Namesakes for Sam

Namesakes for SAM:
  Fictional Characters from Books: 1 hero
      Samwise Gamgee (a.k.a. Sam)   1954   The Lord of the Rings  

  Hall-of-Famers: 3 baseball, 1 basketball, 1 football
      (baseball) Sam Crawford   1957  
      (baseball) Sam Rice   1963  
      (baseball) Sam Thompson   1974  
      (football) Sam Huff   1982  
      (basketball) Sam Jones   1983  

  Notable Actors and Actresses: 8 actors
      Sam Waterston   1940-  
      Sam Shepard   1943-  
      Sam Elliott   1944-  
      Sam Neill   1947-  
      Sam Robards   1961-  
      Sam Worthington   1976-  
      Sam Jaeger   1977-  
      Samuel Witwer (a.k.a. Sam)   1977-  

  Notable Athletes: 3 baseball, 1 basketball, 1 football, 1 golf
      (baseball) Sam Thompson   1860-1922  
      (baseball) Sam Crawford   1880-1968  
      (baseball) Sam Rice   1890-1974  
      (golf) Sam Snead   1912-2002  
      (basketball) Sam Jones   1933-  
      (football) Sam Huff   1934-  

  Notable Businesspeople: 1 businessperson
      Sam Walton   1918-1992  

  Notable Filmmakers: 2 directors
      Sam Raimi   1959-  
      Sam Mendes   1965-  

  Notable Musicians: 1 musician
      Sam Cooke   1931-1964   soul  

  Oscar Award Winners: 1 director
      (director) Sam Mendes   1999   American Beauty  

  Tolkien's Characters: 1 character
      Samwise Gamgee (a.k.a. Sam)   (m)