Wednesday, 12 April 2017

" Get away from her .....YOU BITCH!"


I'm sat in the vets.....it's going to be a long wait as there are two labs, an old spaniel with a bad heart,
and an RTA before us.
So I'm playing on the old ipad.
It stops people chatting to me, I hate small talk at the vets

A few years ago I found myself walking around the corner of Bloomingdales New York and I  bumped right into a tall, chic looking woman wearing a tartan coat.
She said " Pardon" and floated on.
I squeaked like a girl.
The woman was Sigourney Weaver! 

We are going to New York in the Autumn ( instead of Australia) 
I wonder which famous bod I shall spy there.....
We have not been for a few years and I'm already excited

Who is the most famous celebrity that you have met, albeit briefly!??
I'd be interested to know 

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  1. About 20yrs ago I quite literally ran into one of the Dallas Cowboys linebackers in the grocery store. I hit the floor & he very gently picked me up & apologized. I was just glad he wasn't running when he hit me. LOL

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  2. As a little kid I was visiting New York With my parents and we were walking near the United Nations Building. An old lady dropped her umbrella so I handed it to her. My Mom said it was Elanor Roosevelt ( I admit I had no idea who she was!)

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  3. Elvis ! I chanced to meet him
    head on in a hallway in Las Vegas.
    He took a pink silk scarf from
    round his neck and handed it to me.
    Neither of us spoke. (I was unable)
    He smiled.
    Kept walking, closely followed by
    his body guard.

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    1. Janet! Thats a cracker....have you still got it?

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    2. Yes I do. It still has his DNA !

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  4. I have never met anyone in the least bit famous - what a boring life I have led. William Hague was our MP for years and I have met him lots of times, does that count?

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    1. Yes..it counts .. Ive always liked him , he was a cracking foreign sec

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  5. The last person was Celine Dion, I was near an entrance way and was totally surprised that she used it to get to the stage, she grabbed my hand for a second saying hello to everyone around. I also used to see Alanis Morissette a lot but she wasn't famous yet so not sure if that counts.

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    1. You have touched gay royalty!

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  6. Peter Sallis from Last Of The Summer Wine. We were on one of many holidays we have had in Yorkshire, one day we were visiting Holmfirth and there he was walking down the street. We said hello and he stopped and had quite a lengthy chat. He said he didn't mind having some photos taken with my son and younger sister. A perfect gentleman. Also met Bradley Walsh at a recording of Celebrity Chase.

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  7. Not very glamourous but we often see Roy Wood of Wizard fame in our local Tesco or B&Q......and he's every bit as gorgeous now as he was when I was a teenager.

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    1. Ha, ha, ha.... the singer of I Wish It Could Be Christmas Everyday.

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  8. The late Ronnie Corbett used to shop at our local Waitrose and he used to be accompanied by a member of staff because he couldn't reach anything on the high shelves! He was always so dapper - red corduroy trousers and a flat cap.

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    1. This made me laugh out loud

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  9. Sofia Loren, at Fiumicino airport in Rome. I was boarding a flight, via Frankfurt, for San Francisco. She was entering another gate. I remember her elegance.
    Greetings Maria x

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    1. Maria. Now i AM impressed xxxx

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  10. At a packed restaurant in Manhattan many years ago, I sat at a table next to to Angie Dickinson and Burt Bacharach, so close that I couldn't help overhearing their private conversation. A personal friend and neighbor was John Howard Griffin who wrote Black Like Me. I have one degree of separation from both Lyndon Johnson (his cousin was my maths teacher) and Elvis Presley (one of his original backup singers in the Jordannaires was a close friend of mine in later years). All those things and a couple of dollars will get you a cup of coffee.

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    1. What restaurant? Is it still there?

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    2. It was called Mandarin East and I believe it was on 57th Street. The year was 1967 as I recall. Unfortunately, it is no longer in business.

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  11. Victoria Wood occasionally came into a health food store where I worked. I served her once. X

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  12. I saw Judge Judy going into an apartment block by Central park in New York....

