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Who's most famous person you have met?

Discussion in 'The Attic' started by coloradobuff, Oct 23, 2010.

    Oct 23, 2010
  1. coloradobuff

    coloradobuff Experienced Member

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    Curious who ya'll have ran into on the celeb circuit.

    Most famous person i have met is Bobby Knight. Lucky me i know.
     
  2. Oct 23, 2010
  3. vinylweatherman

    vinylweatherman You type well loads CAG MM

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    I once ran into Norman Wisdom whilst playing the fruit machines up & down the M6. He had lost his keys, and some of us broke off from our play to help him find them. They were quickly tracked down, in the Gents loo I believe!

    He wasn't impressed by all the fuss, especially the shouts of "Look! It's Norman Wisdom". This was in the 1990's

    A recent TV documentary revealed that he loved to drive, and often came down the M6 to visit friends and family. He didn't like too much fuss, which explains why he was agitated after having mislaid his keys. He would have been stuck there had they not been found.
     
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  5. just play

    just play closed account

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    1. The "rock" group Slaughter. Ahhh, I was so in love!!! :rolleyes: Two of them were really cool, one of them was a typical lead singer snob, and the other one wasn't there.

    2. Almost Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman, she was doing a movie in our area, they frequented a certain restaurant, but we never did get to see them. (don't like Tom now, but back then he was ok)

    3. The Mayor to our town. :D
     
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  7. oldtrvlagt

    oldtrvlagt Dormant account

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    Steven Tyler and the band in Barcelona (a few years ago...got an autograph for my son..great excuse:D)

    Lindsay Wagner (years ago in Mexico)

    Barry Manilow (many,many years ago)
     
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  9. secret2

    secret2 irishbrit62 MM

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    Robin williams in a NY deli after shooting the Fisher King. He was so cool and calm as the store clerk was screwing his order up. It was his nanny at the time who was ordering and then she became his wife ;). He just stood there with a smile on his face and I was the only other person in the deli all I could do was watch him sideways as I was shy. LOL. He was so cool.

    Michael York passing in NYC. He smiled at me as I was chasing after the little boy I was nannying at the time.

    OH! and when I was a housekeeper in Upper Broadway , NYC the owner of this brownstone rented her apartement for two days to film (I can't remember the name of the film) but I met a couple of famous actors who were meditating in the dark..lol...until I switched the light on and they were cool, too...but for the life of me I know their faces but could not put a name to them...they were so kind and polite and not full of themselves...but it's a shame I can't place their names.
     
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  11. Marie2473

    Marie2473 Senior Member

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    Hmm, even though in sweden I have actually run into some celebs. The "biggest" I have met was probably Bono from U2 though =)
    Ones I also ended up partying with a boyband called westlife - had a blast ;)
     
  12. Oct 24, 2010
  13. Simmo!

    Simmo! Moderator Staff Member

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    Richard Branson, Bill Wyman and Jim Moir (aka Vic Reeves). That's pretty much my entire roll-call of famous people if you exclude the Casinomeister :D Oh I was in the same class at school as the golfer Jamie Spence and the UK TV presenter Nick Knowles if that counts LOL.
     
  14. Oct 24, 2010
  15. jod5413

    jod5413 Is That Better?

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    I absolutely loved her years ago on The Bionic Woman" TV show! Never got to meet her though and now she does commercials for mattresses or something. I was sorry for her that she was reduced to that level.

    Back on track.....

    I met and had coffee a couple of times with Janis Joplin in SF in the late 60's to early 70's. She was one of a kind and a giant in the music industry. She really was not as crazy or "off" as her public persona suggested. She got screwed up because of her insecurities. I loved her music. Still listen to a CD of her best songs.
     
  16. Oct 24, 2010
  17. just play

    just play closed account

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    Maybe she really sleeps on that mattress and it changed how she slept for the better? Maybe that company pays better than whatever she was being offered? Maybe she's a bitch in real life an no one in tv or movies can stand her. :eek: Sorry...lol...just coming up with some ideas. I wish I could be "reduced" to that level. ;)

    Hey, at least she's not Susan Summers, she really bugs me...I went out and bought that thigh thing years and years ago...LMAO, it hurt my legs, not from the workout, the actual thing hurt my legs....never used it more than once or twice.
     
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  19. oldtrvlagt

    oldtrvlagt Dormant account

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    OMG...I love "Me and Bobby McGee"...I wish I could have met her! I was 16 and driving down the highway (long story..ran away from home..parents knew by this time..was on my way to Arizona to visit my god-mother)....anyway...I'm singing that song at the top of my lungs!!! She was AMAZING!!! Oh, and Mercedes Benz,,,I loved that one too...I still listen to her once in a while:thumbsup:
     
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  20. Oct 24, 2010
  21. reda

    reda Senior Member PABnonaccred

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    HOUSTON
    being in the houston area we see lots of celebs , mostly at the land based casinos. i have met THE FORTUNES. they are singers. i watched them for a solid week at the land base casino. i knew there complete dance routine and moves. after a week they came up to me and shook hands and gave us a 8x10 autographed photo of the whole group. it was nice. my husband has talked to BRAD PAISLEY. he was stoping in a club doing promotions. anyway i have a 8x10 with his autograph on it too. theres others but thats the ones that come to mind. never met a movie star though. only singers.
     
