Did you go to school or work with someone famous?

Hall & Oates - singers
@Bee1955 (3884)
United States
March 10, 2007 2:53pm CST
Not just seen them on the street, but actually "knew them when"? I grew up in the Philadelphia neighborhood where Darryl Hall and John Oates - the now infamous pop singers - used to live and hang out. In fact, I dated Darryl's younger brother John. Darryl was a practical joker and always used to pull my ponytails when I had my hair up in the hot inner city summer. I was 15 and thought he was a creep! This was 4 years before their first hit, "She's Gone" was charted.
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@Kchele (77)
• United States
11 Mar 07
My best friend's husband went to school with Sarah Jessica Parker. She grew up in a town about 20 minutes from me. Its really not a big deal though. I don't know if any of her family still lives around here or not. Some people are like "Wow! That is so cool that you have been to her hometown!" Honestly, if you was to go to Nelsonville, OH I doubt any of you would be too impressed lol. They have a pretty awesome college and really nice store that sells boots and stuff, but its nothing extravagant...OH and they have an amazing restraunt called The Coffee Cup...but its just another town I pass through once in a while. Just because someone is famous doesn't make it all a big deal, they are regular, normal people like me and you...they just get bothered more when walking down the street.
• Indonesia
11 Mar 07
Hmmmm, well I didn't go to any school with someone famous, but I did do some translation service for a local Indonesian artist tho. Yup no biggie. :D
@villageanne (8553)
• United States
11 Mar 07
That is so cool. No I did not go to school with anyone famous but to me fame is not that important. I would not trade the friendships that I had with the people that I did go to school with for all the fame in the world.
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11 Mar 07
Yes; I went to school with a small time footballer who was my friend. Small time now but he once was with a major english club and I wish I took the chances I had, although my knees a concern so. other than that no. although one of my teachers was a millionaire, well he made his riches from the loss of his father + build a a computer company which specialises in fixing comps. No one way famous tho. ~Joey
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• United States
10 Mar 07
I went to school with a girl that went on to act in a B rated movie. I don't think it ever became really popular, but you probably could find info on it if I could remember the movie name!
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@inked4life (4225)
• United States
10 Mar 07
Paul Lambert (#10) in action for Scotland for whom - Paul Lambert (#10) in action for Scotland for whom he was captain
He may not be recognizable to most here but I went to school and played on the school soccer team with Paul Lambert who went on to have a very successful career with Borussia Dortmund, Celtic and Scotland.
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@Judy03 (13)
• United States
10 Mar 07
Actually, I do know someone famous. I was born in Kentucky and I lived in the same town as George Clooney until I was 8 years old. He used to play tennis with one of my sisters. He is a really nice guy and he's funny too.
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@bkfuels (1605)
• Canada
10 Mar 07
That is so cool, I have never even been close to some one famous unless I have seen them on stage. Some times I see local news casters. But big deal!!!!
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10 Mar 07
Not exactly gone to school or work with someone, but I live only a few streets away from where Ozzy Osborne used to live in Birmingham.
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@Aeval39 (774)
• United States
11 Mar 07
That's cool! I know the person who does the voice for Ash in the new Pokemon series. She's done gigs with KISS, and I think Barbara Streisand. That's pretty cool in my opinion. I'm also currently attending New York University, and I know a whole bunch of famous people went there though I can't think of any right now. The Olsen sisters go there (do they still?) and one of my friends had a class with one of them. We were also visited by Hanson (who no one remembers! I used to obsess over them). Honestly though it makes no difference to me who someone is, or how famous they are. It IS kind of cool to think that those nerds we knew in school are now famous people.
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@Bee1955 (3884)
• United States
12 Mar 07
LOL! I remember Hanson. I lived in SE Kansas at the time and did a lot of shopping in Tuksa, OK, where they lived near. They would come into the Washington Mall most weekends and play. Of course this was a year before the "Bop" song that got them famous. I have an autograph pucture somewhere of the boys, if I find it, I'll let you know.
• United States
18 Mar 07
LOL, no but I went to a very small country setting grade school in the heart of Illinois. Years before I was even born, one of the members of REO Speedwagon (The drummer, I think.) attended my little school! I think that is pretty cool :)
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@Idlewild (6092)
• United States
11 Mar 07
Cool, you knew the foremost proponents of Philly's 'blue-eyed soul.' They were good, back in the day. A guy at my high school ended up playing in the NBA for the Chicago Bulls, back in the pre-Jordan days. He was 6 foot 11 as a sophomore in h.s. A fellow who I worked with at my college newspaper is now a senior editor for Premiere, a movie magazine. Maybe the most successful one I knew was a guy in high school, David Remnick, who has been editor of The New Yorker Magazine for years and is the author of several books.
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@mdbpineda (219)
• Philippines
11 Mar 07
i never work or school with someone famouse anyway i enjoy this thread. cheers!
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@earthsong (589)
• United States
11 Mar 07
My hubby went to school with Mohammed Ali's daughter, can't remember her name right now... I've never personally known anyone famous though.
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• United States
11 Mar 07
That's very funny. I went to the same high school as John Oates....North Penn. They did a concert at our school when I was in 10th grade. My neighbor's sister dated him, too.....
@Modestah (11188)
• United States
11 Mar 07
I went to school with and graduated with a well known baseball player. As far as I know none of the others have become famous, but at least a couple are well renowned in their field. my cousin used to deliver pizza to Mickey Rooney and has seen Michael J Fox shopping at the grocery.
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11 Mar 07
I went to school with Regina King, 4th grade. Then she left that school. I did not see her again until summer school in 10th grade by then she was on 227.
@ram_cv (16515)
• India
11 Mar 07
Hmm... I did grow with a very famous personality and that is "ME" :) Jokes apart as it has been hardly 6 years since we all passed through, I think it will take more time for some of us to get really famous to feel proud of just yet. I do think a lot of them are potential greats and wish them all the luck in the world. Cheers! Ram
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@Carrie26 (1587)
• United States
11 Mar 07
I have not went to school or worked for or with someone famous.Although Don Knotts that played Barney Fife on The Andy Griffith show lived in Morgantown,WV.And that is where I used to live Me and my husband and kids now live about a hour away from Morgantown in Kingwood.Don Knotts had a street named after him Named Don Knotts BLVD.I think Mary Lou Retton also lived in West Virgina.
• United States
11 Mar 07
I went to high school with Jaycie Phelps and was actually in one of her classes with her. For those of you that don't know, Jaycie Phelps was a gymnast with the 1996 US Olympic Team that won gold. Heck, they even named the main entrance a street after her. Besides her I don't know anyone famous. I went to a college where tons of famous people graduated from, but nobody while I was there (well, they aren't famous yet)
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• Singapore
11 Mar 07
i was never interested in whether a person was famous or not... i simply don't care...