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Ever meet anyone famous? Were they like what you expected?

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posted on Jun, 21 2013 @ 03:38 PM

But seeing him play in a quiet smokey venue must have been awesome. I hope your memory lasts longer than mine.
reply to post by network dude

It probably already has... that was about 40 years ago now. Funny thing is, he doesn't look that much older.

posted on Jun, 21 2013 @ 03:51 PM
When I worked at the Brown Derby in Hollywood, Mel Blanc and Jose Ferrer were good friends and regular customers of the bar, the only area of the restaurant women were allowed to work. Mel Blanc was the voice of Daffy Duck and Bug Bunny. Jose Ferrer liked me a lot and invited me out to his ranch in Palms Springs to meet his nephew. "Georgie would just LOVE you!" he told me.

I shyly declined, saying that I was married. My husband left me for a fellow performer he met on a cruise ship later that year. If I would have taken Mr Ferrer up on his invitation, I could now say that I am one of the long string of women who were left heartbroken by George Clooney!

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posted on Jun, 21 2013 @ 04:28 PM
reply to post by Gazrok

Erin Gray...........I didn't think you were old enough for all that. For some reason I though you were a 20 something.
She was one of my first crushes. (44 now) The very first was Valerie Bertonelli. She was Hott. (with two t's)

I even thought so when she got chubby.

posted on Jun, 21 2013 @ 05:11 PM
I once had an interview (two interviews) with Professor Hugh Trevor-Roper.
He was much older and more white-haired than the dark-haired youngster normally shown when his name came up in the newspapers. That publicity photograph had obviously not been updated for a couple of decades.
The first interview came to an end before it started;
"How long have you been a member of this university?...Then you've been here long enough to know that you should be wearing a gown. Please go away and come back when you're properly dressed".
Hence the second interview.

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posted on Jun, 21 2013 @ 05:39 PM
I met Robert Plant during a Fred Zeppelin gig - he's a big fan by all accounts and he was real polite, nice and down to earth.

A long time back also i used to go raving with one of the guys who wrote the beyond legendary (in the uk at least) BBCmicro game "Elite", which was a huge deal a long time back... i met quite a few soap actors at raves about 20 years ago too, all in proper messed up states

Oh yes, haha, also former Radio 1 "DJ" Simon Bates and Paul McShane too, alias Ted bovis from Hi-Di-Hi. He was stumbling out of a pub half cut.

Yeah, i started strong with Lord Percy Plant and then the list got budget pretty quick.

And me mum went for tea with The Queen/Old Liz (delete as appropriate) once.. she had the invite framed and hung it on the wall opposite the #ter so visitors could not fail to have a chance to have a good look at it

posted on Jun, 21 2013 @ 05:47 PM
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Dominic Keating (Malcom Reed-Enterprise)- The man is a menace. Really friendly and funny. He can steal your heart and your attention from the first second you talk to him.

Connor Trinneer (Trip Tucker- Enterprise)- Quiet and low profile. I have met him twice and i was surprised that he remembered me by name.

Robert Picardo (The Doctor- Voyager)- A real gentleman. I was waiting to talk to him because a horde of fans were all over him. He saw me that i was trying to be discreet and he came over and said "hi i' m Bob and you are?" . Needless to say that i almost scream....but i was a real lady and i played cool

Marina Sirtis (Deanna Troi - Star Trek-next generation) - We didn't talk much, but she is a Goddess. Very beautiful, very friendly, funny and noisy.

Apart from the above actors. i have met many metal bands:
Manowar (+past members and their current bands)
Brocas helm
Blaze Bayley (ex iron maiden singer)
Gamma Ray
Virgin Steele
Crimson Glory
+ many more. Most of them are really cool, down to earth guys.

posted on Jun, 21 2013 @ 07:24 PM
I once met Paul Gosselaar(Zack) from Saved By The Bell at a sushi bar. Pretty chill guy after a few conversations...

ETA: oh ya, I also met The Game at Macys where I was working couple of years ago. He lives like 15 minutes away from me, I've been at his house in Burbank/CA.
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posted on Jun, 21 2013 @ 08:23 PM
I haven't met any celebrities and am kind of glad about that... I'd act like such a dimwit! But oh, have I always wanted to meet Patrick Stewart. Word is that he's super super nice.

posted on Jun, 21 2013 @ 08:29 PM
reply to post by Gazrok
I've met many, many people in the Country music business mainly because they either grew up or have lived in my town, or through my stepdad who is a retired Country musician. I've met George Jones many times (may he RIP), everyone from Asleep At The Wheel, Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings, Frenchie Burke, Doug Kershaw, Mark Chesnutt many times, Tracy Byrd (sat behind me in American History class), Clay Walker (lived in my neighborhood) and many more.

