Bruce Springsteen - I was showing my 2 cousins around NY City while they were up from Miami for a visit. I brought them to the Museum Of Natural History. We got there early and the museum was pretty empty. As I was looking at one of the polar Bear display, I noticed Bruce Springsteen 5 feet away from me, looking at the same display! I walked up beside him and said very quietly, "Thanks for your 'Born To Run' album! It helped me get through senior year of High School!"..He smiled and said, "Glad you liked it."....Awesome! - Ray
Bob Hope - My mom let me skip school so we could watch Bob play golf in Cincinnati Ohio.We knew nothing of the game.Mr Hope was walking by us going to the next hole.Being such a cool guy, he looked at my Mom and said "How are you?" For years after my Mom told people "Mr. Hope was worried about her health!!" - Navana
Timi Yuro - I met Timi Yuro in my home town in the Netherlands before she went on stage to sing. Nobody saw her because she was dressed very modestly, but I spotted her and gave her flowers. She asked me if I would wait untill she was done singing and so I did. After her performance she came to me and asked if I knew a store where she could buy something nice for her daughter, Milan. I took her to the store and she bought Milan a T-shirt. After that our ways parted because she had to be somewhere else, but she thanked me, and gave me a kiss. Other people took pictures of us together and that is still a great remembrance of a little woman with a great voice. - Rina
Don Knotts - I was playing the slots at Caesar's Palace in my lovely evening gown just before a night on the town. I didn't even see him coming but a man in a hurry ran right into me and knocked me down to the floor... hit and run. My date ran over, picked me up and said, "That was Don Knotts!" I ran after him. Don Knotts gave me a sheepish grin when he saw me coming and stopped to give me his autograph. His son was with him. They smiled and got in the limo and left. - E. Cain
Burl Ives - On one of my many visits to Montreal's Expo 67, I was on the blue monorail (which pretty much covered the entire site). I was just sitting there 'rubbernecking' when an elderly couple sitting across from me in the car caught my attention. I then leaned forward and asked the gentleman, "Has anyone ever told you that you look like Burl Ives?" He began to laugh at length and said, "My wife tells me that everyday!" -
James Carville - I was chilling at the Sheetz gas station in Haymarket, VA one day. I see this big, black Escalade parked a few feet away. I think it may be doctor and I want to congratulate him for driving a car the liberals hate. I walk up to the door, the window rolls down and I see it's him, with that toothy grin. I say "You're James Carville!" He says "Hi! How you doin'?" I say "I've seen you on TV and I have wanted to wring your neck so many times, you make me so mad with what you say." He just grinned even bigger. Wife Mary Matalin was with him and their two little girls were in the back. I told Mary she was the best Republican commentary out there. They had to split right then, so I let it go. But I will never forget that toothy grin, that drawl in his voice and that bald head... - Chris S.
George Lindsey - In 2004 I heard that George Lindsey was going to be at a mall in Marion, Illinois. I just had to go see "Goober" as I'm a huge fan of the "Andy Griffith Show". He talked for awhile and when they announced he would sign autographs. I was about 10th in line. I took his autobiography for him to sign plus a couple trading cards. He was so surprised to see the book that he was showing people around him. He signed the book and the cards and even came from behind the table and told a security guard to take our picture. He was truly friendly and nice and really appreciated that people loved his character. - David
Harvey Fierstein - I had just gotten off an Amtrak Metroliner from Baltimore and was walking across the main floor of the Pennsylvania Train station in New York City on a busy Friday night. At the time, like most, I was in my own little world, head down, not really paying any attention to where I was going with my suitcase in tow. Then I ran headfirst right into someone. I looked up and said, "I'm sorry." In a deep raspy voice, the person said, "That's all right." I passed him and got about 10 feet before I turned and realized, I had run headfirst into Harvey Fierstein...and he was gone. - Hotkey
Jon Lovitz - I was driving on Central Park South in New York City, a very busy street with multiple lanes of traffic going one way. A jaywalker jumped in front of my car and I almost hit him. I honked my horn and looked back in my rear view mirror and saw it was Jon Lovitz...yeah, that's the ticket!
Eddie "Rochester" Anderson - I was a young teenager when my father got us ringside seats to see boxing at NYC's Madison Square Garden. This was a very different experience for me. Not only was this the first time I'd seen professional boxing, but this was the first time I was so close to so many obviously wealthy people, both black and white. There was an older man sitting next to my father and he was drunk. I heard him tell my father that he recognized Eddie "Rochester" Anderson, from "The Jack Benny Show", in the seats to our left. The next thing I know this guy goes over to Mr. Anderson and orders him to "Come here, there's somebody I want you to meet." By rights, Mr. Anderson should have told him to go to hell. But he didn't. He came over to me and gave me the biggest smile and the friendliest greeting as he shook my hand. His eyes sparkled, his handshake was warm...and I couldn't help but notice that all the caps on his teeth were gold. I couldn't have been taught a better lesson by a kindlier gentleman. - AndyM
Gordon Scott - i have met mr.scott several times. he lived a few blocks from where i work. one day in 2005 he came into the store i work at and he introduced himself after i helped him with his purchse. it took a few minutes before i realized he was tarzan.he always had a kind word for me,and always said hello when he'd see me on the street. - gary
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