to his family. He will be sadly missed by many.
January 16, 2009
Every year my family gathers to watch The Outlaw Josey Wales. Sam Bottoms played his sweet character, Jamie, perfectly, and warms our hearts every time. A talented soul. "we got no complaints"...
December 31, 2008
Words alone cannot express how sorry I am to hear the shocking news about Sam. Please accept my condolences. May you find peace with the passing of time. As you work through the tears, pain and grief of the sudden loss of a loved one, it is good to remember that there is much rejoicing and many happy reunions in heaven. Praying for great comfort, peace and healing for family, friends and everyone who was fortunate enough to know Sam. Fans like myself only got to see him through the bright light of his talent and admire his work. I can only imagine what a joy it must have been to know the real Sam Bottoms.

"...sleep in heavenly peace..."
December 28, 2008
To the family, so sorry for your loss. May God be with you during this time.
December 28, 2008
We really enjoyed Mr. Bottoms' acting. We are grateful for the entertainment. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends. RIP.
December 23, 2008
my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family, I know that sam is looking down upon us as an angel. to his brother our friend joseph we are thinking of you here at Ocean Mesa and may god bless you.
December 23, 2008
I was shocked and sorry to hear of the loss of Sam Bottoms, he was a truly exceptional actor. My condolences to the family.
December 22, 2008
Our deepest sympathys to your family. We remember him especially from the movie Josie Wales.
December 22, 2008
So sorry for your loss. God bless.
December 22, 2008
Our deepest condolences to the Bottoms' family at this sad time. The character 'Lance' is one of my favorites.
December 22, 2008
Help From God

The Bible assures us: “God is near to those that are broken at heart; and those who are crushed in spirit he saves.”
He will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away.

May the Father of tender mercies and the God of all comfort, give you all the needed strength to endure in this time of such deep sorrow.
December 22, 2008
Gone to surf! How very sad. An underestimated talent. He will live on in his films.
December 20, 2008
I have always enjoyed seeing the Bottoms Brothers in movies and shows and want to extend my deepest sympathy to Sam's entire family. It is such a shame for a man to pass away in the prime of his life. At least we have the legacy of his films so he will always be remembered.
December 20, 2008
May the family be comforted knowing that Sam is no longer suffering in pain. He is truly resting peacefully now. I will miss his work.
December 20, 2008
My condolences to your wife and family.You were a great talent.You will be missed.May you rest in peace.Anne. Florida
December 20, 2008
god called home another angel....such a great actor he will be missed dearly!!!!thoughts and prayers go out to the bottoms family during their lost in peace sam .....
December 19, 2008
My deepest sympathy goes out to the family. I'm am so sorry for your loss, He was a great actor, May God Bless you all.
December 19, 2008
To The Family of Sam Bottoms:

I wish to express my sincere sympathy for the loss of Sam.

Rest In Peace, Sam.
December 19, 2008
A great actor. Godspeed Sam.
December 19, 2008
Thank you for sharing your talent. Rest in Peace Sam.
December 19, 2008
Thank you for sharing a part of your life with us.
December 19, 2008
December 19, 2008
With deepest sympathy to the family. Such a great actor and much admired. Our prayers are with you
December 19, 2008
I would to offer my condolences for your loss and to let you know that we all have lost out on a great actor. You all are in our prayers.

Angie U. in Virginia
December 19, 2008
Sam's role in apocalypse now was great, rest in peace Sam and god bless.
December 19, 2008
Heart felt sympathy to the Bottoms family and friends in your loss.
December 19, 2008
December 18, 2008
December 18, 2008
So sorry to read of Sam's passing. he was truly a great actor and will be missed by many. God bless his family and loved ones to help them through their time of sorrow.
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