I've also met a few in the Rock & Roll business including the Winter brothers (Johnny and Edgar), ZZ Top and Misfits. And for those who watch the History Channel I grew up across the street from Jay Weidner's sister and spent a few months in my early teens having many interesting discussions with him before anyone ever heard of him when he spent one summer visiting his sisters and mother. Another semi-famous person I met several times was former Congressman Jack Brooks who was a frequent guest at my Godfather's house.

All the famous people I ever met were all just regular people when I met them in person. They all were just like anybody else I've met- just nice folks.

posted on Jun, 21 2013 @ 08:39 PM
Dolly Parton is from my hometown. She gave every graduating high school senior in my class $500.00. Got to meet her when she gave me the check..,,she was incredibly bubbly and easygoing.

My high school band would always play at the Dollywood opening ceremonies...she would then come and speak to us. Very friendly lady, and she does a lot for the people in my hometown.
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posted on Jun, 21 2013 @ 09:08 PM
I met Jon Stewart when I worked at the Walter Reed Medical Center.

He was there to visit with soldiers injured in Iraq and Afghanistan that I was taking care of nursing. He brought lots of South Park memorabilia and the complete seasons of the show on DVD.

He was very nice, very short, and seemed much older in person than on screen. I've met a few others, during my time in the service while in Washington D.C. but he was my favorite, that I was most honored to meet. My husband still gets angry that I didn't ask for his autograph. *shrugs* It's not my style, and my husband roles his eyes when I give that excuse.

I also met Mr. Pres. Bush Jr. When I met him, he seemed, haunted. I was working on different patients in the cardiac unit that day (elderly veterans mostly), so I didn't get to speak with him as I did with Jon Stewart. I only got to shake his hand. The hospital was a hassle getting in and out of the area that day!


posted on Jun, 21 2013 @ 09:18 PM
One night I was at a show checking out an "up and coming" band when a guy comes up and stands next to me taking in this band. Looked at him and thought "No...can't be" Well we got onto a conversation which ended in a silly argument over the merits of a Gibson Les Paul vs a Gibson SG guitar. Ended up in laughs and we soon parted ways...Seems that I had argued with Joe Walsh. This was during the time just after he left James Gang and was transitioning into the Barnstorm era... Joe was really engaging and funny as all get out....Have to smile each time I recall this...


posted on Jun, 21 2013 @ 09:58 PM
Anyone remembers Zack from Ghost Adventures? Met him at one of his presentations. He's exactly like he is on TV. Very nice guy, very straightforward, about as sincere as it gets. He's got a sly razor sense of humor too.

posted on Jun, 21 2013 @ 10:15 PM
I can say they change.

My cousin came in second place in American idol, and now is a country star.

Before she went she asked me what I wanted when she got rich and famous. I told her I didn't need anything, but if she insisted, I wouldn't mind a trailer up on the mountain with a pond.

Didn't even have to be a new trailer I'd take fixer upper, as long as I got a pond to fish in.

Now she's rich and famous, and I ain't got a trailer with a pond! She did call my kids and stop by they're school, but she said she get me a trailer with a pond, and I don't have it, so she's changed not like you'd expect at all !

ETA: I should mention I'm joking, if you figured out who my cousin is she's a great girl.
She owes me a trailer, but super sweet she really is.
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posted on Jun, 21 2013 @ 11:29 PM
reply to post by XLR8R
I have a Weird Al story.
Mr. and Mrs. tanda were at a party in the French Quarter in New Orleans. A VIP party with a few celebrities.
Weird Al walks in and he has 2 big bodyguards. The people there were so amused that he brought his bodyguards to the party, they were laughing under their breath.
He bounced around the party while his bodyguards sat at the open bar. After about 20 mins. of everyone sort of shunning him, he ended up at the bar with his boys and got really drunk. He was very animated like you would expect but the only people laughing at his jokes were his boys.
I felt kinda sorry for him. Personally I thought it was nice of him to let his bodyguards have a good time.

