A  B  C  D  E
F  G  H  I  J  K
L  M  N  O  P
Q  R  S  T  U
V  W  X  Y  Z 

  Search Dead or Alive? Search Submit a comment to the site Comment Suggest a name to add to the site New Name Find out how the site works Instructions Find out if famous people are Dead or Alive? Home

Visitor Stories - Page 7
* * Disclaimer - These stories were submitted by visitors to the Dead or Alive? site and reflect their experiences and opinions in meeting famous people * *
Search for:


Editor Favorites
 Go to Story Page:
1 2 3 4 5 67 8 9 10
11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20
21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30
31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40
41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50
51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60
61 62 63 64      
  • Sam Jaffe - While walking home from work in San Francisco in the '60s I saw a familiar face coming toward me. It was Sam Jaffe known to TV fans as Dr. Zorba but also a great character actor from the movies. I was so shocked to see him I blanked on his name and he gently whispered "Jaffe?" He was on his way to a restaurant where the waiters sang operatic tunes but he graciously stopped to chat and introduced me to his wife who was walking beside him. He was kind and generous and I'll never forget him.
    - Posted: January 24, 2008

  • John Carradine - In the late '70s I was a busboy in a French restaurant. It was a weeknight and the last customer of the evening was John Carradine. Wow, Aaron from the Ten Commandments, but besides this there was one thing I wanted to share with him and that was that he was in my favorite episode of Rod Serling's Night Gallery. I told him about it and he shared with me the fact that when he had filmed that episode he had recently lost his wife in a fire. He explained how you had to continue on when you were an actor. I felt bad to have brought up such a sad memorey for him, but he was still very gracious and personable.
    Mark - Posted: January 24, 2008

  • William Shatner - I was a clerk in the store of a local stable in Muncie, Indiana that sold anything you could want for horses. One day a man walked up and said he had an appointment with the owner. She was due back soon so he said he'd wait. I kept looking at him thinking I had seen him before and it drove me nuts for about 5 minutes. Then it hit me, "It's Captain Kirk." I thought what the hell would he being doing at a stable in Muncie? When the owner came back I told her there was a man there to see her and that he looked like Captain Kirk from "Star Trek". She said, "Oh my god, you did not tell him that did you?" I said no. The owner had me go out with her to meet him. He gave her a hug and said it had been a long time since they had seen each other. The owner of the stable then looked at me and said, "Go ahead. Tell him what you told me." I was a little embarrassed, but asked him, "Has anyone ever told you look like Captain Kirk?" He shook his head and laughed and said, "Yes, I get that all the time." I said, "OK" and headed to my office. The owner of the stable then said, "Stop messing with her. Tell her who you are." "I am Captain Kirk," he said. I replied, "Yeah, right, buddy, and I'm Stevie Nicks. Nice to meet you." So then he took out his driver's license. It said William Shatner and it was a California license. I asked, "How does this prove you are Captain Kirk?" As soon as I said it a light bulb went off in my head. William Shatner is his real name. I felt so stupid. He just looked at me and laughed. I found out that he is very into horses and that he buys stuff from the stable all the time and had for years. I saw him several times after that. He'd come in and buy things when he was in town or he would call in an order over the phone. Each time he would say, "Hi, Stevie, this is Captain Kirk." and I knew exactly who I was talking to.
    Danielle - Posted: January 24, 2008

  • Jane Russell - Jane Russell was my mother-in-law when we lived in Sedona, AZ. There was a famous story about Jane that I always wondered if it were true. It was a statement that Jane liked to stay in her bathrobe during the day and she always wore her bra OVER her bathrobe. One day I finally got up the nerve to ask her. She said, very dead-panned, "Well, of course, where else would I wear it?" She had the most dry humor of anyone I've ever met and she was hilarious. Oh, by the way, I did catch her one day at her home, doing just that - wearing her bra over her bathrobe, and I cracked up!
    Pat - Posted: January 24, 2008

  • Charley Pride - Working for the Customs Department at the airport in one of the Caribbean Islands, I've had encounters with many famous people such as Johnny Cash, Roberta Flack, Willie Mitchell, Joe Frazier, and Miriam Makeba. But one famous person who stood out the most was Charley Pride. He was just the nicest person in the world. He was not only polite and friendly, he even invited a bunch of us to his hotel, took requests and performed some of his popular songs for us. He took the time to pose for pictures with us both in groups and individually.
    PVG - Posted: January 24, 2008

  • Jimmie Walker - I went on a gambling trip to "The Boat" in Louisiana with my co-workers just to see what it was like and while I was walking around just checking out the sites, I almost bumped right into "J.J." from Good Times! He doesn't look anything like the scrawny young man he played years ago on that show. He put on some weight and it looks nice on him. He was very friendly and invited me to see his stand up comedy show that he was doing there, which unfortunately I couldn't attend. Either way, it was still cool to see the guy that I used to watch on tv everyday!
    Kim in Houston - Posted: January 24, 2008

  • Red Skelton - I arrived around midnight at the Renaissance Hotel in Detroit after flying in from New York. There was only one man ahead of me at the registration desk, and three clerks were available. All of the clerks had gathered around the position at which this older fellow was checking in. I thought to myself "Why am I waiting when there are three clerks on duty?" I was tired and wanted to say something, but continued to wait, remaining unnoticed in line. The guest who was registering seemed to be writing something down for each clerk, and then took out a video camera and spoke to each one, saying he wanted to share this with his wife back home. I just couldn't understand all the fuss, but I uncharacteristically remained quietly in place through it all. At this point, he noticed that I had been waiting patiently. I was rewarded when he turned with a big smile and surprisingly shook my hand and said he was sorry about making me wait. I recognized him after a moment or two - it was Red Skelton, who could not have been more gentle or genuine. He bid goodbye to the clerks, and I stepped up - he had given each one of them a drawing of a clown, his paintings of which were well known. I checked in and phoned my wife from my room, telling her about the encounter - she loved his show as a child and was so excited to hear of the chance meeting.
    Dan L - Posted: January 24, 2008

  • Bill Murray - It was Sat. the 28th of April. My daughter and granddaughters and I were staying at a condo for the weekend over in St. Augustine, FL. We heard that Bill Murray was in the area for the big golf tournament, but didn't think anything about it. It was about 3:30 or 4:00 pm and my one granddaughter starting yelling that Bill Murray was in the stairwell and we didn't believe her, but as I was walking down the stairs, there was Bill right in front of me! All I could say was, "Hi, Bill, how was the game?" To which he replied, "great'. He went up to his place and we went into ours and realized that he was staying right next door to us. My other granddaughter was outside looking for her cousin and there was a whistle and my daughter went to see who it was and it was Bill. He smiled and waved at my daughter and she just said, "Hey, Bill". We never bothered him at all and tried to respect his privacy. We told the staff at the condo what we did and they told us thank you for what we did because he is like anyone else when he comes to stay there -ready for some R&R and after the long day that he had out golfing, we understood.
    Sharon - Posted: January 24, 2008

  • Submit Your Own Story
    To submit your own story of a personal encounter with a famous person included on the Dead or Alive? site, click this link.