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  • Ruth Gordon - I was crossing the street in New York City, and a person coming towards me looked very familiar. When I realized it was the then–famous actress I had always admired, Ruth Gordon, I was starstruck and could only stare at her. When she came up right in front of me she gave me a warm smile and a big "Hello!" A thrilling moment that I've never forgotten!
    - Posted: May 31, 2019

  • Stevie Wonder - It was on the steps of the United States Capitol building in Washington, D.C. Stevie Wonder had just sang his version of "Happy B'day to Ya" for the anniversary of MLK's b'day. A crowd of people were standing by as Stevie started to leave, surrounded by his entourage. I was the only one bold enough to approach Stevie's group and say, "Can we shake Mr. Wonder's hand". He graciously held out his hand as I was told to make it quick. I rattled on and on to him as we walked. When I came back down the stairs my right leg almost gave way as I was shaking uncontrollably. However, I got a pat on the back from an admiring fan.
    clarence "CJ" - Posted: May 31, 2019

  • Paul Newman - I was at a Christmas party at "The Hole in the Woods Gang" in Ashford, Conn., which Paul Newman founded to help kids with cancer and blood disorders. I was at the coffee canteen and had just poured myself a cup of coffee, when I turned around and there was Paul Newman right behind me waiting for a cup. So I said, "Here you go, Mr Newman" and he said, "Thank you"... I couldnt help but ask him, if he really ate all those eggs!!!! (From the movie "Cool Hand Luke"!!) ...he just started to laugh...I'll never forget how he made soooo many kids forget all about thier problems while they were there!!!
    Jim - Posted: May 31, 2019

  • Shelley Winters - In the Summer of 1974 I was sitting by myself eating a hamburger with French fries at a boardwalk table in Rockaway Beach Park, NY. I was immersed in my thoughts when I saw a hand dip into my plate of french fries, pick a couple up and dip them in ketchup. I looked up; it was Shelley Winters!
    Paul - Posted: May 23, 2019

  • Jackie Kennedy - In 1974 I was in law school and to make some money I drove a cab on Friday nights in New York City. One evening, at dusk, I am riding up Park Avenue in the 60s...a very fashionable area...when I see a well dressed woman step off the curb on the complete opposite side of the Avenue. Being a true NY cabbie, I unhesitatingly shoot across Park Ave. on an angle and stop directly in front of her. As she gets into the back of my cab I look in the rear view mirror and can't believe my eyes. It was Jackie Kennedy (though by this time she had already been married to Onassis). In that famous "little girl's voice" Jackie had, she gave me her address which was an apartment building on Fifth Ave. across from Central Park. I tried to think of something to say, which had never been a problem for me before, but all that came out was gibberish because I was so nervous. I sounded like Gleason's Ralph Kramden character when he would sputter "Hummina, hummina!" Well I got her safely to her apartment and the doorman came over to open the door for her and she turned and said, "Would you like to come upstairs for a drink?" No, that part of the story did not happen, but the rest was true.
    Ira - Posted: May 23, 2019

  • Harry Reasoner - I was at the airport in Columbus, Ohio, sitting at the gate. Next thing I know, Harry Reasoner sat down across from me. I recognized him immediately because he was on “60 Minutes.” Almost speechless, I asked him, “Are you Harry Reasoner?” to which he slightly grinned and replied, “That’s what they call me.” I told him I was on my way to Marine Corps boot camp. He just looked at me as if he didn’t believe me, probably because I was so young and skinny. But then he replied in an encouraging tone and with that slight grin, “Good luck.” Right at that moment, a voice on the airport PA system was calling for him to pick up the white courtesy phone. As he was getting up he said, “Well, gotta go.” Then he smiled and walked away. He was a nice guy.
    c woods - Posted: May 23, 2019

  • Señor Wences - I can recall this guy visiting our grade school, throwing his voice very well, I can recall talking to one of the puppets whispering "Hi" to it. Though he was standing some 20 feet away his voice still traveled to the puppet with his voice saying "Hi" from the puppet. Great memories.
    - Posted: May 23, 2019

  • Tammy Faye Bakker - When I was 6, my family vacationed at the Christian resort run by Jim and Tammy Faye Bakker. There, my mum bought me a signature "Suzy Moppet" doll. At 20, my grandmother heard that Tammy Faye was making an appearance at a nearby flea market, and we went to get the doll autographed. I am bipolar, and was overmedicated at the time, but Tammy Faye was incredibly warm and kind to me. I was very sorry to hear of her illness and subsequent passing. She was a great lady.
    Ricki - Posted: May 23, 2019

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