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Old Sep 18, 2004, 01:47 PM
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Brush with fame?

Seeing as how there are some pretty big celebrities in Detroit (yes, Detroit!), for the Ryder Cup, I was wondering if anyone out there in Ezoneland has ever run into anyone famous, and if so, what were they like?????

I ran into Tony Bennett last year in Vegas, and I once met Charles Lindberg's widow back in the 70's....thats about it for me

Oh, wait,I did meet Bush Sr when I was at Aberdeen Proving Ground back in 89 or 90....that was pretty cool....

Anyone?
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Old Sep 18, 2004, 01:53 PM
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Other than movie & TV actors at work (Who I usually try to avoid talking to too much. It can only get us peons in trouble.), I met both David Lee Roth & Chuck Berry on airplane flights to & from Europe. Chuck Berry was coooool! David Lee Roth was bald.
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Old Sep 18, 2004, 02:16 PM
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I met JFK (the "real one") in 1961, in Owosso.

I also ran into Ted Nugent on the South Branch of the AuSable River during trout season back in 1994.

I also met "Miss Jane Hathaway" (I can't remember her real name right now for the life of me) from the Beverly Hillbilly's at a mall in Flint. She was very active in politics. She was in town for Summer Stock.

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Old Sep 18, 2004, 02:43 PM
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I met General Colin Powell when he came to my Senior ROTC during an FTX (field training exercise) back in College. He spoke with a group of us, then had to leave. That's about it for me.

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Old Sep 18, 2004, 02:43 PM
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irsudog, what is it you do?
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Old Sep 18, 2004, 02:57 PM
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I'm a TV & movie Sound editor. In most TV & Movies, actors have to come in (Or we go to them) and re-record some of their lines while watching themselves on the screen, because it was either recorded poorly on the set when they shot the picture, or because the "Dirty words" in movies have to be replaced for TV broadcast. It's a real talent for an actor to be able to match the cadence and intonation of their original performance, so I have to cut the new audio into little pieces, and make it match their lips.

Actors usually don't like doing this and are pretty cranky, so I've found it best to be polite & as invisible as possible. Even with 9 years and a bunch of awards, all it would take is one complaint by the star of a show, and I'd be in the wind.


Besides, who wants to buddy up with rich, spoiled, insecure people?
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Old Sep 18, 2004, 03:40 PM
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WHY DID BUSH ORDER TO DEMOLISH TWIN TOWERS?
To have the pretext to make war against Iraq to seize its oil.

Have you seen how Twin Towers crashed? IT IS IMPOSSIBLE THAT SOME BOEING 757 CAN DEMOLISH TWO STRONG SKYSCRAPERS THAT WAY.

Bush ordered a controlled demolition executed by explosives that burst from the top of the building to the bottom in rapid succession.

Vittorio from Italy, a free man.
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WHY DID BUSH ORDER TO DEMOLISH TWIN TOWERS?
To have the pretext to make war against Iraq to seize its oil.

Have you seen how Twin Towers crashed? IT IS IMPOSSIBLE THAT SOME BOEING 757 CAN DEMOLISH TWO STRONG SKYSCRAPERS THAT WAY.

Bush ordered a controlled demolition executed by explosives that burst from the top of the building to the bottom in rapid succession.

Vittorio from Italy, a free man.
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Old Sep 18, 2004, 04:47 PM
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I was partners in a limo business in NYC that specialized in hauling twits errr,ahhhh movie stars around town which we sold 10 years ago. The price always included 20 % for the driver, but "over" tipping was the expected norm. So. Some anecdotes on a few I drove myself.
Eli Wallach- The best.Took off his shoes and jacket Never stopped talking about "the biz" and hes a funny man. When asked about Marilyn Monroe during The Misfits he said "she was a pain in the "back" but then talked about he and Clark Gable fishing.$30 tip.
Roberta Flack- Not talkative but asked to stop at a specific drugstore in a black area of Queens. Local kids ran up and asked me who was in the car. When I said Roberta Flack they said "who dat" and walked away. No tip
James Whitmore-When I told him how much I liked Battleground he said "everybody says that" and stared out the window the rest of the way and when we pulled up to his hotel he launched himself out of the car before I had it stopped.
Michael Feinstein-After a concert drove him home and he tipped me with the bouquet of flowers he was presented with at curtain.Oh well, gave 'em to my GF.
Carol Burnett- The woman defines "skinny" and had a escort/date arranged by friends. He was a MD and talked to her about his divorce. Mr Cool. She was not happy but Dr Feelbad gave me a $20.
Worked as a "bartender in Delia's Crystal Palace" on Ryans Hope. Van Johnson was a guest star and at lunch time he was in line next to me, told him I loved 30 Seconds over Tokyo. His response? Well, I can "do it" but I can't "write it" but a hint, it included a lot of swishing.
Did a lot of commercials in NY too but the story is getting too long. One (AT&T)with Cliff Robertson and I really wanted to ask him about his Spitfire but the director told us peons "don't talk to him".
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Old Sep 18, 2004, 06:02 PM
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I met Bill Shankly when I was a youngster at a Liverpool reserve game, just after he had retired from managing the Reds, and he asked why I was at the reserves rather than following the first team down at Derby County. I explained that my parents wouldn't allow me to go to away matches on my own and he told me "Ye'll never see a decent game on a terrible pitch like that one anyhoo, son" and that really made my day. He was a great man and made time to talk to all of the youngsters gathered at the ground. I cried on the day he died, but I wasn't a youngster then.

Met Dan Rowan and Dick Martin at the airport at the height of their fame, I'd have been either eleven or thirteen, and they appeared to be as wacky as they were on the telly - well Dick Martin was anyway. Verrrrrrrrrrry interrrrrresting, but also schtupid!!

Ran into Suggs in a chip shop in Kilburn- he's been the only one with any sort of "prima donna" temperament that I've met. He had to wait a bit for his chips and when they arrived he just dropped them on the counter and left in a huff - I guess he didn't like having to wait with the rest of us mortals, or it could just have been a momentary Madness.

Oh and Fred Dibnah came into the cafe on the A49 where we were having a cuppa to pick up some water for his steam engine. He filled up, gave a little toot on his whistle and set off with his catch phrase "Did yer laark that?".

I met Mark Wood last year too
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Old Sep 18, 2004, 06:30 PM
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toot on his whistle and set off with his catch phrase "Did yer laark that?".

I met Mark Wood last year too [/QUOTE]



LOL. Did yer laark that?.
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Old Sep 18, 2004, 07:26 PM
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. . . I met Mark Wood last year too . . . . .
I can top that. I met Mark Rittinger a couple of years ago.

PS. Mark, I still haven't finished the P-61 yet. I'll be finishing it this winter.

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Old Sep 18, 2004, 07:44 PM
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Ha! Like I'M famous! yeah, right!

It's OK about the Widow, I'm still ticking away at the Bf109E
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Old Sep 18, 2004, 08:27 PM
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Iíve been to Charlize Theronís house and petted her dog.
Deepak Chopra, Lindsay Wagner, Lady Heather Mills-McCartney,
Penny Marshall, Cindy Williams, Harry Dean Stanton, John Lovites. Olivia Harrison (Georges widow), Larry Hagman. Tom Hanks, Dr. Paul MacCready (AeroVironment) Henry Winklerís house, Carol Bayer-Sagerís house. Adm. Erich Topp, Sat next table over from Robert Duvall.
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