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  • Jimmy Stewart - I was an altar boy in old St. Peter's Church in downtown Manhattan in New York City. In 1956 I had just finished serving Mass when another altar boy told me they were making a movie on Broadway outside of the Woolworth's building. Being a movie buff, I ran up the street to watch. The name of the movie was "The Spirit of St. Louis", in which James Stewart played Charles Lindbergh. After shooting a scene, Mr. Stewart was signing autographs for fans. He looked at me and said, "I think you are supposed to be someplace else." What happened was I forgot to take my altar boy cassock and surplus off. Mr. Stewart was very nice to everybody. It was well worth the run. - John T.

  • George Strait -I saw him while at a San Antonio Spurs Game. Very Low key and tried not to draw attention to himself. He has also came to my work place, Sportsman's Warehouse. He is always very nice every time he comes in, and seems to be very down to earth. He is into hunting on his ranch in Texas so he stops in from time to time for some gear. Great guy and I will always be a fan. - Jon

  • Paul Shaffer - I met him at Union Station in Indianapolis, IN in 1989. He was nice and sat and talked to me for about ten minutes or so. Very nice guy! - Sharon

  • Fats Domino - One spring afternoon in 1998 I was sitting in the Acme Oyster Bar in the French Quarter of New Orleans slurping (what else?) ersters on the half-shell, when I looked up and there was Little Richard, in the flesh. When I called out his name, he paused and said, "Nope, not me. But I am a musician." Now somewhat embarrassed, but still not altogether convinced that the man wasn't trying to dodge another autograph seeker, I asked what group he played with. "Fats Domino," was the response. "He's back there now, playing the poker machines." I let a decent interval pass, then got up and walked back to an alcove off the end of the bar. And there (dare I say 'in the flesh'?)...was a very convincing resemblance of Fats Domino... all by his lonesome and festooned with gold chains and bracelets, pulling the lever. I sat down on the stool next to him, put a fiver in the machine, and said, "Howya doing, Fats." He turned to me, nodded and smiled. I played the machine for maybe a minute, not knowing what else to say, when the same man with whom I had spoken earlier suddenly appeared with half a Po-Boy sandwich, which he handed to Fats with the comment, "Here ya are, ma' man. Extra mayo, like you asked for." "Thanks, Richard," Fats replied. I looked up and Little Richard looked back. "And I got ketchup on my face," he said, and we both had a hearty laugh. - T.W.

  • John Travolta - I was a doorman in NY city in 1981 when pulls up a limo and out pops Travota. I said bon soir and he and I chatted in french for five minutes. What a nice guy!

  • Ja'Net DuBois - Back in the mid '70's I was working as a bartender at Miami International Airport. Great gig...had a lot of facinating and famous people come through. I believe it was January of '75, I was working and it was my birthday. "Good Times" was big on TV at that time and Ja'net Dubois, who played Willona on the show, was at my bar waiting to catch a flight. She was fun, friendly, gorgeous AND...she sang me "Happy Birthday". Made it a great birthday for a guy in his 20s! - Dave P.

  • Noel Neill - Three years ago my husband and I were on holiday in the USA. We were traveling home and next to us on the plane was this elderly lady, whom I couldn't help but look at because she looked so beautiful with a definite air about her. A gentleman asked me if I knew who she was and I said no. He then told me she was the first Lois Lane in the 1950s series of "The Adventures of Superman" and they had just attended a Superman convention. She then spoke to my husband and asked where we were from. After he said Scotland she told us she was thrilled to meet a Scot. She asked for our address and said she would send us her book on her life. I thanked her and we parted. I never thought any more of it until three weeks later through the post came the book signed by her and a lovely letter. How kind was that and we were thrilled that she had bothered.

  • June Allyson, Dick Powell - I was in the harbor at Newport Beach in 1945 in the little small boat we carried on the USS LSM 140 when my buddy spotted them, we turned and followed the Santa Anna in to her slot. Later they came on board the ship and had lunch. It was a sight I will never forget. The Santa Anna was originally owned by Humphrey Bogart. - Howard C.

  • Angie Dickinson - I was in the Sands Hotel in Las Vegas in 1994 when I saw her looking at the slot machines while holding a cup of quarters. I approached her and asked for an autograph. She was so nice and friendly. As she signed her name, she had a big smile on her face. What a classy, lovely lady. - Ed A.

  • Gloria Steinem - In the mid '80s I was at the San Jose, CA airport to pick up a friend. Standing next to the luggage carousel I saw a woman waiting for her luggage. She had a carry-on in one hand and she tried to retrieve a big suitcase with the other one. I told her I could help and stepped up to assist her. She said she didn't really need help but she allowed me to grab the suitcase anyway and thanked me. As she wheeled it toward the door, I began to think she looked familiar. By the time she got to the waiting limousine outside, I realized I had just helped the famous women's rights advocate, Gloria Steinem. - Stan F.

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