- Category : 1917-births
- Type : MGE
- Profile : 3/5 - Martyr / Heretic
- Definition : Split - Small (6,9,35,42,60)
- Incarnation Cross : RAX The Sleeping Phoenix 2
American jazz alto saxophonist and bandleader. Bothwell played in Chicago in 1940 and then moved to New York City, playing with Woody Herman (1943) and Sonny Dunham (1944–1946). He was a key member and featured soloist of Boyd Raeburn's groups in 1944–1945, and played with Gene Krupa in 1945. He formed his own groups between 1945 and 1949, and held a residency at the Tin Pan Alley Club in Chicago as well as in New York and Boston.
Bothwell gave up music after 1949 and moved to Miami, Florida. He owned a number of bands but did not return to playing for the rest of his life. He died on 12 September 1995 in Lakeland, Florida.