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  • James Lovell - On April 11, 1970 my family and I were among the many who drove over to watch the launch of Apollo 13 in person. Some five or six years later while working in Kansas City, Mo., Jim Lovell was in town to speak for some occasion and he was invited to our office by our boss, a retired Air Force general. At that time I was able to meet him and have my picture made with him. He was very accommodating and a pleasure to meet. The picture is a treasure.
    Dick R. - Posted: September 4, 2006

  • Jim Bouton, Omar Sharif - While working at Mesler's Amoco in Morristown, NJ in one day I met two celebrities - Jim Bouton, former Yankee pitcher, and actor Omar Sharif. Jim signed a Yankee pic and Omar gave me his autograph on a sheet of scrap paper I had. I gave some of my music I was writing at the time to Jim and he loved it and asked me for a copy. Omar just said he was still doing some film work but was for the most part retired and enjoying life. This was back in 1980 or so.
    Matt M. - Posted: September 4, 2006

  • Joey Ramone - Ramones: Johnny, Joey, Dee Dee all dead. Just leaves Marky (from original line up) - I saw them live at the Rainbow London ('80?) - best gig ever, they ripped the place apart, straight through 3 albums from one track to the next without a pause. If i could relive 1 night of my life that would be it. 1 2 3 4
    tim possum - Posted: August 19, 2006

  • Fred Grandy - We were on vacation in summer 1992, and had a layover in the Minneapolis, Minnesota airport. I was in the men's room changing our daughter's diaper (she was about 7 months old), and in walked Representative Grandy. He was on a layover traveling from his home in Iowa on the way back to D.C. He paused for a brief chat, interested that there was actually someone using the fold-out changing table in the men's room -- they were recent additions at that time. He impressed me as sincere and a genuine, nice guy. We talked briefly, and he was on his way. We still kid our daughter that "Gopher" from the "Love Boat" has seen her naked!
    M.J. Maher, San Diego, CA - Posted: August 19, 2006

  • Bill Cosby - In the winter of 1993, a friend and I went to New York to see some jazz at the Village Vanguard. We arrived early and when we entered the club the only people there were a man and a woman who struck up a conversation with us about the band that was going to play. After a few minutes the man asked to see my Village Voice. When handing it to him, I realized that I had been speaking to Bill Cosby, my childhood hero, for the past five minutes without even realizing it. And he couldn't have looked more like Bill Cosby, he was even wearing one of his tradmark colorful sweaters and smoking a big cigar. All of a sudden I was starstruck and started mumbling some nonsense, trying to impress him with my knowledge of his act. Thankfully, my friend gracefully ended the conversation and led me away.
    Scott McCormick - Posted: August 19, 2006

  • Joey Ramone - About 25 years ago, a buddy and I were on our way to see the Rattlers, Joey's brother's band. We were on on one side of the street and Joey was walking to the show on the other side of the street. We yelled and started to move toward him and he waved us off, put his head down and kept walking. I later found out that he was extremely shy and really shunned public attention. Rest in peace.
    Danny - Posted: August 19, 2006

  • Greta Garbo - In 1952, I worked at the Hampshire House in New York City Where Greta Carbo and many other famous stars, producers and directors lived. In October, Earl Wilson, a writer, wrote in one of the NY papers that Greta Garbo might return to the movies. When I told her that I was so happy. She looked at me with the saddest eyes, and said, "It's too late."
    Jerry Ludmann - Posted: August 19, 2006

  • Rosalynn Carter - I had lust in my heart for Rosalynn Carter. Rosalynn was campaigning for her husband in Columbus, Ohio. She had just given a short speech at the side of the Capital while President Ford was making a major speech in the front of the building. At her conclusion people were going up to her to shake her hand and thank her. I thought I would too. When it was my turn to do so she took my hand at which time another person interrupted us with a political question. I stood there for about 4-5 minutes with both her hands wrapped around mine while she answered his queries. She graciously would not let go until she had acknowledged me. Jimmy, I am sorry but I felt a little lust at that time.
    - Posted: August 19, 2006

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