Have you ever met anyone famous in person?

@sharone74 (4839)
United States
January 1, 2007 9:00pm CST
I met Rosa Parks years ago when she came out to the Desert to speak to a group, I once met John Glenn at a party and I would swear that it was that old codger who pinched my bottom. Especially from the way he was grinning when I turned around but there was quite a crush at the party. I met Snoop Dog way back when I was 15 in LA and a few other famous and semi famous people. What about you?
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@Stephanie5 (2947)
• United States
2 Jan 07
I've met and served dinner to the lead singer of LoneStar, and his family ( I called his little girl a little boy cause of her haircut..I was SOO embarrassed). I've met Darryl Worley (sp), Randy Travis, Ricky Van Shelton, Aaron Tippen, and Dolly Parton. I used to be a waitress at a Waffle House in Tennessee. I've met lots of others too, just can't remember them all. They are mostly country singers. Interesting Topic! Have a great day!
@sharone74 (4839)
• United States
2 Jan 07
thank you for responding. I won't annoy you by asking what any of those people are like since that is probably what everyone asks and you would not really be in a position to know having simply met them in the course of doing your job.
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• United States
2 Jan 07
lol...I knew you were going to say that!! They are all country music singers. Sorry!
@sharone74 (4839)
• United States
3 Jan 07
Not a prob I know whom several of those people are. Honey my mother is from Mississippi. Though I am not a huge fan of country I listen to it every once in a while. Some of the country music that I hear on the radio is quite beautiful and poignant.
@Ravenladyj (22937)
• United States
2 Jan 07
You met Rosa Parks? wow that must have been facinating! I've met only a couple semi famous ppl mostly musicians (Sebastian Bach, Lee Aaron, Cheap Trick) and Ben johnson (olympic runner former)
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@sharone74 (4839)
• United States
2 Jan 07
Sebastian Bach used to be my teenage crush when I ws in high school and he was with Skid Row. Did you happen to see the episode of Singing with the Stars where he did 18 and life with one of the contestants. I hear he has a new album coming out.
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• United States
3 Jan 07
yes, actually I have. i met Donald Sutherland once in the San Francisco airport. We chit-chatted a bit as we were waiting to board our flights and I found him to be a very nice guy. I didn't fuss over him and just treated him like I would anyone else. I've also met Aaron Tippin, who's a country and western singer. He's really nice and VERY short! I talked with him quite a lot on several occaisions. Also, I had Maggie Smithh (Professor MaGonagle of Harry Potter fame) and Kathy Najimi (she was in Sister act) and the quiet little nun from Sister act that could sing really well in my taxi, back when I drove one, when they were in Reno filming Sister Act. Oh! And I didn't meet him, but had a close encounter with Billy Idol (who is complete weirdo) at the Reno-Tahoe international airport. That guy is just plain old strange. Anyway, that's about it for my close encounters with the celebs.
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• United States
3 Jan 07
OH! I forgot! I was reading some of the previous responses and forgot all about a couple of years ago! I was driving an executive coach for a private charter company and had to work the Tahoe Celebrity Golf tournament. That day I had (those whose names i can remember off of the top of my head) the following people: Connie Chung, Maurie Povich (he's a JERK), Ahmad Rashad, Cheryl Ladd, Rick Roden. I also saw Charles Barkley, but he didn't get on my bus. I also had sooo many football and basket ball players that I could never possibly list them all!
@shywolf (4522)
• United States
3 Jan 07
Wow, it's neat how you met so many famous people driving them around! It seems like that's a good way to meet them, driving a taxi. ^_^
@Shaun72 (15968)
• Palatka, Florida
2 Jan 07
I met Clay Walker in a talk about multiple sclrosis
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@sharone74 (4839)
• United States
2 Jan 07
Cool! Who is Clay Walker?
• India
2 Jan 07
Clay Walker is a singer i think who used to fight against multiple sclerosis! Thanks to all here!!
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• United States
2 Jan 07
Let's see...I met Jerry Springer my sophomore year of high school. He was running as a politician, and one of the teachers at the school knew him and asked him to come in. He's actually a VERY intelligent guy, and a GREAT political speaker. It's such a shame he's judged straight as an idiot from his show. He says he hates the show, but I don't see why he should continue doing it. He's very intelligent he should be known for more than just that. Umm, let's see, Travis Hafner, who's a baseball player for the Cleveland Indians lives in my hometown, and my dad and I see him at the grocery store a lot. When I was about 2 or so, when Clinton was running for President, he was talking to a crowd of people...and Al Gore was waving at people. I guess he turned around and saw us driving by (we were driving by slowly) and he waved at me in my carseat. hehe.
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• United States
2 Jan 07
I wish I had seen yours before I posted mine. I also met Jerry Springer and can vouch that he's very intelligent as well.
