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  • Henny Youngman - I walked into an elevator in a New York hotel and saw Mr. Youngman standing in the rear, I said hello and told him how much I admired his work. He took a business card out of his pocket and handed it to me. It read HENNY YOUNGMAN, MATHEMATICIAN. On the front of the card it said PICK A NUMBER, the mumbers were 1 2 3 4. I picked 3. On the back of the card it said ALL SCMUCKS PICK 3. The elevator stopped, he smiled, told me to keep the card and left. I still have the card.I show it to people often, it's amazing how many pick 3.That was 25 years ago.
    JOHN T - Posted: August 19, 2006

  • Ted Williams - I met Ted Williams in Sacramento, California. It was an autograph session. I recall the charge for his autograph being $35. I had him sign a book, "The Summer of '49" or something like that, about a Boston Red Sox pennant run. The person before me had a young child. He signed a ball for the man, but rolled it across the table to the kid with a big smile. When I got up to him (it was a long wait) I asked him if I could shake his hand. He signed, smiled and shook my hand...strong as an ox. I have heard he was tempermental and mean to fans. Not to me. I will always admire him.
    beagle47 - Posted: August 19, 2006

  • Will Geer - Back in the later part of the seventies, I was a sophomore in high school and lived in Provo, UT. Some of my friends and I used to like to wander around Sundance Ski resort, during the summer (there was no film festival at this time). Anyway, there was a stage up on the hillside and all of us friends, were part of the drama kids at Timpview high. Well we started to sing and dance and run around on the stage, then we noticed someone was sitting in the seats somewhat back. It turned out it was Will Geer, Grandpa Walton. I recognized him, but was too shy to say much. Anyway, he was enjoying our antics, we apologized for disturbing he and his companion, but he was very kind and said we should 'show him what we got' in terms of acting. Nothing ever came of it, but it was fun to sing and dance for someone in the 'biz'.
    RBT - Posted: August 19, 2006

  • Gene Barry - I was at a family reunion in California a couple of years ago. Then I saw Gene Barry talking to some of my relatives. I went over to him and asked my relatives why is Gene Barry here. Then Gene said that we are third cousins. I had no idea I was related to him.
    - Posted: August 19, 2006

  • Dave Peverett - In the mid to late '60s I played in a band that opened for a lot of the rock 'stars' so I was common at that time to meet and even hang with celeberities. The encounter that was really meaningful to me, however, took place in '74 after I had quit playing in that band. At that time I owned a couple of music stores. This gentleman struck up a conversation with me and I found him to be quite personable. Something early in the conversation had led me to telling him about my musical experiences and this man was asking me all kinds of questions about my music. Well about 30 minutes into the conversation it dawned on me that this was Dave Peverett, singer for Foghat, who were in town for a concert. (We had kind of crossed paths when he was with Savoy Brown but had never met and I had never seen him.) He stood and talked for a good hour and a half to two hours. He then asked me if I would be coming to the concert as he wanted to give me a backstage pass but my band had to play that night so sadly I missed the concert. I just know that he was a very nice and humble man, and that the world was diminished when he passed away.
    Rob - Posted: August 19, 2006

  • John Mellencamp - In July 2005, my family and I had taken a trip to Va. Beach to see the John Mellencamp/John Fogerty concert. The evening before the concert my wife and kids insisted that we take a walk on the boardwalk. I reluctantly trudged along. Within a few minutes, I noticed someone crossing my path, that I felt I had known for years. It was JCM himself, out with his wife and 2 young sons enjoying some family time. I introduced myself and let him know what a huge fan I had been. He was very gracious and polite. A down to earth kind of guy. It was a dream come true, as I have admired his work for years.
    Richard - Posted: August 19, 2006

  • Adrienne Barbeau - Adrienne Barbeau was in my hometown of Charleston, SC to film a campy movie called "Swamp Thing" in the early 1980's. Imagine my wife's surprise when I decided to call her at her hotel and invite her over for dinner. Then imagine MY surprise when she called back! She declined dinner with us, but we wound up having a great conversation about how great the chemistry was between her and Bea Arthur on "Maude." Classy lady.
    Dan - Posted: August 19, 2006

  • Groucho Marx - I saw him walking on Santa Monica Blvd in 1973. I jumped out of the car I was riding in and ran about a block to catch up with him. "Mr. Marx," I said, "I hate to bother you while you are taking your walk, but I have wanted to meet you all my life." Without missing a beat, Groucho said, "I don't blame you." and walked on.
    Gary Shapiro - Posted: August 19, 2006

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