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  13. Hubby and I were flying back to Nova Scotia from Ontario and we met Joe Flaherty outside the airport. Gracious and kind, he posed for a couple photos with me and then ended up being on our flight.
    Robin

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  14. Engelbert Humperdink, Billy Fury, and a few others. Showing my age and the fact I was for a short time cloakroom attendant at a Variety Club and often got took off to the nightclub the 'stars' went to after the show. I also dated Wee Willie Harris's drummer for a while, but cannot remember his name ! Nor was he famous.

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  15. Forget the "bitch", John. You are going to the dogs.

    You "squeaked like a GIRL"? Wait till you graduate and learn how to squeak like a MAN. Then we'll be talking. Enter Albert.

    The most celebrated celebrity I have met? Sweetheart John, so many. Some of which I shared ... with. Unlike Cro and Tom I am not a name dropper. Neither do I wish Rachel to faint. It is her birthday today.

    U

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    1. I stand by my words
      I squeaked like a girl!

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  16. Remember Spanky from The Little Rascals? When he was an old man he lived next door to my grandparents for awhile. I was very young but I remember him because his wife gave me a kitten.

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  17. I once had lunch with Ken Livingstone. I was in a pressure group to reduce London Transport fares, and the Chair and I met Ken to discuss the GLC campaign with the same objective. He spent most of the meal complaining that now he was Mayor he was offered food everywhere he went and was putting on the pounds.

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    1. A typical polititian...changing the subject

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  18. On planes, I've sat next to Steve Young (QB/SFniners) and Bill Pullman (actor), asked them both what they did for a living.....

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    1. Slightly off subject but when I first joined my organization in Geneva I another newbie, Gill, on the first day. That was in May 1980. At the Christmas party a very pleasant, polite man asked me where I worked and then turned to Gill and asked which Division she worked in. After she had answered she asked him where he worked and he said "oh in the Director-General's office". After he left I hissed "that was the Director-General"! But as ever Mr. D was always classy (and the best of all I have known).

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    2. That should say "I met another newbie"

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  19. You'd be interested to know, I don't think so.... Chris Evans, Noel Edmonds and (not quite so bad) Ian Hislop. Like you, only bumped into them (thank God!).

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  20. Cary Grant walking into a Dodgers Game late. He was coming around a corner and I was walking the other was. Big smile from him and I smiled back. Heart thump.
    Does working for the Real Estate company that had Betty Davis's first home in Laguna Beach on the market count ? We didn't have the listing on her second one which was lovely, understated and right by the ocean.
    I always saw Hollywood people walking around Laguna but never bother them especially when they had their children with them.
    Just a smile.

    cheers, parsnip

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    1. Cary Grant! How bloody wonderful

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  21. The best I can muster up it ESther Rantzen on Eastbourne seafront, she was asking people if they could do unusual things. I didn't tell her that I could wiggle my eyes from side to side at an alarming pace in case they asked me on to the show. LOL
    Briony
    x

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      You shouldnt have bothered xxx

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  22. My friend's husband was posted to Hong Kong many years ago and they were staying in a fancy hotel until they could get accommodation sorted. She had just had her son and was breastfeeding when Pierce Brosnan got in the lift. She said he is/was even more gorgeous than you can imagine - and she had baby vomit all down her left shoulder!

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    1. Gosh I should proof read before I post. She wasn't breastfeeding in the lift but ..... oh dear, forget it.

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    2. Your second comment made me laugh so hard, Treaders :)

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    3. Sometimes it just isn't worth getting the shovel out to try to dig yourself out is it? Anna

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    5. So true - been there. But your correction was priceless :)

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    6. Treaders you are a star

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  23. Was at school with someone who became an MP. He got jailed for fiddling expenses. Knew the ALF founder. He got sent to prison for ten years. Hmm.

    Has your divorce been shelved?

