Thursday, July 2, 2015

Who Are Those Guys? - John Bottoms

John Bottoms was born in Dayton, Ohio on December 8, 1938. After attending Wilbur Wright High School in Dayton, Ohio he followed his dream to become an actor. He made his first film appearance as a lawyer in 1970’s “12.The Traveling Executioner”. John over the years has been active also on stage in Broadway and Off-Broadway production and was nominated for Broadway's 1975 Tony Award as Best Supporting or Featured Actor (Musical) for "Dance with Me."

He’s known for his appearances in “The Long Riders” (1980), “North Dallas Forty” (1979) and his only Euro-western appearance as Virgil Earp in “Doc” (1971). John is pictured far right in the photo from 'Doc' above.

John Bottoms died on November 22, 2015, four days after suffering a pulmonary embolism in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

BOTTOMS, John [12/8/1938, Dayton, Ohio, U.S.A. - 11/22/2015, Minneapolis, Minnesota, U.S.A. (pulmonary embolism)] - stage, TV actor, married to Ahlene L. Mercer [1940-    ] (1960-1963).
Doc - 1970 (Virgil Earp)

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