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Old 09-21-2012, 09:09 PM   #11
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Let's see, there's; Danny Glover, Henry Winkler, Ted Nugent, Vern Troyer, Johnny Benson Jr, Adam Savage and Jamie Hinamen. Sorry about some of the spelling

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Old 09-21-2012, 09:26 PM   #12
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At the airport in Austin Texas got to shake hands with Bill Clinton. While in College Station, Texas got to meet George Bush senior. As a kid got to meet Nolan Ryan.

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Old 09-21-2012, 11:11 PM   #13
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Robin Williams and Mario Andretti. Robin is very hairy for real and Mario is a tiny, tiny man. Didn't bother Mario, his car wouldn't start after a tire change and he was furious!!
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Old 09-21-2012, 11:12 PM   #14
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Lou Gosset Jr (think top gun) on my wedding day. My husband met will Ferrell in the bathroom at LAX.
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Old 09-22-2012, 06:04 AM   #15
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Having been in the radio business for 28 years...I've met plenty of the rich and famous. As manager of the Texas Rangers Radio Network for almost 10 years...I really met some great baseball players with Nolan Ryan at the top of the list. For years I had Nolan's home and work (he owned a bank in Alvin, TX) numbers and had to work with him frequently on projects. Great nice as they come. Lots of other Texas Rangers players and a few opposing team players.

And, we also had a news/talk and country station with guests coming by frequently from the likes of Loretta Lynn to The Judds (mama is really nice - Wynona...not so much) to Willie Nelson and Johnny Cash and Kris Kristofferson and Waylon Jennings to politicians and movie stars.

The two biggest "pains" to deal with...Tanya Tucker and LeAnn Rimes. I'm firmly convinced that the younger they achieve stardom, the less I'm going to like them.

Now - my favorite story. Back in 1988 they were filming a movie at Billy Bob's Texas and our country radio station helped bring in "crowds" for the filming. I got to meet all the stars of that movie (Willie Nelson, Lesley Ann Warren, Peter Coyote, Swoosie Kurtz) along with a young actress who seemed scared to death and out of place.

We visited frequently over the 3 days of filming and later I got an autographed copy of the script for helping out. wasn't until I was re-watching that '88 movie probably in 2000 or later that I realized who that starlet was that spent so much time chatting with me...Julia Roberts.

The vast majority of all the celebrities that I've met have been really good people. A few...I've never had any desire to deal with again.

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Old 09-22-2012, 06:39 AM   #16
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Hey, I'm from Louisiana.....everyone here (except me) has their own tv show nowadays. The Duck Commander people are less than a half mile away from the shop and we service several of their tires so we see them all the time. LOL

I can remember as a young teenager visiting Opryland, and this was when they had performers in the park itself. I got to meet Ray Stevens and Barbara Mandrell (still have a pic she took with me somewhere).

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Old 09-22-2012, 07:42 AM   #17
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31 years of commercial flying with Continental Airline - 10 years of that out of L.A.

Bob Six, CEO of Continental for 45 years, was married to Audrey Meadows (!) - a 1st class Hollywood bee-ach - they would do obnoxious/low class things like throw dinner rolls at the Flight Attendants if they weren't fresh or dump ice cream on the 1st class carpet if not frozen hard enough - a real class act, those two (not) - they would sit in seats A & B, row 6 (Audrey & Bob Six - cute, huh ?)

countless celebs over the years - from

sports figures (and sports team charters) :

-Ilie nasty Nastase - a true jerk - showed up for a flight out of LA after a tournament, in his warm-up suit, without showering
-the Minnesoto Vikings returning to Minneapolis after a game, trashed the airplane by urinating and deficating all over the cabin interior, tearing off restroom doors, ripping seats and breaking seatbacks - so trashed that the normal cabin cleaning crew wouldn't enter the airplane
houston rockets : leaving LA had the aircraft catered with really good "Soul Food" - Pork Chops in a Raisin Gravy and Sweet Tater Pie (all sports team charters have really good catering)

hollywood types : Bob Denver (Gilligan) is remembered by me as a really nice fellow

astro-nots : frank borman, an obnoxious, pathetic little man

ex-Presidents : Geo HW Bush, a nice enough fellow

tv : my Wife, an active Flight Attendant, says that ann curry (recently fired NBC "Today" anchor) is a totally obnoxious ....., er, poor excuse for a human being

could go on but too many to list

when I 1st signed on with the Airline I started collecting autographs but soon discovered that my family didn't want them and I didn't, so meeting celebs became nothing more than a casual comment over a family dinner

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Old 09-22-2012, 09:31 AM   #18
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1. The late Queen Mum -was inspected by her as part of a military honour guard in the early eighties.

2. The late Princess Diana -was part (a very peripheral part) of her security detail when she came to Canada in the early nineties.

I didn't get the chance to speak to either lady though.
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Old 09-25-2012, 12:56 PM   #19
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My wife works with David Surkamp, who/is was lead singer of the 70's rock band Pavlov's Dog.

Apparently they were on the verge of being a huge thing back in the day, and they are still pretty popular in Europe and Japan. It kinda freaks me out when a fan recognizes him and gets all worked up. To me, he is just David, a nice, if slightly loopy guy.

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Old 09-25-2012, 01:20 PM   #20
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I was Lance Armstrong's driver for the Indy 500 for the two days he was in Indiana. I've met Penn and Teller, Adam West, David Hasslehoff (got to sit in Kitt when the car was touring in the shows) The woman that played the wife in the movie "Ray" and was also in the movie "Legally blonde" (she asked if i want an autograph but her friends were so misbehaved i declined). A band called staind their bus drivers were very cool and had great stories. A few others but i had to sign agreements with those so i cant say.

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