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  24. A politician and a hockey player. Duh, it's Canada. We don't have any other kinds of celebrities :)

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    1. Your prime minister is a real catch! I would love to meet him

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  25. Dave Prowse aka Darth Vader, I used to work for a company that sold Bullworkers, a sort of chest expander, he was part of their advertising campaign

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  26. Freddie from Freddie and the Dreamers. I had just watched him perform at the Millfield Theatre and afterwards he sat on the edge of the stage trying to flog his tapes out of an old shopping bag. I had to embarrassingly walk past him to get to the exit as I smiled an awkward smile.

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    1. Did he wear a bowler hat?

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    2. Not when I saw him. Are you thinking of Freddie 'parrot face' Davies?

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  27. I had tea with Fred Trueman and shared a Haunted House (Disney)with Chris de Burgh.

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    1. What was truman like? I always warmed to him on tv

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  28. The closest I ever came to meeting a real live celebrity was meeting Eddie Shack at a Pop Shop opening. (hockey player John...Canadian...Maple Leafs)
    The hubs was speechless. Eddie is a big guy...really big.....he looked waaasy down at our little girl (she was probably 3 at the time). He held out his hand (massive), she took it, and off they went to the back to get a bottle of pop for her. She never even looked back.

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    1. I have no idea what you are talking about lol x

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  29. No one famous anywhere .........so boring

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  30. I've met many wonder people, but they were only celebrities to me.

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  31. My ex-husband and I used to have a limo company. We drove Germaine and Janet Jackson, Rod Stewart, ex-President Carter and Billy Graham. Other than that, I met Goldie Hawn when I was cleaning floors in the Doral Beach Hotel in Miami.

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    1. You may be leading the celeb count lisa x

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  32. Michael Jackson whose nose was worse in real life.

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  33. Well, we didn't MEET, but I did chat to Nigel Havers after I did some typing for him once (an old school best friend of his lives down the road from me). I have to say, I did swoon a bit - he has such a lovely voice . . .

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  34. Prince Charles, but I once had tea with Peter Gabriel in the country. The rest you know about.

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    1. I would love to meet camilla .....over a double gin

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  35. My Rare One once saw Steven Tyler of Aerosmith in the Four Seasons outdoor restaurant in Maui. She said, "Look! There's Mick Jagger!" but I couldn't spot him. We figured things out about 5 years later when we were watching Oprah on TV and Steve Tyler was her guest.

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    1. Tyler and his daughter have mick jagger's lips

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  36. Oh, and how did I forget?! I met HRH Prince Charles in 1985, when I was working as a secretary for the Princes Trust Summer Camp in Dorset. The "inmates"! had been doing revetment work on Maiden Castle Hill Fort and Charles and Diana came to inspect it. She had the most amazing eyes, and he was absolutely charming and we had an interesting conversation about Mumps - which I had just had, aged 34!

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  37. Met a few famous people through my previous job, all very nice. But 'meeting' Tony Curtis at The Cheltenham Literary Festival a few years ago was very exciting. I had a sccop neck jumper on and he looked up from his book signing and said HELLO to my cleavage!
    Jean

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  38. Eric Morecombe. He was walking towards me on a path in Harpenden, early 80s. Just us. Not sure if I should speak of not. He nodded and smiled and I think I did the same. I chat to his wife nowadays if I see her in Waitrose. Nice lady.

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    1. You brought him sunshine

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  39. My wife saw Donald Trump in a casino once. She didn't say hello or anything but she was close enough to see his godawful hair.

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    1. I would have pulled it , just to make sure

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  40. When I was in NYC a few years ago after a morning of sightseeing, we returned to our hotel "The Roosevelt" and they were filming the Sacha Baron Cohen movie "The Dictator" in front of the hotel! Camels, Sacha the whole deal, and later a scene in the lobby. Pretty exciting for everyone, even in NYC.

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    1. He was shite in LES MISERABLES

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  41. Many years ago, I bumped into Lovelace Watkins in Harrods. Does that count?

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  42. Waiting in line behind Barbara Dickson in Wilkos.

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    1. What did she buy?

