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Les...fortunate    Posted 11-24-2003 at 02:37:01       [Reply]  [No Email]
Don't need to get windy and provide lots of details. Just the name, please.
Who is the most famous person you have ever shaken hands with? If you haven't shaken hands with that person, it doesn't count.
For me, it is Ronald Reagan.


dave grace    Posted 11-29-2003 at 15:03:28       [Reply]  [Send Email]
rodney dangerfield and david copperfield


KS    Posted 11-26-2003 at 12:30:44       [Reply]  [No Email]
Bob Dole, back in his hometown of Russell Kansas


Sarah    Posted 11-25-2003 at 17:54:54       [Reply]  [No Email]
For me, no one famous. :(
But Les, you got to shake hands with the best President ever Ronald Reagan???
Are you serious?
How did you arrange that?
I have lots and lots of his movies, books,etc.
I would have loved to be able to shake hands with him.
When did you get to shake hands with him?
How did you manage to get SOOOOO close?
Thanks,
Sarah


Jeff in TX    Posted 11-24-2003 at 19:12:48       [Reply]  [No Email]
Deon Sanders at a little cafe in Prosper.


Gimpleg Fagan    Posted 11-24-2003 at 16:23:42       [Reply]  [No Email]
Well, the most famous person I ever met was Melvin Biggsley. Among other things, he was famous for being able to play the banjo while holding it behind his back.


Juliana    Posted 11-24-2003 at 16:00:09       [Reply]  [No Email]
The President and his wife of Costa Rica. We had them over to our house several times. Also the American and other Ambasadors.


Ron,Ar    Posted 11-24-2003 at 18:12:38       [Reply]  [No Email]
I am impressed, any of us stand a chance to meet folks from here, but foreign dignataries are very rare for most of us.


Robert    Posted 11-24-2003 at 13:17:11       [Reply]  [No Email]
I met quite a few folks that were famous, at least to me, but the one i enjoyed a whole bunch was P.O.Ackley. I was at his place a couple times, and heard a lot of stories about other writers of that time.

Anyone know who P.O.Ackley is, or what he is famous for?????????

Robert


Hogman.Yep    Posted 11-24-2003 at 17:55:57       [Reply]  [No Email]
Never got to meet the Man but had a lot of letters back and forth over the Years. A mountain of knowledge and willing to do some pretty outlandish things in the quest for knowledge.


Gimpleg Fagan    Posted 11-24-2003 at 16:16:34       [Reply]  [No Email]
Yup, I've heard of him. Knowed a little something about guns, if I recall correctly.


Jim(MO)    Posted 11-24-2003 at 12:03:00       [Reply]  [No Email]
Kathyrn Hepburn, about 1976 or 77. She was in a play "A Matter Of Gravity" that was at the theatre I was managing at the time. Might not actually count. She was exploring the theatre and was having some difficulty climbing out of the orchestra pit. I offered her a hand but she pushed it away and said she could do it herself. After a little more trying she accepted my help and sort of shook my hand when she thanked me. Course she had palsy too.


~Lenore    Posted 11-24-2003 at 13:16:55       [Reply]  [No Email]
Sooooooo...was that an official genuine handshake,
or just the palsy?
Sorry, I just could not resist!


Jim(MO)    Posted 11-24-2003 at 14:12:01       [Reply]  [No Email]
That's what I've alway wondered about.


Rickstir    Posted 11-24-2003 at 11:15:38       [Reply]  [No Email]
Casey Stengel, manager of the Yankees and Mets.
Chubby Checker
Mel Torme (the velvet fog)


Battleborn    Posted 11-24-2003 at 09:32:04       [Reply]  [No Email]
Tie..John Denver and Willie Nelson. Paul.


Larry806    Posted 11-24-2003 at 09:27:56       [Reply]  [No Email]
Tom T. Hall & Lester Flait(sp)The only way it could have been better is if Earl had been there


Redneck    Posted 11-24-2003 at 17:00:25       [Reply]  [No Email]
Lester Flatt,Bill Monroe,Jim and Jessie,Charlie Louvin.Got to play music with Charlie and his tenor singer after they ate supper with us.


~Lenore    Posted 11-24-2003 at 07:21:29       [Reply]  [No Email]
Freddie Fender at the airport in Houston and Jerry Lee Lewis after a concert.
They were both very nice.


~Lenore..... almost forgo    Posted 11-24-2003 at 07:32:50       [Reply]  [No Email]
Bobby Vinton stopped and helped me when my VW bug broke down here in Texas.
He and the guy traveling with him tried to get it running.
The fuel pump had gone out, so instead they gave me a lift to my SIL's house.
He was very nice and a good guy, this was a sweltering hot Summer day.
He was headed to Houston for a show and definitely did not need to stop and give me over an hour of his time,.