  22. Oct 24, 2010
  23. NASHVEGAS

    NASHVEGAS Banned User - flamming, disrespecting admin,

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    Haha, I am at my parent's home. Nicole Kidman's and Keith Urban's home is a minute away in the same small subdivision. The late Conway Twitty spent 3 years or so building a new home 3 or 4 houses down the street also but he passed away before ever moving in. His widow did move in and does still reside in the home afaik.

    Nashville and burbs has way too many to mention and being a small town you will meet quite a few. Most are not treated as famous nor do most desire to be treated as famous.

    That said, if I had to pick the "most famous person" that I know on a first name basis it would be Al Gore (did not vote for him) who resides one home away from my Aunt whom was friendly with the Gores long before they moved back to Nashville. Last I heard, Tipper was in Cali. but really do not know!!
     
  24. Oct 24, 2010
  25. Diane

    Diane Ueber Meister PABnoaccred

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    At the risk of being accused of self-promotion, I will answer the question and provide some history and personal background. Off-topic for a slots/casino forum, but the questions was asked about famous encounters so here are my comments.

    I have played live poker for over 20 years including a lot of tournaments all over the country. One of the great things about poker tournaments is that all the seats are drawn randomly so there is always a mix of the famous and not so famous at each of the tables. Through poker I have met and become friends with many that are now famous; Mike Sexton recommended me for a documentary that was made by the Travel Channel in 1999 filming me as I played in the initial Tournament of Champions and later aired many times over the next few years. Mike became a good friend well before he became a TV personality for the World Poker Tour. Mike was inducted in the Poker Hall of Fame last year and is a well known poker pro. Greg Raymer (Fossilman) WSOP Champ is also a friend through poker and I was one of the original investors he pulled together to help fund his run at tournament poker that obviously ended very well for him when he was crowned World Champion. Phil Hellmuth is a fellow Wisconsinite and we played together several times before he became a WSOP champion and earned the well deserved moniker of "Poker Brat". Daniel Negraneau, Jen Harmonn, Doyle, Linda Johnson, Jan Fisher and others were people who I spent lots of time with over tournaments and meals. The new young players

    Outside of poker I have encountered many celebraties during my business travels. Due to being a frequent flyer I am generally upgraded to first class on most flights. I have shared a row in First Class with famous seatmates such as Nicole Kidman, Hank Aaron, Lonnie Anderson, James Woods, Vince Van Patton (also a poker player), Paul Hornung, Ted Thompson current GB Packers General Manager, Bart Starr, Jerry VanDyke (another poker player), and Hank Williams Jr.

    Probably more, but this old tiring brain can't think of any more right now.

    FWIW.

    Diane
     
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  27. just play

    just play closed account

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    It's not off topic at all...you are in the "attic", we all talk about other things here besides gambling. There's an "introduction" for lack of a better word on top of this section.


    Hey Mr. Spelling Master :p....I grew up listening to Conway, when one of his songs come on the radio, I will know it word for word and sing it..brings back being a kid with my dad. Dad is still here, I see him everyday, but the memories of being a kid listening to Conway are the best!
     
  28. Oct 24, 2010
  29. jod5413

    jod5413 Is That Better?

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    I totally adore Hank Jr.!!! I put his CDs on high to get away from the every day BS. His Dad was a great old time country music singer but Hank crossed the boundaries and ended up being much more than "just" a country music singer.

    Dianne, you make me wish I had gotten interested in poker rather than slots. :p I would have loved rubbing shoulders with the rich and famous poker players! In fact, they might have been able to teach me the ropes. I never could manage to play "with optimal impact" on the card games.
     
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  31. Webzcas

    Webzcas Winter is Coming! Staff Member

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    Daddy G from Massive Attack was an old school friend of my boss where I worked in the mid 90's. I came back from lunch one day to find Daddy G sitting at my desk. :eek2:

    Ruth Madoc is the mum of one of our friends, and we have met her several times. Her husband was also the toastmaster at our wedding.

    For those into music, I have had a drunken conversation with Alex Paterson from the Orb. Back in the nineties where he was at the same gig.

    John Peel at the Royal Festival Hall in 98, watching the England vs Argentina 2nd Round World Cup Match. He was sat two rows in front of us.

    Oh yes and I have met City Legend Gary Johnson :D
     
  32. Oct 24, 2010
  33. funeral979

    funeral979 Senior Member PABaccred

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    I have lived in Houston all my life and I just have to ask.....what land based casino in Houston?!?!?! No casinos in Texas!

    On topic.....I have never met anyone famous, but I find it hilarious (and a bit disturbing) that both my parents have met John Holmes:eek:
     
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  35. all4greed

    all4greed Now we can do business.

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    Wow, this is sad. The only person I've met was a soap opera actor - Justin from Days of Our Lives. Wife wanted to see him. He was signing autographs at PetSmart, why there I have no idea. Think his autographed picture is packed away.
     
  36. Oct 24, 2010
  37. Diane

    Diane Ueber Meister PABnoaccred

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    ______________

    Jod,
    It was a lot of fun for a long time, but I got burned out. Too many punk young kids who trash talk and only know poker from what they have seen on TV. Only poker I play now is online at Pstars and usually just tournaments to avoid the "teams". VP and slots lots more fun/relaxing.

    Diane
     
  38. Oct 24, 2010
  39. Diane

    Diane Ueber Meister PABnoaccred

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