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    2. No idea ,I was trying to be nonchalant. My favourite cd at the time featured her and Elaine paige singing I know him so well. She lives in a market town in the lincolnshire wolds not far from me so I shouldn't have been surprised to see her.

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  43. Rory McGrath. He was doing some filming in our lab a few years back for a documentary about aerodynamics. Also met Margaret Thatcher in 1988. Not sure either are anything to brag about.

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    1. Dave.....I had to laugh sorry....just read that someone had met jfk Then your celebrity came into view lol

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  44. John Carradine and David Carradine.

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  45. JFK and Jackie . . .
    Shook their hands, interviewed them for the college newspaper.
    Before he was elected president.
    Mr Kennedy was campaigning in Wisconsin.
    My only claim . . . a treasure!
    (Loved reading everyone's comments!)

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    1. Bloody hell......now thats cool

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  46. I met Tracey Emin at White Cube.

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  47. Tom Selleck and Barack Obama.

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  48. I live in NY, maybe I'll get a glimpse of you and the Prof! You'll be my celebrity sighting for the day. Usually I don t pay much attention to famous faces, but seeing you guys would be cool. I hope you have a wonderful visit, autumn in NYC is lovely, esp October. [September is hot usually!].

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    1. We love midtown liz but need to explore more any ideas?

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  49. Terry Whaite, Julian Lloyd Webber, Jamie Baulch, Chris Wood, Prince Charles + Duke of Kent. All famous for very different things...

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  51. I went to high school in the 1970's with Kate Capshaw, now Steven Spielberg's wife. Then her name was Kathy Nail and she and I were in the same physical education class (gym). She was a nice enough person, was in school plays.

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    1. She was a cracker in Indiana jones and the temple of doom

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  52. I don't count really, I used to live in Los Angeles and worked for a movie director. But ...this is also some years ago .. most recently though, in NY .. Dustin Hoffman, Kevin Kline, my mind just went blank ... in LA .. Jim Brown (football player turned actor ) Mel Brooks .. .that was great, he sat beside us in a cafe and he and my husband jabbered away to each other for hours ! it was fantastic ..
    My mind just went blank ,,, there are so many :)

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    1. Mel brooks... How wonderful

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  53. I walked past novelist Thomas Keneally at Sydney Airport once

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  54. barry manilow at a charity event in the 70s when he was flying high on the record charts.

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    1. PS - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NO2Ij1eO-GQ

      squeeeeeeeeeeeeee for NYC!

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    2. You were a fag hag even then xxxxx

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  55. When I was about 19, I was a waitress at a restaurant/hotel where Betty Friedan (the 'mother' of the women's movement in the 60s) was staying. The lady she was with was gushing all over her and asked me - 'Do you know who this is?!' I said 'Yup, Betty Friedan.' Betty was rather unfriendly so I didn't act too impressed. It became sort of a 'meh' event.

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    1. Good for you..i hate pompousness

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  56. Met Mickey Rooney at my parent's' store. Very nice man. Lots of professional athletes at an old job,. Saw Miranda Richardson filming a movie scene in a London hotel. The. movie was about the last woman hanged on England. The scene being filmed was a pre crime one. with the actors dressed very fashionably.

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  57. Waiting in line behind Barbara Dickson in Wilkos.

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  58. Johnny Depp in his youth. Used to come into the office I worked in to pick up things for Steven Cannell when they were in Vancouver filming the TV programme 21 Jump Street.

    Bryan Adams had tea at the table next to me in the non-smoking section of Eaton's restaurant.

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  59. I live such a sheltered life it seems, I don't count the ones seen in concert.

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    1. Who would you LIKE to meet?

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  60. I can't compete with any of this!! The closest I ever came to meeting a celebrity was sitting two rows behind Helga Feddersen and Olli Maier in a movie theater. But only Germans would know who they are, anyway.

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      Answers ona postcard please

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  61. Bit late to the party but Julian Clary bumped into me at the Edinburgh fringe 1989. He was in full drag and knocked me off the pavement into the gutter. Not even any acknowledgement. Have disliked him ever since.