I've been introduced to more celebrities than I can count but only really spent quality time with a few.
I had a wild night out with Judge Reinhold. (Fast Times at Ridgemont High)

I've had many drinks with Harry Anderson (Night Court) he taught me several cool bar tricks. Very fun guy.

I've had coffee a few times with John Goodman.

I sat with Trent Reznor and watched a musical act. We watched "The The" and talked music.

Gibby Haynes (Butthole Surfers) has been a guest in my house.

I made jelly with Tom T Hall and his wife Dixie.

The celebrities I've spent time with were so normal, within minutes you could forget who they were.

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posted on Jun, 21 2013 @ 11:38 PM
Being with a police department I have met a few. Met Nichols Cage several years back (before he got on whatever he is on now) and he was a great guy. He was very nice and considerate to all of us there (which is good since we were protecting him lol).

I also met Jamiee Fox when he was here filming that movie Ray. And what a completely useless human being. He is the most arrogant person I think I have ever met. Was completely full of himself and I personally was glad I wasn’t assigned to protect him. I don’t think I would have stopped a crazed fan from cutting him lol. The best part is he was arrested in New Orleans for refusing to show his ID at the casino. NOPD is not a group you mess with. They pretty much beat the hell out of him and held him for the maximum legal time before his bail. Pretty sure his attitude had something to do with that lol.

Back when I was practicing martial arts real heavy I met Chuck Norris. He was doing some judging for the event for charity. I can honestly say that he was the nicest person I have ever met. The way he is on walker texas ranger is how he is in real life. Great guy!

Met Travolta when he (personally) flew into our airport for one of the superbowls. Also a very nice guy. He let us check out his plane and gave us all bottles of water.

Al sharpton flew in for Katrina but was kicked out. He came back and found his car keyed lol.

I’ve met a few more but I don’t really recall them all now. I have never asked for an autograph (not really my thing. I mean what would I do with it lol) I have generally treated them like a normal person and I think they liked that.

posted on Jun, 21 2013 @ 11:50 PM
Jodie Foster... short, courteous. Clint Eastwood... imposing... tall and broad shouldered. Paul Newman... always having a good day. Paul Rudd.... down to earth dude. My wife has met many. Especially during Sundance festival when we lived in Utah. Biggest jerks... Fiddy Cent, John Cusack. Nicest... Harvey Weinstein, Glenn Close. Craziest..... Sharon Stone of course.

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posted on Jun, 22 2013 @ 12:04 AM
I met Gary Busy once back in 87 at a Mac's Milk lies,he told me not to smoke.I'll never forget it.
One time I met Kim Mitchel at the local mall...I just said "hey kim"and walked on.
I also had the pleasure of meeting Ali at the Sacromento airport way back in 84.

None of them were like they were expected....just normal folks.

posted on Jun, 22 2013 @ 12:38 AM

Originally posted by NarcolepticBuddha
Ryan Stiles from Whose Line Is It Anyway/ Drew Carey Show. He was really friendly and comical even though he wasn't working.

I recently met Alan Parsons. He was reallllly mellow. I bet I could have hung out with him if I wasn't such a neurotic spaz

I love Ryan Stiles. So funny.

I met Mandy Moore, Andrew Peterson, The two sister girls that make up Sunflowerz... I've seen Skillet from like 10 feet away... I met and talked with "The Real Life Hitch" David Coleman, the Harlem Globetrotters in like 2005 or so... Witchblade Yancy Butler, Terminator (3)[Kristanna Lokan]
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posted on Jun, 22 2013 @ 12:45 AM
I was born in Burbank, California. As a kid I lived behind the Burbank Studios. Use to look through the chain-link fence and watch all the actors / actresses in costumes wandering around the 2D props. I'd go home and turn on the TV, to realize it was all just fake. Lost my fascination for TV and stardom at a young age.

Had a job driving a delivery truck for a dry cleaner, which had the wardrobe contracts with all the major Hollywood studios, plus all the "stars" in L.A.

I've met and seen so many. Shook hands with Steven Spielberg. Loaned a pair of wire cutters to Steve McQueen. Dropped off Elvis Presley's dry cleaning, and met his wife Priscilla.

I know for a fact I could call Steven Spielberg and he'd remember me. Probably could ask him for a job too, and odds are he might just say yes. But that's never been my style.

They're simply just people with special skills, and not really that much different from ordinary people.

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