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Old 05-27-2012, 09:43 PM
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Jacques Cousteau, Sgt. Alvin York.
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I met Ronald Reagan at a Ft. Wayne Zollner Piston pro basketball game. I was about thirteen at the time. I think he was working for G.E. Also, met a lot of old time pro basketball players.
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My husband (while serving in the military) met Hillary Clinton at Ground Zero.
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My husband (while serving in the military) met Hillary Clinton at Ground Zero.
That would have been an interesting place to meet her.
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I accidently ran down President George Bush (the father) and James Baker, the Secretary of State. Mr. Baker had an office at the law firm where I worked in Houston and he and the President were walking down a hall as I went running around the corner and collided with Mr. Baker caujsing him to crash into the President. I helped them up, apologized profusely, said I was happy to meet them and that my name was Joanne. My name is actually Judy.
Why would you lie about your first name?
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I met Betty Lynn[Thelma Lou on Andy Griffith show] at LAX while she was waiting for a wheelchair escort.Also Dr Ferdie Pacheco[Ali's ringside doctor at Mirage Hotel in LV Nev.]At Hollywood Celebrity and Autograph show met Jonathan Winters,Ruth Buzzi,Robert Morse,Corey Feldman,Lou Ferrigno,and Hugh O'Brien.At airport in Pittsburgh met Paul Hornung,Michael Warren,Mark Malone and John Leguizamo.At dog show in NYC met Robert Vaughn,Joe Garagiola,and Vanessa Del Rio walking along Eighth Avenue.Met the Three Stooges at Forbes Field in Pittsburgh and John Madden at a Holiday Inn.Met Franco Harris and Lynn Swann along with Willie Lanier in Canton Ohio.Met wrestlers George the Animal Steele and Baron Von Raschke at Plaza Hotel in Vegas.Met Michelle Phillips and Denny Doherty of Mamas and Papas in Sharon,Pa along with Michael Jackson's father Joe[eating a chili dog].Met Leslie Nielson at Mountaineer Casino in WVA.
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Carmen Basilio, Roy Orbison, Fats Domino

As a kid I was in Syracuse on their version of American Bandstand and rushing into a restaurant slipped on the snow soak entrance right into Basilio's table. He ask me to sit down to be sure I was OK and we had a nice conversation.

Roy Orbison, Fats Domino and others,,,my friend managed a night spot in Virginia Beach and I got to hang out with the entertainers. Roy Orbison was a real nice guy and had one of the most powerful voices I have had the pleasure of hearing. I don't know how Fats Domino played piano without getting tired because he had the largest sparkling rings I ever saw on a number of fingers
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My most memorable celebrity is Eddie Feigner of "The King and His Court". He plus three other fast pitch softball players traveled all around the world playing all stars from industrial leagues and military bases. They always used four players to compete against a full 9-player team.

I was stationed in West Virginia while in the Navy in 1974 and our all star team played Eddie, his son and two other members of the "King and His Court" in Harrisonburg, VA. Although sick with food poisoning from a meal the night before, the four of them beat us 4-2. What made it memorable for me is that I got the hit that scored our two runs. I won't talk about him striking me out blindfolded from second base during another at bat.

Big supporters of the military and first responders, they were like the Harlem Globetrotters of softball. Just a thought - I bet some of the girl college players could put together a "Queen and Her Court" team that would be just as good as the King and His Court.
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Kevin Costner was my neighbor when I lived in Villa Park, CA.
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While I have "met" a few "famous" people, like Ricky Nelson, Sean Hannity and Clark Howard; the most famous and important people I personally have met are those whose names are inscribed on the Vietnam Wall in Washington DC. Of course, I don't know all of those whose names are there, but I served with a few that are there.
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cuzg8tor, I saw The King and His Court several times. They played the Ft. Wayne Zollner Piston fastball team. The Pistons seldom lost, but I don't think I ever saw them beat The King and His Court. They were great fun to watch.
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Having lived outside Nashville, TN for a long time, I've been able to talk with folks such as the Judds, Emmylou Harris, all the Mandrell sisters, Stella Parton, Ray Stevens and a bunch more.

Most folks in Nashville in the entertainment industry were just plain folk.
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Having lived outside Nashville, TN for a long time, I've been able to talk with folks such as the Judds, Emmylou Harris, all the Mandrell sisters, Stella Parton, Ray Stevens and a bunch more.

Most folks in Nashville in the entertainment industry were just plain folk.
That's nice to hear.

I grew up in Reno, NV and managed to get pretty close physically to some people that were in various shows at the casinos. BB King for instance did a show in a room not much bigger than the living room of one of the more expensive houses in the Villages.

I took some French classes at the University of Nevada, Reno which were also a magnet for some of the female show dancers from various casinos.

Had one of the weathermen from the local news channels in Reno, Nevada in some of my history classes at UNR.
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As a freshman in college, I had the opportunity to go to the White House to greet President Carter on his return from a trip. We waited in line to see him and wish him happy birthday. As he passed by, a friend of mine told him that it was my birthday, too. He stop and gave me a kiss on the cheek and wished me happy birthday. It was a real thrill and a great memory of my 18th birthday.
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As a freshman in college, I had the opportunity to go to the White House to greet President Carter on his return from a trip. We waited in line to see him and wish him happy birthday. As he passed by, a friend of mine told him that it was my birthday, too. He stop and gave me a kiss on the cheek and wished me happy birthday. It was a real thrill and a great memory of my 18th birthday.
What a cool memory for your birthday.
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