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Old 10-09-2013, 11:21 AM
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Man Id be here alllll day naming lol. My dad was a basketball coach so we traveled and met lots of people.

Bob Knight.
Jerry West.
Pat Summit.

lotssss others.
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Bruce Willis, Tom Bergeron, Cary Grant, Perry Como, Billy Graham, Kitty Dukakis,Sally Quinn, Paul Mitchell, and alot of others at Studio 54 in NYC

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Steve Ferguson, Terry Adams, Frank Gadler, Tom Staley, and Jody St. Nicholas
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Steve Ferguson, Terry Adams, Frank Gadler, Tom Staley, and Jody St. Nicholas
Geeze, I must be old. Who ARE these people?
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Geeze, I must be old. Who ARE these people?
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Opera singers Jerome Hines and Robert Merrill. Lucia Albanese, Maria Callas. Shared the stage with Phyllis Diller in Santa Barbara. Also, Carol Burnett. Nice memories etched in the brain.
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Wow, lots of famous people here. I'll add Dinner with T.D. Jakes, Daryl Strawberry. Jim Calhoun, Gino Auriema UCONN fundraiser. Frank Capra Jr., & John Travolta, film business meetings.
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Many years ago, I met Joyce Van Patten at a wedding. Her son was marrying my cousin. I had never heard of her, but my mother and aunt were star-struck. I politely talked with her for awhile, resisting the temptation to say that I never her of her. I know people like that are very sensitive to such things. She was nothing to write home about, kind of above it all.
Another time on a airplane, I found myself sitting next to pro wrestler Iron Mike Sharpe, whom I had heard of. Back then then I was somewhat into pro wrestling and we had a great time for 5 hours on a flight from L.A. to N.Y. talking about wrestlers past and present. He even bought me a drink (he didn't drink himself). He was a real nice guy despite being a "bad guy" wrestler. One of my most enjoyable flights ever. Good thing the plane was a 757. He took up a lot of room.
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Not thrilling for many, but for me it was.

I personally met both Dr.Jonas Salk and Francis Crick. (The Double Helix?)
Maybe not thrilling, but Jonas Salk was one of my all-time heroes. Didn't care for all those shots I got because of him, though. I was one of the original control group. I didn't get the real thing until I'd had about a dozen of the fakes.
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Maybe not thrilling, but Jonas Salk was one of my all-time heroes. Didn't care for all those shots I got because of him, though. I was one of the original control group. I didn't get the real thing until I'd had about a dozen of the fakes.
That's quite interesting.
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Mel Torme -- "The Velvet Fog."

I always adored his sense of timing and his range.

When I was living in Puerto Rico he was appearing at the (then) Americana in Isla Verde. I saw him outside the theatre, ran up to him, hugged him and gave him a kiss (on his cheek). He kidded me about my husband being jealous!

What a loss he is.
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While out in Las Vegas in the 70's they were filming the hit show Vegas in a casino parking lot. I was a huge fan of Robert Urich who played Dan Tanna. After the filming I asked for his autograph and he signed a dollar bill. I also asked for a hug and a kiss. Way back then I was young and cute and he said yes.

On another trip to Vegas I walked out of Caesars Palace waiting for the limo and Red Foxx was standing next to me. I struck up a conversation and asked for his autograph. He was very rude and cursed me out. I never forgot it and did not watch anymore of his shows. To this day I will not watch Sanford & Son.

On a trip to New York we had dinner near Broadway and Aretha Franklin was sitting at the table next to us. She was very nice and was talking with everyone. Before we knew it she got up and started signing her signature song Respect. It was a great evening.
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While out in Las Vegas in the 70's they were filming the hit show Vegas in a casino parking lot. I was a huge fan of Robert Urich who played Dan Tanna. After the filming I asked for his autograph and he signed a dollar bill. I also asked for a hug and a kiss. Way back then I was young and cute and he said yes.

On another trip to Vegas I walked out of Caesars Palace waiting for the limo and Red Foxx was standing next to me. I struck up a conversation and asked for his autograph. He was very rude and cursed me out. I never forgot it and did not watch anymore of his shows. To this day I will not watch Sanford & Son.

On a trip to New York we had dinner near Broadway and Aretha Franklin was sitting at the table next to us. She was very nice and was talking with everyone. Before we knew it she got up and started signing her signature song Respect. It was a great evening.
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Old 04-11-2014, 10:57 AM
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In the early 70's I used to work at The Branding Iron restaurant in Boston, The Boston Bruins used to come in there after their games because Bobby Orr was a partner in the restaurant. After work I would go out drinking with some of them, it was a really fun time.

In my job with the State Dept. I have met many politicians, including the Clintons, Colin Powell, Laura Bush and many others.
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