• Canada
2 Jan 07
I've met a few Star Trek personalities, a couple of wrestlers, a few movie stars(can't remember all of them off the top of my head), and a few famous comic book writers/artists. I meet all of these people at the same place every year. Oh yeah, one movie star I met was Kenny Baker(Star Wars). He's a very nice man.
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@sharone74 (4839)
• United States
2 Jan 07
Kool! Thank you for your response.
@kgwat70 (13396)
• United States
2 Jan 07
I have met Mike Schmidt, the Hall of Fame third basemen of the Philadelphia Phillies, when I was much younger as well as Bob Boone, a former Phillies catcher. I have not met any movie stars or anyone else that is famous.
@sharone74 (4839)
• United States
2 Jan 07
Let me guess you are either from Philly or you live there now right? Thank you for your response.
• United States
2 Jan 07
Hmm let me see. I have met a few and I will just list them quick if you want details just ask. President Clinton, before his second term, got to shake his hand and take a couple real close pictures. John Elway. Jerry Orbach Arnold Schwarzenegger Tom Platz Terell Davis Bart Star Ed Too Tall Jones Dennis Quaid R Lee Eremy. There are others, been pretty freaking cool.
• United States
2 Jan 07
Wow, you met Jerry Orbach? You're so lucky! I love him...I miss him :( He's great in Law and Order, and I love his character in Dirty Dancing. Wow, what an opportunity!
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• United States
7 Jan 07
I am not sure about all of that and I would hope that is not true. When I met him he was a very nice relaxed confident man. I know we all have faults but I tink that would suprise me if it was true. Either way he is an amazing human being. Take care. Damon
• Philippines
3 Jan 07
i met our president..philippine president..gloria macapagal arroyo..a very tiny lady..but she does have the aura of authority..when she passed by right in front of me..i was so awestruck that mispronounced maame to mum...embrassing
• Philippines
3 Jan 07
met the pianist MAXIM at westin philippine plaza..very handsome and down to earth..i even asked him if he were someone famous and he jst smiled..
• India
2 Jan 07
well i have met a few telugu movie stars but not international stars.i want to meet eminem badly though.and also linkin park n westlife n blue.
@sharone74 (4839)
• United States
3 Jan 07
Thank you for your response.
@sharon613 (2324)
• United States
2 Jan 07
I met a couple of famous people so far.
@sharone74 (4839)
• United States
3 Jan 07
Who were they?
• United States
3 Jan 07
I met George Wallace, the one time segragationist and independent Presidential candidate. In fact, he was the last independent Presidential candidate to receive any electoral votes. I would rather have met Rosa Parks, but you run into, who you run into!
• India
3 Jan 07
i met sachin tendulkar in a match that took place in chennai then i met rajini kanth at his home after a long wait
@kfol23 (11)
• Philippines
3 Jan 07
I also met John Legend. He's such a cool guy. But I have to warn you guys: if you want a picture with him, you have to be on the left side. For the life of me, I don't know why.
@kfol23 (11)
• Philippines
3 Jan 07
Does having your picture taken with a famous person count? I met Quentin Tarantino when I went to a taping of Conan O'Brien. There was a huge mob and I couldn't get near him, let alone take a picture. As he was about to leave, I shouted, "Quentin! I came all the way from the Philippines to see you!" And he's such a sweetie and actually stopped, asked for my name (he looked sincere), took my camera and posed with me! But the most unfortunate thing happened: my card was full! I'm such a loser!
@suny1946 (275)
• China
3 Jan 07
I have ever met.
@Pmcbride (1082)
3 Jan 07
i met Marty Pellow & Tommy Cunningham (Wet,Wet,Wet) one night while i was in denmark they were recording an album and called in to the bar that i was in for a few drinks, it turned into a whole drinking session and we all got Pi**ed, what a great night, Thanks marty & tommy.
@AskAlly (3627)
• Canada
3 Jan 07
Prince Charles and Princess Diana were visiting our city in the mid 80's. I was on her side of the street. She shook my hand and asked what perfume I was wearing. It was Estee Lauder Youth Dew.....I asked her what she was wearing and she told me "Christian Dior's Diorissimo. I promptly went and bought some
@shywolf (4522)
• United States
3 Jan 07
Wow! You've met quite a few famous people. I am a bit too shy to have really met anyone like that in person. I have gotten a couple of autographs in my time, but that is about it. I loved your story about John Glenn, lol!! That is too funny. Thanks for sharing it with all of us! ^_^
• Philippines
3 Jan 07
i was able to mingle with some local artist here in the philippines, the cast of "lagot ka". they went to our home to shoot for their tv series. diet ocampo, a male celeb in philippines, is my brother's friend. i have also met a young filipino boxer, boom-boom bautista. he is sitting next to me in one of my flights back home. boom-boom is said to be the next manny pacquiao.