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Old 07-20-2013, 07:35 PM
 
Location: South Carolina
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yep me and my sister were on a flight going somewhere (dont remember now ) we sat across the aisle from dennis quaid he had just done that movie about the night the lights went out in Georgia . My sister said she had just seen it and it was good . But yeah he was nice and seemed very polite . we later found out that the blonde girl that played his love interest in that movie died of cancer about two yrs after that movie ...sad .
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Old 07-22-2013, 09:14 AM
 
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This is a fun thread! Can a newbie join in, too?

Most of my celebrity encounters have been pretty good, except for a couple.

The nicest:

"Garfield" cartoonist/creator Jim Davis. I met him at a celebration for Garfield's 25th birthday, and it was in Downtown Muncie, Indiana which is where he lives. He just showed up and mingled with the crowd, chatting everyone up like a regular guy. He even drew a picture of Garfield and signed it to me that day.
Very, very nice.

Red Green. I met him and the entire cast of the Red Green show (A Canadian sitcom) when I went to see a taping of the show in Toronto. Very nice and friendly. And what's more, we went back to another taping the following year and they all remembered us. Very cool!

The not-so-nice:

Jazz saxophonist Tom Scott. I met him at the annual Beatle Fest last year, and he was real standoffish. I have been a fan of his work for years, as well as his work with the solo Beatles. Everyone showed up with Beatles stuff for him to sign...I came in with one of HIS OWN albums for him to sign...I said "I have been listening to you music since you started putting out your own albums"...and it was almost like he couldn't give a rat's. That's what he was there for, to talk to fans and sign stuff! He acted like it was a huge PITA. The funny thing was, he had just produced some Hawaiian girl's jazz ukelele CD (don't ask) and was selling it there, and he would chat up people endlessly if they happened to buy it. (I didn't. He didn't even play on it!)

The jerks:

The biggest jerks probably had to be Chakotay and Kes (I forget the actors' names) from Star Trek Voyager. Whenever someone asked them a question at the Trek convention where they appeared, they just gave back either a smart-azz response or a one-word response. Um, hello? people paying to see you here...Chakotay said years later that Trek ruined his career...but since no one had ever heard of him before Voyager, I'd say you need a career first before it can be ruined!
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Old 07-22-2013, 03:04 PM
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I'll add another. Shawn Colvin. We saw her in the Berkshires in the early 90's perform at a very, smallish place on stage. Can't recall exactly where, Lenox or Lee, Massachusetts. After her singing, she sat in the audience, in front of us next to the aisle, feet up on the seat like a kid sits. This was before she became very popular. Sweet and smallish as I recall.
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Old 07-22-2013, 11:13 PM
 
Location: Planet Woof
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When people major in performing arts/sports, they should also be required to take a class on how to deal with the public.
Some one may have more details about this, but the old ''studio'' movie stars of the 30s, 40s, and 50s actually were ''groomed'' to project an image and interact with their public.
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Old 07-23-2013, 04:36 AM
 
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luther vandross was the nastiest sob i ever met... I worked at a nyc rehearsal studio for many years so i have met tons of celebs. I never really talked to them since i know they don't want to be bothered half the time. In his case.. My aunt is a huge fan.. So i kindly asked if i could take his photo. he said "ooh just hurry up and take my f*cking picture already*... I was in such shock.. I snapped and walked away.. the rest of the day he was just rude and nasty to our entire staff, including his.

susan lucci was really sweet.. And little!! She came alll the way to my little cubby hole office to privately use my phone.
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Old 07-23-2013, 12:48 PM
 
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Chakotay said years later that Trek ruined his career...but since no one had ever heard of him before Voyager, I'd say you need a career first before it can be ruined!
Robert Beltran (Chakotay) has been working steadily in film, television, and theater since 1979. He's been in over fifty TV/film productions and twenty-plus stage productions. He played Raoul in the cult classic "Eating Raoul" back in '82 and starred with Chuck Norris as his partner, Deputy Kayo in "Lone Wolf McQuade" (upon which "Walker: Texas Ranger" was based). I'd say he has a "career".
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Old 07-24-2013, 01:19 PM
 
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Oh, and here's one I forgot to include in my previous post: Arnold Schwarzenegger.

Way back when Ah-nuld was still a bodybuilder, there was a competition going on near a hotel where I was staying, and he was staying there too. He wasn't nearly as famous as he is now, and I didn't realize who he was until later. I didn't really "meet" him per se, but I did share an elevator ride with him.

Man, that guy had some serious B.O. going on. I thought I was going to pass out!
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Old 07-29-2013, 08:51 PM
 
Location: Bay Area, CA
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Some one may have more details about this, but the old ''studio'' movie stars of the 30s, 40s, and 50s actually were ''groomed'' to project an image and interact with their public.
Yup... and that included fake spouses/love interests ("beards") for those who were gay, or "too old" to be single! :-/
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Old 08-01-2013, 06:46 AM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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OK, uopdate, seems I'm running into more. Talked to Robert Rodriguez for a short time. We flew from Austin to Philadelphia, he in first class, me not. Nice guy, uber busy on his cellphone. Had the hat on.

The other was Jennifer Carpenter. My wife actually spotted her first. We were flying from CA to Austin. I asked her where Dexter was. Nice girl, very quiet.
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Old 08-01-2013, 07:10 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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When the NBA allstar game came through San Antonio, TX back in the nineties. I worked at a hotel as a banquet server. Hotel needed extra staff for room service so I signed up for extra hours. Did room service for Karl Malone, Terrell brandon, and Michael Jordan. Saw Sean Elliott and David Robinson in the hallways. All very pleasant and quick to the point. No small talk. I never had the oppurtunity to acutall run into a celebrity and speak with one.

My wife worked in a gas station right out of high school back in the mid nineties. She said that a guy came in handed her a bill and said to put it all in the tank. Wife was expecting something like a 10 or 20. He began to walk away and my wife called after him. He had accidently placed a $100 on the counter. He gave her a look and attitude "Stupid girl, you could have easily kept the change for yourself." Turns out he was the former Baseball pitcher Nolan Ryan.

You'd think a bit of honesty would be appreciated.
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