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  62. "Wonder Woman" Linda Carter, back in the 80's. I followed her around a gourmet store in Washington DC.

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  63. I work for Bloomingdales, currently, and when I have been to that location, it's amazing the famous that have been in the store. But on my trips there, I have met Anna Wintour, and survived to tell about it, Kate Pierson of the B-52'S and a socialite by the name of Iris Aprel. All three were cool I thought.

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  64. Patsy King, who played the prison governor Mrs Davidson in Prisoner, otherwise known as Cell Block H.

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    1. The one with the swept up hair

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  65. Russel Crowe..accidentally..oooh he has a cute grin & great eyes....and Paul Hogan when he was filming in Yackandandah..he has a swagger that man

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    1. Oh you cow!
      Be still my beating heart

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  66. Iris APFEL ... a real character , I love her !! what fun to meet her :)

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  67. The Head of the Hells Angels .
    LOL
    I lived in LA and worked for a movie director. He was making a film about the Hells Angels. One of them flew in to be a consultant on the film .. he was not allowed to drive in LA so I got to be his chauffeur for the week.

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  68. Ahhh... my husband was friends with this model ... do you recognise here in the UK ?
    Carmen
    http://style.over.net/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/Carmen-Dell%E2%80%99Orefice-5.jpg

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  69. I have two stories, the first that I sat down to write about and the second that I hadn't really thought of as a famous person until I started typing...

    Back in 2003 we decided to take a trip to Canada. The flight was via Chicago and (as usual) United (who like to beat up customers) had problems with the connecting flight to Montreal. We ended up in a small departure lounge along with two men, one young and one older. The young man had a white baseball cap on his head and looked a little agitated by the delay. After a few minutes we realised that the young man was the tennis star (I think world No 1 at the time) Andy Roddick and the older man was his trainer Brad Gilbert. We just sat there for a couple of hours keeping ourselves to ourselves and so did they. I think that they appreciated that. Later in the week we watched him play at the Montreal Open tournament.

    The other is a little more interesting. Although, as John puts it, I am king of "off colour 1980's old jokes" in real life I am a physicist working at a lab in the US. Back in the late 1980's I worked at CERN in Switzerland. I was working on computer software as part of the computing division. One of my colleagues, Tim, was working on some software to help us with our documentation. We met frequently to discuss our projects and were fairly good friends. Tim's project was based on an idea to use computers do serve up documents on demand over a network. My project used some software written by Tim to communicate between computers. We used to debug the stuff on a computer made by a company called NeXT, incidentally founded by some bloke called Steve Jobs. I left CERN to come to the US but Tim stayed. The NeXT computer is now in the CERN museum (it makes me feel old that something I used is in a museum) it became the worlds first web server. Tim is Sir Tim Berners-Lee and is credited with the invention of the World Wide Web, the very think I am using to write this.

    For better or worse, thanks Tim!

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      And i am still right about the jokes

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  70. While in NY, please do go to the Guggenheim - best celebrity sightings. Last weekend I saw Woody Allen and Soon-Yi - a classic NY run in if there ever was one.

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  71. I met Gladys Knight (she was Pip-less) at a spa; RuPaul Charles held the door for me at a vegan restaurant in West Hollywood; and I saw James Brown at a blackjack table in Atlantic City. The RuPaul sighting was the most exciting since I am a huge drag race fan.

    Kathy

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  72. So you'll be staying at Trump Tower, then? I want to see a selfie taken in the gold lift.

    I suppose the only real 'celebrity' I ever met - AND talked to at fair length - was Ursula Vaughan Williams some 30 years ago at a garden party in Earls Court.
    However, on my own one and only visit to NY back in '69 I did see (see only, alas) none other than Miss Sophia Loren. There was a group of about 20 people hanging around the entrance to some very chi-chi hotel. So, being curious, I waited and timed it very well as shortly after I arrived, out she comes - and at a time of her life when we she looked at her very best.

