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  • Carly Simon - At Saratoga Flat track, in Saratoga Springs, NY, sometime in the mid '80s, as people were walking from the paddock area to the track, I noticed a lady signing a person's program. She had just walked past us, within 2-3 feet. It was Carly Simon! Pretty cool!
    Jim B Amsterdam,NY - Posted: May 15, 2006

  • Lucille Ball - The first of several times that I met Lucille Ball was while she was taping the introduction of the "Situation Comedies" segment of a TV retrospective at Metromedia Square. It was a CLOSED SET but I was able to get access. I stood there in awe or her and after she taped (and critiqued) her segment a stage hand walked up to her to ask for her autograph. He said it was for his niece and she replied "Gawd forbid it should be for you!!" It was MY turn to approach her with a beautiful B&W photograph from "MAME" that she very obligingly signed and very graciously chatted with me for a few seconds before being interrupted by BOB HOPE. She Was A STAR!!!!!!
    "Stevie" - Posted: May 15, 2006

  • Jerry Lewis - I spotted Mr. Lewis in a drugstore in 1980. Judging by the locale, I can only guess that he had stopped there on his way to Atlantic City. I doubt I would have had the courage to approach him in any event, but he had such a mean look on his face that I would have been crazy to have bothered him. It is only in recent years that I read of his decades-long bout with chronic pain caused by a back injury in the mid-'60s.
    - Posted: May 15, 2006

  • Pat Boone, James Franciscus, Jesse Owens - In 1975, I worked for the airport security. In those days you had to hand check most baggage. I had the task of going through the bags of Pat Boone (nice man), James Franciscus, Jesse Owens (also a very nice man) and many others.
    PT - Posted: May 15, 2006

  • Anthony Quinn - In 1974 I was in a used book store in NYC when I noticed that Anthony Quinn was also browsing quite near me. I approached him and told him I was a fan and how much I admired his work. He was quite polite and thanked me. I asked him for his autograph but found that I had nothing with me that he could sign. He reached down into the $1.00 discount barrel and pulled out a paperback with the cover torn off. He signed on that first page. I still have that $1.00 autograph and a great story to go with it.
    - Posted: May 2, 2006

  • Michael Landon - I was a young policeman working Hollywood Division. It was not unusual to see stars on occasion. One day I saw a Jeep run a red light. I pulled him over and it was Michael Landon. He was so nice I let him go with a warning. I met him again years later when I was working Detectives. Again he was a total gentleman.
    - Posted: May 2, 2006

  • Floyd Patterson - When I was in high school in the 1970's I was the biggest nerd around. No boy ever asked me for a date, I had no friends and when I invited people to my birthday party "they forgot". But around 1973 we had the pleasure of having Floyd Patterson speak at our school. I was a huge boxing fan back then and it was shortly after he had lost to Muhammad Ali. Well during the reception line ultra-shy me made a condolence comment and wished him better luck on his next fight. After his talk I was the only one to ask him a question. Everybody else was too shy to make eye contact with him let alone speak to him. For five seconds the next day I was the most popular kid in school because everybody wanted to know what I had said to him. Thank you, Floyd Patterson, for a great memory.
    PK - Posted: May 2, 2006

  • Charlton Heston - In the middle '70s I was at Old Tucson where they were filming the movie, "The Last Hard Men" (don't know if it was ever released [It was.]). I was strolling on the back lot when I heard a horse trotting behind me. I turned around and, lo and behold, it was Charlton Heston - sitting high upon his horse dressed in his cowboy gear. He rode right past me and smiled. It was just him and me.
    PT - Posted: May 2, 2006

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