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Old 10-03-2011, 11:28 AM
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Originally Posted by 76smu76 View Post
I have met:
All of the Beatles (tells you I'm older)
Curtis Mayfield, his wife and his band; good friend Joseph "Lucky" Scott
Muhammad Ali
Joe Frazier
Yancy Durham (Joe's manager)
Len Stinger Hutchins (#1 ranked Light-Heavyweight Champion)
Dave Bing (Detroit Piston's)
Berry Gordy, Jr.
Billy Davis, Jr. (Berry's right hand man)
All of the Temptations
All of the Spinner's
All of the Supremes
All of the Andantes (Motown's back-up singers on almost everything)
Marvin Gaye
Bobby Taylor (discovered the Jackson Five)
Stevie Wonder
Jimi Hendrix
Della Reese
Billy Mitchell (jazz sax)
Dizzy Gillespie
Hank, Thad and Elvin Jones (jazz)
Sammy Davis, Jr.
Joe "The Brown Bomber" Louis
Sugar Ray Robinson
Dinah Washington
Steve Allen (TV host before Leno, etc)
Grace Hightower Deniro (37 years)
Bob Deniro
Willie Davis, Jr. (LA Dodgers)
Big John Johnson (LA Thunderbirds - Roller Derby)
Tony Brown (TV Host)

Okay. That's enough. I've never gone back like this before. I know I've left a lot of people off but I figured you'd be bored by now :-)
WOW! That's quite an impressive list especially one of my all time favorites, Marvin Gaye. If the poster is still around, can you tell me what he was like in person?

I met Chevy Chase at a small charity event for his children's school (my girlfriend's kids attended the same school) in Pacific Palisades. He was nice but not funny at all during his standup routine.

I've seen Jackie Onassis walking down Fifth Ave. and came quite close to her. She really was beautiful IRL and so elegantly dressed. Also saw John & Yoko walking by the Plaza Hotel. I looked up and there was John Lennon looking at me and we both just smiled. I've seen Woody Allen on the streets of NY. In fact my girlfriend (platonic) used to go to his New Year's parties and he asked her out (along with Harvey Keitel) and she wouldn't go out with either one of them. She said they were just creepy.

Also at the Bottom Line in NYC I sat really close to Herbie Hancock when he was performing. Man, could he play those ivories. At the same concert, I met a famous jazz musician (I didn't know his name and cannot recall it but my husband and friends knew who he was). He stood up and moved chairs around for me so I could get back to our table next to his. He was really nice, friendly and a gentleman. I have to ask my DH again who he was.

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Old 10-09-2011, 02:35 PM
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i was only like to be me Brandy, India.Arie, and Fantasia.
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Old 10-20-2011, 05:14 PM
Location: Texas
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The only "celebrities" I have met have mainly been athletes. I met and got an autograph from Rangers' 2B Ian Kinsler. Other Dallas athletes that weren't as well known.. I got autographs from the Mavericks' Anthony Johnson and Maurice Ager when they played for the team a few years back in 2007 or 2008 when they were playing the SuperSonics.

I also met and got pictures with "local" Baylor University stars Brittney Griner and Lacedarius Dunn.

My mom saw Sandra Bullock when she was in our town shooting "Infamous" back in 2006 I think it was.
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Old 10-28-2011, 03:39 PM
Location: Belgium
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Sweet Lord, some people's lists of celebrities are really impressive!

The only really famous person I've ever met in the flesh and exchanged a few words with was Britney Spears . That was ten years ago, on a concert of hers in Belgium were I was helping out behind the bar. She was actually quite friendly .

For the rest, only local Flemish and Dutch stars .
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Old 11-02-2011, 02:42 PM
Location: Bel Air, California
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When working at a hotel in Minneapolis, I once rode up the elevator with the Queen of Liechtenstein and one of her valets to escort her to her room. As the two stood behind me the Queen let loose a big fart. When I looked back at her anticipating an apology, the queen said to me in a Lichtenstein accent, "ye who smelt it, doth did dealt it". I told her that she should check her royal drawers for a stowaway and kicked them both out one floor early.
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Old 05-15-2018, 05:29 AM
Location: Willowbrook, Houston
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Loretta Devine. She's the same as she is on screen: She's an old-school, no nonsense, easy to vibe with and humble. She came up in Acres Homes, not far from where I used to live in AH.
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Old 05-15-2018, 12:36 PM
Location: Midlothian, VA
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Iíve met a few local/d list celebrities & politicians but thatís it.
I would love to meet:
Leah Remini
Britney Spears
Pamela Anderson
I wouldíve loved to have met Anna Nicole Smith before she passed
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Old 05-16-2018, 07:55 AM
Location: In the house we finally own!
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I have seen in person but didn't get to actually meet:

William Shatner
Leonard Nimoy
Desi Arnaz Jr.
Luke Halpin
Jerry Paris
Elke Sommers
Hillary Thompson

Would like to meet:

Damon Albarn
Trent Reznor
Queen Latifah
Ozzy Osbourne
Wilmer Valderrama
Stevie Nicks
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Old 05-16-2018, 05:23 PM
Location: Jacksonville
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I saw my old post in this thread, and thought I'd update you all on some celebrities I've met since then:
Dee Wallace Stone
Crispin Glover
Rowdy Roddy Piper
Traci Lords
Rose McGowan
Butch Patrick
Tara Reid
Dee Snider
Lita Ford
Malcolm McDowell
Margot Kidder
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