    And, oh yes, during her Silver Jubilee national tour in 1977, on her visit to Oxford, I stood within about six feet of Her Maj herself - though I dare say that many, many thousands can claim the same at some time.

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  73. I nearly bumped into Jane Fonda as she was going from her dressing trailer to the filming location when she was making a movie in my home town. It was just the two of us; nobody else was there. I was carrying a bunch of paperwork from one office building to another and politely asked for her autograph. She declined. "I can't right now," she said. I followed her onto the set and watched them film the scene.

    The movie was the quite forgettable "Rollover" with Kris Kristofferson, 1981. Our home town was playing the part of a middle eastern oil-rich capital city.

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  74. Chatted to Tamara Palmer Tompkins in a shop once, she was funny, Ronnie Barker in Eastcote was a lovely, lovely man and really modest and shared a flight with the little fella "George" from George and Mildred. Seen Princess Di in a car and The Queen and the rest of them at the Diamond Jubilee oh and Uri Geller when we moored outside his house who came out to see our dog. He was friendly too. X

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      Poor old cow

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  75. Simon Reeve on Paddington Station. Nobody else recognised him so I went over and had a chat about his wonderful documentaries.

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  76. Coming out of Warren Street tube station early one morning I walked past a man and thought 'that was Woody Allen!' Turning around to look again I found Woody looking back at me! I like to think he was sizing me up for his next movie. Sadly, it came to nothing.

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      Yuk yuk

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  77. I knew Tom Stephenson quite well. Does that count?

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  78. I met John Mills when I was very young when he was playing Pip in Great Expectations at the theatre royal, Brighton.
    Husband was a yacht skipper in the Caribbean so we met many celebs, husband played pool with Eric Clapton & went sailing with him not knowing who he was until he asked him what he did for a living. Clapton replied, " I play the guitar "
    Rutger Hauer from the old Guiness ads & the Replicant in Blade Runner chartered the boat to go diving & was out so long we thought he'd drowned ! The cook was dumb struck when Rutger arrived on board as had a massive crush on him but husband had said someone called Roger wanted to go diving !
    We met the band UB40. I met the wives of the Rolling Stones at that time.
    Timothy Dalton 007 sat opposite me in a pizza restaurant & my friend was so shocked she pointed at him so he pointed back ! Later as a family we met him, his wife & son on the beach & the two dads nattered about their sons.
    Nice stories to tell of our moments with the rich and famous.

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  79. I met The Queen Mother, Jimmy Savile and Lulu (twice). I also met Mick Ronson (Bowie's guitarist) and the great Robin Williamson of The Incredible String Band. There are others but I shall not bore you. I prefer to meet interesting ordinary characters like Mark Gibson, Bobby Grump, Debra Coleman and Janet Turner.

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    1. Arhhhh the queen mother.......another ace card

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  80. OK... in 1982 we lived in Marina del Rey (next to Venice Beach, Santa Monica... Los Angeles). We were chic and connected at the time (happily, NOT anymore). We were invited to the premiere of the film "Tootsie" at the Chinese Theatre. We entered on the red carpet behind Tina Turner. "Everyone" was there. Afterwards, we went to the Brown Derby for the private party. So... Barbra Streisand, Quincy Jones, Dustin Hoffman, Jessica Lange, Christopher Reeve, Margot Kidder, Michael Douglas... AND, nearly 20 years later, Barry Manilow touched my shoulder in a restaurant in Palm Springs. Imagine!

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  81. Everyones now trumping each other!

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  82. George W. Bush, I bumped into him going into a men's room in Sanibel Island Florida, about four months after he left office. I wondered what the tWo "goons" were doing outside the door, they were his secret service team.

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  83. I used to live in reading so saw quite a few famous people and served them at the railway station, Kate winslett lived with her parents round the corner from us, her brother was in my son's class at school. I did once have my hands between Eddie izzard's legs, at his request.

