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  • Mel Brooks - Circa 1981, I was walking down Madison Avenue in New York City with my cousin -- we had just come from the Metropolitan Museum of Art. I saw this familiar looking man walking towards us, but I couldn't fetch his name from my head. I got a little flustered, thinking he was a friend of my parents and that I was going to embarrass myself by forgetting his name. So, I took charge as he walked by thrusting out my hand for a shake, stating, "Hi, I'm Michael, Tom and Maria's son." He didn't hesitate. He shook my hand and said with a smile, "Hi. Mel Brooks. Max and Kitty's son." Then he kept walking along with his friend. I guess he'd been through stuff like that before. Anyway, the cape he was wearing should have been a dead giveaway. Cheers.
    Michael - Posted: November 2, 2006

  • Larry Brown - My wife and I and another couple were playing golf at Alvamar Golf Course in Lawrence, Kansas, while Larry Brown was the coach at the University of Kansas. This was before KU won the national championship in 1988. On one hole we had all hit our balls onto the green and heard in the background someone calling, "Hey, come back here." Shortly a large black dog came bounding onto the green and picked up all four balls in his mouth, followed shortly thereafter by his master. His master took the four golf balls out of the dog's mouth, wiped them off and handed them back to us. We exchanged pleasantries and he and his dog departed. After they left my wife asked, "Was that Larry Brown?" I told her it sure was. Somehow we felt honored that Larry Brown's dog had our golf balls in his mouth.
    Chuck C. - Posted: November 2, 2006

  • Liberace - When I was working for a radio station in Georgia, I was scheduled to interview Liberace. I went to the Regency Hyatt House for the appointment and saw Mr. Liberace on the sidewalk about a 1/2 block away. He was very obvious in a nice gray suit, with a large diamond brooch on the lapel. I reminded him that we had an appointment and he apologized but said he had an appointment and to come backstage after the show. I went back to see him and he said he was tired from the concert and autographed an album I had brought along. Then he paused, looked at me and said, "I'll put something special here" and he wrote "Love!" above his name. He was a showman!!
    Gordon - Posted: November 2, 2006

  • Lee Greenwood - I was part owner of a radio station in Florence, South Carolina. The local air base was being renovated or open, can't remember exactly. Anyway, they had flown Lee Greewood in to sing "God Bless The USA". Afterwards, there was a reception. I was there with recorder in hand wanting to do an interview with Mr. Greenwood. This was at the time of Desert Storm and it was more emotional to have him there at the time. When I approached him, he was very curt and snide and informed me that he didn't talk to disc jockeys. Well this disc jockey happened to be the Program Director and Vice President of the company. I promptly returned to the station and removed Mr. Greenwood from the station's playlist. That happened in 1991 and to this day, I have NEVER played a Lee Greenwood record since.
    Bill Benjamin - Posted: November 2, 2006

  • Frank Langella - My wife and I several years ago had the pleasure of seeing Mr. Langella in his role of Dracula on broadway. After the show he came out in a t-shirt and jeans and instead of getting into his limo, he stayed for 45 mins, signing autographs and doing photo ops for the crowd of 50 or 60. Star quality!!!!!
    Myles M. - Posted: November 2, 2006

  • Don Adams - My husband and I were in Reno and I didn't really know how to play craps so I was just watching the game. When the last person throwing the dice was finished he tapped me on the arm and asked me if I would like to shoot. When I looked up it was Don Adams from "Get Smart". I was so surprised I couldn't even speak to him...I just starred with my mouth open. He was so gracious and asked me if I needed help so he proceeded to explain the game to me!
    Ruby - Posted: November 2, 2006

  • Beulah Bondi - When I was in my early 20's, a friend and I would always walk to Hollywood and Vine and have a cup of coffee at a Walgreen's that was there--long gone! As we were walking home, when we crossed the street, a lady was sitting alone in her Mercedes in the middle of the intersection with a stalled car. My friend and I gave her a push out of the interstion--she thanked us most gratefully. I did a double-take looking at her--it was Beulah Bondi! I'm an old film fan, and every time that I now she her in an old film--and she was is many!--I think of meeting her. She was just a really nice, completely honest, sweet lady!
    JV - Posted: November 2, 2006

  • Jerry Reed - My wife and I went to a festival in Rocky Mount, NC and Jerry Reed was performing. he sang a few of his songs and told a lot of jokes that just split your ribcage as you listened and laughed. afterwards he signed autographs and I saw my favorite entertainer up close and personal. what a nice fellow he is!
    jms - Posted: November 2, 2006

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