Willy-N    Posted 11-24-2003 at 06:42:43       [Reply]  [No Email]
Walt Disney after he steped on my toe when I was visiting Disney Land as a kid many years ago. Mark H.


Red Dave    Posted 11-24-2003 at 05:41:28       [Reply]  [No Email]
George W. Bush, when he came to where I work in May 2001.


Steve from Tn    Posted 11-24-2003 at 05:18:12       [Reply]  [No Email]
Jay Silverheels........Tonto


Ludwig    Posted 11-24-2003 at 05:10:06       [Reply]  [No Email]
Arlo Guthrie. Went to one of his shows up in VT and just hung around afterward to see if he'd come out. Got his autograph on the program too.


Ron,Ar    Posted 11-24-2003 at 05:04:32       [Reply]  [No Email]
George Jones,when he lived in Colmisnel Tx, I lived at Jasper and worked at Ford tractor dealership. He owned a dexta. We made housecalls to his place.


Newgen    Posted 11-24-2003 at 04:14:01       [Reply]  [No Email]
Leroy Van Dyke {The singing auctioneer}


bulldinkie    Posted 11-24-2003 at 05:00:24       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Dont get windy????geeze Only one I met was Trace Adkins Country singer...I dont get out much..


Redneck    Posted 11-24-2003 at 17:03:45       [Reply]  [No Email]
He is a big ol' skinner ain't he.


Les...Oooo    Posted 11-24-2003 at 04:21:32       [Reply]  [No Email]
I'm jealous!


Mudcat49    Posted 11-24-2003 at 04:13:11       [Reply]  [No Email]
Got rip roaring drunk with Billy Cater one afternoon!!
Country singer/writer, Mel Tillis is from my home town and I have known him for years.


phyllis    Posted 11-24-2003 at 03:54:49       [Reply]  [No Email]
Bo Gritz when he was in Dallas, and J.D. Sumner of the Stamps, when they were in Greenville.


Indydirtfarmer    Posted 11-24-2003 at 03:38:11       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Kind of a tie.......Bobby Kennedy, or Mohamed Ali.John


Randy    Posted 11-24-2003 at 03:35:39       [Reply]  [No Email]
When I was 18 I met a vice president of CBS records. Went to all the rock concerts and hung out with the rock people back stage and at my friends house. Also had dinner with Jacquiline Bisset at his house. Those were the days. One for you older folks was Teresa Brewer, think that was her name.


KellyGa    Posted 11-24-2003 at 03:27:26       [Reply]  [No Email]
Prince, as in Purple Rain. He was signing autographs. He was my favorite for years, and I finally got to meet him.


Charles(Mo)    Posted 11-24-2003 at 03:58:19       [Reply]  [No Email]
Kelly, that is sad. (grin)


KellyGa    Posted 11-24-2003 at 04:03:26       [Reply]  [No Email]
Hey, that was when I was a teenager, you know teenagers have no brain. :)


Charles(Mo)    Posted 11-24-2003 at 04:08:03       [Reply]  [No Email]
That's true. Well at least you got to meet someone famouse. I can't say that. Just a couple of local tv news reporters.

Charles


Hunter n NOLa    Posted 11-24-2003 at 02:57:25       [Reply]  [No Email]
Madam Chaing Kai Chek


Les    Posted 11-24-2003 at 04:22:44       [Reply]  [No Email]
Oooh. I'm impressed. She just recently died.


Donna from Mo    Posted 11-24-2003 at 02:44:30       [Reply]  [No Email]
Not a one. I don't get out much.


sdg    Posted 11-24-2003 at 03:47:41       [Reply]  [No Email]
I've met alot of people. Ron Peralman (beast on Beautyt and the Beast) Anthony Stark, Well Sadly I can't remember the other guys names, They were the guys who filmed the new Magnifacent seven. Freddie Fender, Kitty Wells, Jack Palence, Steven Baldwin, Lou Dimaond Phillips,Aaron Tippen. More but I can't remember this early in the am.


Dog's Friend    Posted 11-24-2003 at 08:03:00       [Reply]  [No Email]
I've met a few. In my ill spent youth I was a roadie for one of Alice Cooper's tours (Billion Dollar Babies 1973) that kinda pegs my age. I hung out with the band before and during the show. Met Frank Zappa(a real brilliant musician) Mark Volman and Howard Kalan (sp?) who were the Turtles. Had dinner with Clayton Moore (Lone Ranger) during his retirement in Golden Valley, MN. Shook hands with Sonny Bono when he was a congressman. Shared a plane ride with Leinie Rifenstahl (sp?) Hitler's favorite movie director. I just realized, most of those folks are dead.


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