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  • Vincent Price - Being a big time monster fan, I always spent Saturdays at the local theater in Elmira, New York, where I would enjoy the talents of Vincent Price and the other horror stars of that day - Mr Price being my favorite. In the mid 1960's he came to do a lecture in Corning, NY and I was fortunate to see him. Although he was quite busy with the audience, as he was walking back to his limo, he decided to take me by the arm (I was 13 at the time). And all the way out of the building and walking to his limo, he talked with me...politely, disregarding the multitude of microphones that were pushed at him..and for a few minutes it was me and my hero. I still recall that conversation, and what he said. One of the nicest people I ever recall meeting.
    R.D.W. - Posted: August 19, 2006

  • Richard Bright - I had the pleasure of working with Richard over 20 years ago. I met his lovely wife and remember how happy he was that they were going to have a baby. He was a kind, professional and loving man and just before he died, he came to my thoughts and I was wondering what ever happened to him. I was so saddened to find out that he was killed shortly thereafter. I regret not getting in touch with him when I thought of him.
    - Posted: August 19, 2006

  • Muhammad Ali - In the early '90s myself and 2 friends drove from our neighborhood in downtown Chicago to the far south suburbs to get Muhammad Ali's autograph. Upon arriving the crowd was so large, the trade show discontinued autographs. We adjourned across the street to watch the NCAA tourney at the Holiday Inn. I'm standing at the bar talking with one of my buddies when he starts shadow boxing with someone across the room; to my surprise my buddy and the Greatest were doing the most memorable shadow box I have ever witnessed. Muhammad Ali autographed bar checks(the only paper immediately available) for us and couldn't have been more gracious and friendly. George, Chicago, ILL
    George Morris - Posted: August 19, 2006

  • Gregory Peck - In the fall of 1990 I was given an opportunity to intern at CNN's then-show "Showbiz Today". As interns, we were able to go on a lot of ride-alongs to see the various reporters do their job. One day in particular, our interview was Gregory Peck, at his home in the Hollywood Hills. As everyone prepared for the interview, I sat down on a nearby couch, watching all that was happening. At that point, Mr. Peck called to me and asked if I wanted any water. When I responded no thank you he said "Are you sure? I could get my housekeeper to get you something?" (Keep in mind, he didn't ask anyone else.) Being that I was only 20 years old at the time, I didn't know much about him until years later, which I regret. He has now become one of my most favorite people of all time, mainly because in the craziness of all the interviews he was doing that day, he still had time to make sure I was ok.
    -Carrie - Posted: August 19, 2006

  • John Ritter - In the summer of 1986 I was visiting the Los Angeles area and managed to get into the courtroom set where John was filming "The Last Fling" with Connie Selleca. He was extraordinarily friendly and posed with me for a photo which I later used as a senior medical student for my candid photo in the 1987 Univ. of Arkansas Med school annual. What a guy!
    FD Pierson - Posted: August 19, 2006

  • John Wayne - In 1977, my Marine buddy, Nat Holmes and I were at the Orange Co. Airport (John Wayne Airport) picking up our boarding passes. This very familiar voice behind us says, "Now you kids be sure and give your mother a hug for me." We turned around and there was John Wayne saying good-bye to his grandchildren. After the 'good-byes', I approached the Duke and introduced myself. I told him that we were Marine Reserves and were on our way to a two week training stint. I also told him that I work at Great Western Savings & Loan. Mr Wayne was doing commercials for GWS at that time. He replied, "Son, you are a part of the world's greatest organizations." After he shook my hand, I didn't wash it for days.
    - Posted: August 19, 2006

  • Robin Williams - During the late 1980's I lived in an apartment on Los Angeles' Westside. One sunny afternoon, when I was walking home from the local grocery store, I spotted Robin Williams (behind the wheel of a maroon Toyota Landcruiser) as he waited at the stoplight while I crossed in front of him. I did a double take, but tried to be oh-so cool about it. I could not resist glancing up one more time, but by now, he was reacting to ME as if I were the star! Gasping, covering his mouth, pointing in astonishment.. it was hilarious! By the time I reached the curb I was in hysterics! He's a true comic 24/7! Thanks Robin!
    - Posted: August 19, 2006

  • Davy Jones and the rest of the Monkees - It was July 1967, and I was in the Navy attending school in Bainbridge, Md. On my weekend off, a friend and I decided to go to Baltimore. It was on a Friday night, and the Monkees were in town for a concert. As we walked along we came across a whole bunch of people in front of a hotel. They were trying to get a glimse of the Monkees who, they thought, were staying there. Girls were screaming and crying. People had binoculars trying to see them through their hotel window. Some people were saying, 'There they are, I can see Mike.....there's Davey....there they are!" Well, after spending a few minutes checking out the hotel with the hoard of fans, my friend and I left, on foot, on the way to "the block", the party area of Baltimore. It was almost dark when we cut down a side street. We stepped off the sidewalk to cross the street, and suddenly I heard the screech of tires. I looked up to see a black limo...it had almost hit us. A window opened up, and a guy looked out and said, "Are you OK?" It was Davy Jones!!! I ran up to the car and saw that all four of the Monkees were in the car. I said to Davy, "We're OK..my name is John....mention me on your TV show, OK?" Davy said, "Sure thing, mate!" Then the limo sped off. To this day, I tell people I was almost run down by the Monkees!!
    JEH - Posted: August 19, 2006

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