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Old 04-13-2014, 11:27 PM
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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.
What a shame about Red Foxx, I always sign, it's not a big deal.
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Old 04-13-2014, 11:56 PM
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Steve Ferguson, Terry Adams, Frank Gadler, Tom Staley, and Jody St. Nicholas
Okay, I know Ferguson, Adams, Gadler and Staley were in NRBQ but who is/was St. Nicholas?
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Okay, I know Ferguson, Adams, Gadler and Staley were in NRBQ but who is/was St. Nicholas?
Very good Dee. You're the only one that recognized them.
Jody St Nicholas was the stage name Joey Spampinato (bass guitar) used in early years of NRBQ
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Fun question. Frank Sinatra on several occasions (I dated his son for a while) Sammy Davis Jr, Joey Bishop. Joe Mantegna (went to school with him and homecoming) Dennis Farina (my girlfriends cousin --he really was a Chicago Detective) Paul Anka. Literally ran into Louis Jordan in a coffee shop and actually sat down and talked to him. Loved to hear him say my name, Linda, with that great French accent. Barry Manilow and Sting (my husband's cousin is their lawyer in NY.) Robert Redford, when he was filming Ordinary People in Chicago, (again literally walked right into him in McDonald's of all places! and he bought me a burger!) I couldn't speak! I worked in advertising, so I cast quite a few names through that, Sally Kellerman, Susan Anton, Joey Heatherton. Shaque O'Neal in Vegas playing craps. He could literally reach across the table. Ben Affleck in Vegas playing Blackjack. Of course my dream is to meet George Clooney, but is hasn't happened! :
I wonder if Chelsea ever got to meet George Clooney or will ever get to meet him????

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I got an e-mail from someone saying he was George Clooney back around 2003-2004 when I was writing a Lifetime Channel PA. Who knows with e-mails though? She claimed to be a Lifetime Channel PA. "George Clooney" said he was dating her. The e-mails looked genuine. To the point and very cautious. He wanted to know about my struggles with getting practical materials for victims of crimes into various types of libraries.
I never did figure out if this was George Clooney that e-mailed me in 2003-2004 or it was the daydreams of the Lifetime Channel PA who said he was dating her. This was while I was posting a lot of stuff on Findlaw's message boards about respect for the needs of survivors of crimes for practical kinds of information accessible through libraries.

I had picked up a particularly clever and obsessed with me troll who made a post to every one of mine-- or almost every one of mine-- while I was on Findlaw's message boards. This man made it almost impossible for me to be taken seriously by anyone. He did this from roughly 2002 through 2006. His reason for this when he bragged about my never being able to figure out who he was, outrageoulsy was that I had not used my law librarianship skills to find just the right case he needed for his pro se legal defense in a white collar criminal matter he had in Chesterfield County, Virginia. All the time I was chasing around Pinellas and Hillsborough County law and university libraries looking for materials to help this guy out, he was stabbing me in the back with extremely nasty personal attacks.

I am so thankful to TOTV for allowing me to post since August 2007 or so about my survivors' right to information activities and experiences I have had since the end of February 1976.
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I encountered Jimmy stewart and his wife in front of the California Actors Guild. I was standing on the sidewalk by myself, out front of the Guild, in the hopes of collecting money for a charity. I thought, "this is hopeless, all the stars are parking their cars on the side of the building and then using the rear entrance." The charity had dropped me off there with the idea that it would be a prime spot.

Suddenly, in the dark nighttime distance, I saw two people coming toward me - up the sidewalk, husband and wife. I wondered who it might be that would risk walking by a solitary young man trying to collect money. And when I realized it was Jimmy Stewart, I was like a deer caught in the headlights. I was speechless.

I think what threw me off is that he was faking an injury and she was holding on to his right arm as if she was helping him to walk. So of course I wouldn't be bothering them for money. I think that was the plan.
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I encountered Jimmy stewart and his wife in front of the California Actors Guild. I was standing on the sidewalk by myself, out front of the Guild, in the hopes of collecting money for a charity. I thought, "this is hopeless, all the stars are parking their cars on the side of the building and then using the rear entrance." The charity had dropped me off there with the idea that it would be a prime spot.

Suddenly, in the dark nighttime distance, I saw two people coming toward me - up the sidewalk, husband and wife. I wondered who it might be that would risk walking by a solitary young man trying to collect money. And when I realized it was Jimmy Stewart, I was like a deer caught in the headlights. I was speechless.

I think what threw me off is that he was faking an injury and she was holding on to his right arm as if she was helping him to walk. So of course I wouldn't be bothering them for money. I think that was the plan.
That's funny.

We lived in Rohnert Park from around August 1986 through June 1996 and just across the fairway of the golf course we lived bordering was the Red Lion Inn. http://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowUserR..._Californ.html

Movie crews would often park their trailers within sight of our back door whenever they were filming movies in this region of California.

On one of these trips, Sylvester Stallone was making Stop or My Mom Will Shoot. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0105477/...?ref_=tt_dt_dt He was afraid of paparazzi staking out the Red Lion Inn, so he came to the hotel dressed as a nun! I did not actual see this happen nor meet Mr. Stallone, but did hear the tale from various Red Lion Inn visitors.

I would often walk my bear like appearing cocker spaniel around the trailers hoping to get a look at one of the stars and wonder who was in such-and-such a trailer.

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