Brushes with fame

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  1. thekidandblue profile image59
    thekidandblueposted 14 years ago

    Have you ever met anyone famous?

    Tell us about it here.

    I met Jimmy Saville when I was 10 and he sat and had lunch with me and my dad after some promotional thing we did using the kids from our school, think it was for Midland Bank.

    Unfortunately my 10 year old self didn't have the nuts so he didn't "fix it" for me sad

  2. tantrum profile image60
    tantrumposted 14 years ago

    Do you want an autograph ? big_smile

    1. thekidandblue profile image59
      thekidandblueposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      yes please!

  3. Happyontheinside profile image72
    Happyontheinsideposted 14 years ago


    Billy Connolly was in Borders in Glasgow waiting in the queue behind me once. He was in cognito. I made the late Colin McRae his dinner when I was a chef. Um met other minor celebs but nobody world famous really...there's still time smile

  4. profile image0
    ralwusposted 14 years ago

    I met a little old man that used to have on his desk, "The buck stops here", Harry something or other.

  5. AEvans profile image73
    AEvansposted 14 years ago

    I didn't brush we know a few and all of them are people just like you and I. smile

  6. Daniel Carter profile image62
    Daniel Carterposted 14 years ago

    I just met Ty Burrell from Modern Family. We were at a theater going to a movie and there he was. He was gracious and funny. I love the show, too. (When I can see it.)

    Also met jane Adams this past July (costar in the series "Hung.") She was very warm and cordial, to us strangers.

    I had a friend who was an assistant to Louise Mandrell and we visited her a couple of times before she sold the theater in Pigeon Forge a few years back. Louise is the Bees Knees. We had a blast and a half! Lots of stories and fun. She had a parrot that repeated about anything, hence we were absolutely forbidden to say anything off color or swear. But then the parrot would mimmick our whispering! Funny.

    Met a few other recording artists and such. Always seem to be nice people, if you don't bug them.

  7. The Rope profile image61
    The Ropeposted 14 years ago

    Everyone we meet is "famous" somewhere.  I know a few.  However many choose not to be famous in the media but even those who are still have to ensure the laundry gets done and the garbage gets out and still desire to attend the children's plays and dress in the proverbial "fuzzy slippers".

  8. TheGlassSpider profile image65
    TheGlassSpiderposted 14 years ago

    I met Anthony Hopkins in Washington D.C. while he was filming Hannibal. It coincided with a Dali exhibit I was going to see. I went outside at the Union Station stop to have a smoke before catching the next train; when I went outside there was this ridiculous crowd of people. I wandered aimlessly through the crowd awhile, trying to figure out why on earth all these people were here when I suddenly found myself face to face with Dr. Lecter and a waist-high barrier! LOL

    He was very nice, funny, and human. He signed the first page of a novel I had in my backpack; he talked to me and a couple of guys from New Jersey for a few minutes, and went back to filming.

    It was awesome, especially since Silence of the Lambs had been one of my favorite movies for many years.

  9. Ohma profile image61
    Ohmaposted 14 years ago

    Once a long time ago my family who played bluegrass music opened a show at "Sunset Park" in Pennsylvania. The headliner for that show was "Lorretta Lynn" We all got to meet her She was super sweet and very encouraging. She even had my sisters and I join her on stage and play with her band. It was a once in a life time experience.

    1. thekidandblue profile image59
      thekidandblueposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      How cool is that!? I don't know much of Loretta Lynn apart from the album Van Lear Rose.

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    Ghost32posted 14 years ago

    Met a number of World Champion rodeo cowboys in my riding days.  Don't know if that counts, since I was a rider myself.  Other than that, no.

    However, my wife, Pam, has.  Her first husband was a Marine Sergeant who could type 220 wpm without errors and was assigned to Nixon's well being for some time.  Both Dick & Pat Nixon knew her (Pam) because of that, and once even introduced her to Gorbachev.  She still has some Russian coins Gorbachev gave her. 

    Of course, she was a little smokin' hot twentyish redhead with fire in her eyes and a way with the guys at the time.

  11. double_frick profile image62
    double_frickposted 14 years ago

    i've met mostly sports stars.
    kinda creepy because of the age difference but i dated self-proclaimed pitcher for the SF giants (though i think this was in the 70s/80s they were pitching haha) i say self-proclaimed because i've never gone and searched my damn self but if not he's a good fake with pics, jackets, balls, good stories.
    when i was in costa rica i met a football player for the raiders, well, not anymore. he was in costa rica for a "reason" that obviously kept him from the states. lol  criminals. haha richard johnson, i think? hmm...
    and all growing up i would run into the same football player turned, i don't know, motivational speaker? he played for the vikings, can't remember his name. met him at one of my schools, a church and a sports club...all unrelated. really weird. cool guy though.
    oh, and i used to go to summer camp where the phoenix suns had gym membership so they would practice there and sometimes let the kids play ball.
    find times.

    i'd rather get my 15 minutes than MEET someone famous.

    oh oh, this is cool. sorta. haha my mom worked at a nursing home and chuck norris' dad died there...he came in one day, but she wasn't there. hmm but, chuck norris. kick ass. lol

  12. yenajeon profile image71
    yenajeonposted 14 years ago

    Ran into Jessica Simpson and Nick Lachey during a broadway show his brother was in in NYC and let me tell you, she (jessica) was the most obnoxious and rude person in the whole world. And seeing her up close I was shocked by how caked on makeup is on celebs!!

  13. jellydonut25 profile image60
    jellydonut25posted 14 years ago

    I met all 4 members of Metallica.


    1. Arthur Fontes profile image75
      Arthur Fontesposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      Which bass player?

  14. Arthur Fontes profile image75
    Arthur Fontesposted 14 years ago

    Watched a Super Bowl SF vs Cinci in atlantic city.  The table to the side of us was Gary Reasons Sean Lendetta and Mark Malone.  We were all rooting for SF and it was a great time.

  15. donotfear profile image83
    donotfearposted 14 years ago

    I had the pleasure of working with Robert Englund (aka Feddy Krueger) in 2004 on his new reality show. I was one of the contestants. (The show was shelved by the network later). He is a very interesting man, approachable for his fans & had a genuine interest in the contestants & their phobias. Very friendly guy as well as smart. He really needs to play in more serious roles, but he's been typecast now as a horror figure so he makes the most of it. He visited my hometown where we shot some footage, my mother's home & my home in SW Arkansas. Later, I went back to LA to complete taping of my episode. Anyhow, it was a good experience & I felt quite comfortable working with him as he's just like any other person. (or nearly). Ha.

  16. IzzyM profile image86
    IzzyMposted 14 years ago

    I was once on a night out and met Marty Pellow from Wet Wet Wet; another time I picked up Dirty Den (forgot the actor's name)from Eastenders in my taxi.

  17. maven101 profile image72
    maven101posted 14 years ago

    I was the personal bodyguard for Telly Savalas in the early 90's in Rancho Mirage...Played golf and drank many an Ouzo with him...A regular guy that loved talking politics and bridge ( he was a world-class player )...When he went into the hospital for the last time he gave me his hat from his Kojak series...

    1. donotfear profile image83
      donotfearposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      Cool! You have Kojack's hat!

  18. creepy profile image56
    creepyposted 14 years ago

    i am a famous person but i wont say who i am

  19. thekidandblue profile image59
    thekidandblueposted 14 years ago

    I once asked Richard Blackwood if he would like my autograph, i was a cheeky teen


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