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    1. It was when he was an escapologist, I was putting chains round his legs but he insisted, to my embarrassment as I was a shy young thing, that I put them between his legs, this was in Covent Garden.

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  84. I sang Cheek to Cheek in a gay bar with Samuel Anderson (Danny Pink from Dr Who) last June, I worked on shows with Bob Grant from On The buses, Colin Crompton from the Wheel Tappers and Shunters Club, and also with Tony Christie of "I Did What I Did for Maria" fame. Not a bad haul for a kiwi down under.
    In Rye, south coast of England and former home town of Spike Milligan, I nearly met Tom Baker of Dr Who fame also, but we were so overcome with awe, we didn't say hello.

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  85. Oh gosh, so many...though I suppose that for many people, chatting with Princess Diana would be pretty high on the list.

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  86. I met Linda McCartney once at an appointment, someone rushed out and said to her "I love your sausages", I asked her if she got told that a lot and she said yes.

    I saw Sean Connery on the street in London in the mid nineties and Robson Green at the tube station.

    Here in NZ have got to see the queen when we were school girls and she said she liked our uniforms. Got to see Prince William who was walking with our Prime Minister through our workplace. Our PM said "Good morning, you all need to get back to work now". Cheeky man.

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  87. A couple of years ago I met Jay Leno at his Big Dog Garage in Burbank, California. My son is the editor of a vintage racecar magazine and Jay has a huge collection of cars. We were given a tour of the place, which is unbelievable if anyone is a car buff. The garage isn't open to the public and you have to pass through several security checkpoints to enter. I have to say, up close Jay has the bluest eyes!

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  88. In the early 1980s, I was a big fan of the daytime soap opera General Hospital, and for some reason Jacklyn Zeman (AKA Bobbie Spenser, Luke's sister)was appearing at a local mall. I went and got her autograph, which I've since lost.

    I once met the conservative humorist P.G. O'Rourke at a book signing. I abhorred his politics but liked his writing style (I'm weird that way.) This was during the Clinton era. A couple years later in a different era I doubt I would have been open-minded enough to go meet him, no matter how much I liked his style.

    Finally, I was working at McDonalds in the 1980s when, during lunch hour, Milton Berle walks into the restaurant! I found out later on it was arraigned. At the time we had a 90-year old man working at McD's who had been written up in the local newspaper and had appeared on the local news...for being a 90-year old working at McDs (I guess he was kind of famous himself.) When Milton Berle came to town, it was arraigned that the two meet. For a few years afterwards a photo of Berle and the 90-year old hung on a wall, until the latter died, and it was taken down. It happens.

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  89. I'm pretty sure I saw Liam Neeson drive by my house, he stared at me the whole way past as I sat on my front stoop with my baby like some depression era photography project all hot and bothered in the summer afternoons heat... I cleaned up after Tom Jones at the little theater center I worked at in Fort Collins Colorado, he wasn't as messy as the church groups we had to clean up after as well.Tony Danza was a privileged and persnickety princess. I was the on call house supervisor during his show one night, no fun in real life. That's about it for me.

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  90. I was going to mention waiting in line at a theatre queue behind Rolf Harris and his wife and chatting with them and how nice they both seemed... but best not.

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  91. Gary Holton from Auf Wiedersehen Pet in a pub in the West End theatre district. He was having a pint and reading the paper... so surreal at the time.

    Jo in Auckland, NZ

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  92. What do you mean INSTEAD OF AUSTRALIA?!! :-(

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  93. Peter Max and Terry Bradshaw. Max was at an art exhibition in Pittsburgh. My husband has some cruise ship art of his and we had found an early 1970's copy of Life magazine in a junk shop that featured him to take along. He had his granddaughter with him and the magazine had photos of her mother as a child. He was very gracious and signed the magazine and had his photographer take pictures. Sorry I never asked to get copies. Terry Bradshaw and the Pittsburgh Steelers have pre season practice at a local college. Introduced to him at a night club by a coworker who got to know him "very well". That's all I'm saying about that!

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