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  • Joyce DeWitt - Ms. DeWitt was starring in a play in Calgary a couple of years ago that a friend of ours happened to be in as well. My partner and I went to see it one night, and we were introduced to Joyce after the show. She invited us to stay for a drink; and for the next hour or so she was one of the most gracious, kind, and entertaining hostesses I've ever met. We'll never forget it.
    - Posted: June 26, 2006

  • Richard Gere - I met Richard Gere and got his autograph at a Lakers game in 2001. He was on his way out of the building and I managed to talk to him briefly. He was very nice, asking if I enjoyed the game. He was a very nice person!
    Steven Switek - Posted: June 26, 2006

  • Johnny Cash - I was living in Hendersonville, Tennessee, a suburb of Nashville, in the early '80s and one day found myself very late for work - which was a 45-minute drive to Nashville's west side. I'm driving a Pinto station wagon that had actually been used in a few Nashville Network TV skits as a complete piece of traditional Southern junk car--the muffler was falling off and the bottom was rusted out. If I made a hard left turn, the passenger door would come open; that kind of car. I'm rushing down one of the main drags of the city, and almost run into the back of a Mercedes driving 35 in a 50. I couldn't believe this geezer was driving like this. I tailgated him, flashed my lights and acted like an overall road-raged jerk. Traffic finally allowed me to pass him in the left lane and as I leer into the Mercedes (I now notice it's black), I see it's Johnny Cash! If he could have shot laser beams out of his eyes, I would have been a pile of ash. I can't remember for sure, he might have flipped me off, which I deserved. Too embarrassed, I slunked in my seat and drove on.
    A Jerk to Johnny - Posted: June 26, 2006

  • George Will - In 1985 or 1986, I was eating lunch at a Pizza Hut in Bethesda, Maryland, just outside Washington, D.C., with a friend on a Sunday afternoon. My friend, a diehard political conservative, was saying something about George Will saying something profound on the Sunday morning David Brinkley show. As my friend was talking, George Will walked into the restaurant with two children, maybe 8 and 10 years old. Will sat down in the booth behind my friend, who didn't see Will walk into the restaurant. I whispered to my friend that Will was sitting behind him. He didn't believe me, but eventually saw him. A few weeks later, the same friend and I saw Grady of Sanford and Son in an Arlington, Va. record store with an attractive, young white woman. I swear.
    Martin - Posted: June 26, 2006

  • Engelbert Humperdinck, Carol Channing - In 1967, my mom had the opportunity on the night of my 7th birthday to go to see Engelbert Humperdinck in concert. He was at the top of his popularity back then, having just released "Please Release Me". The company she worked for was sponsoring a bus trip to a dinner theatre 100 miles from our home to see him. My dad had recently passed away, though, and she didn?t want to leave me on my birthday, even though my grandparents offered to baby sit, she wanted to be with me, but it was Engelbert Humperdinck! I was always pretty well behaved for a child, so she decided she would take me with her. The bus was filled with her friends and co-workers and I was the only child, she managed to convince them to let us sit near the aisle, just in case I got a little out of control. The dinner theatre was set up so Engelbert could sing from a stage, but also walk up and down the aisles and meet his fans. As he sang and walked around greeting the audience he spotted the one and only little person in the crowd. He worked his way over to us and my mom told him it was my birthday. A few moments later he was singing "Happy Birthday" to me. I got a kiss and a pat on the head and he continued on with the show. A few moments later a beautiful woman all dressed in white walked over to our table. She spoke to me and my mom, she had a voice I would never forget, and I can remember diamonds all over her, her ears, neck, wrists, fingers and gown just covered with diamonds. She looked like a queen. She chatted a few moments with us, giving me a hug and wishing me a happy birthday. I remember her telling my mom I was such a good child and that she loved to see kids come out to the theatre when they behaved as I had. The woman would know theatre, she was Carol Channing. I had no clue who she was, but my mom told me, and every time Miss Channing was on TV mom would let me stay up to see her. From that night on, I have been a fan of both Engelbert and Miss Carol Channing. I know he turns 70 this year, and she is 85. I'm very happy they are both alive, they certainly made my 7th birthday one I would remember always.
    Sharon - Posted: June 26, 2006

  • Martha Raye - Martha Raye was as funny and delightful in person as she was in her many, many film roles. I was both enthralled and laughed a lot at her tales of the many USO road shows during her career. She indeed had a way with story telling that came naturally. She could belt out "My Funny Valentine" at a South Orange County bar with bar patrons howling with her antics while singing. She became a friend over the years and never lost that sense of humor. I am sure anyone who met this wonderful lady felt the same way. She will always be "The Big Mouth."
    Mike - Posted: June 13, 2006

  • Joan Fontaine - I was called to work at a house where an elderly lady was very nice. She offered to let me wander throughout the estate. I had no clue who she was at the time, and it was after I left that someone told me she was once an actress. A few days later, I finally realized who she was, while watching the movie "Rebecca" for the first time.
    J.A. - Posted: June 13, 2006

  • Mr. T - About 10 years ago a co-worker asked me to videotape his daughter's wedding. I did, and one Saturday about 2 weeks later I was editing the tape and heard something on the radio about Mr.T appearing at a local book store to promote his comic book. I dropped everything and ran over with my camcorder to get him to tape a greeting to the bride and groom. This man was so kind and cooperative, I couldn't beleive it. He did about 3 1/2 minutes aimed at the newlyweds and I put it on the end of the tape (what a surprise to the couple seeing Mr. T with all his neckware) I'll never forget that day and how nice this man was to us strangers.
    Paul K - Posted: June 13, 2006

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