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In 1966 I was on a wooden bench by the skating rink in Sun Valley, Idaho.  I was tying my skates, wearing my sky blue Curse You Red Baron!!! sweatshirt, when a man walked up and smiled.  He joked, "Young man, your sitting on my skates."  I pulled a pair of skates out from under the bench and handed them to him.  He asked, "Do you know who drew your sweatshirt?"  I proudly said, "Yes!  Charles Schulz."  He said, "Do you know who I am?"  Instant realization crept over me, but with uncertainty I replied, "No."  He said, "I'm Charles Schulz."  He gave me his autograph, and weeks later sent me a drawing with his note: "To Don Mills with memories of Sun Valley--Charles Schulz."  The drawing with Charlie Brown, Schroeder at the piano, Snoopy sitting on the piano, Lucy and Linus hang framed in my study.

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I was an opera singer, musical singer, Music and Theater critic, member of the US Army Band and Chorus singing concerts for the White House, Smithsonian Institute and private concerts in the homes of generals and congressional members.

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I met Redd Foxx back in the '70s while on a school field trip to New York. My friend and I actually wound up in the elevator with him and were both hopelessly tongue tied! What great fun though to be able to report back to our fellow classmates that we'd met the Redd Foxx.

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Yes, I've met:

 

Zaza Gabor

Colin Baker: The 6th Doctor

John Delancie (Q from Star Trek Next Generation.)

Jonathan Frakes (Commander Riker from Star Trek Next Generation.)

Brent Spina (Data from Star Trek Next Generation.)

Rene Auberjonois (Odo from Star Trek Deep Space Nine)

Shadoe Hare
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Many. Interviewed/photographed most of them for stories:
President Bill Clinton

Priscilla Presley

Victoria Principal

Oak Ridge Boys

Little Jimmy Dickens

Chevy Chase

Hal Holbrook

Martin Luther King III

Oprah Winfrey

Peter Noone

Clarence Thomas

Ted Danson

And others, some of whom I would just as soon forget.

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I have been a part-time actor during my lifetime.  One day I was called by a casting director friend who asked me if I would like to take a bit part in a movie she was casting.  I accepted and was sent a page from a script.  It didn't have a title on it so I didn't really know much about it.  When I arrived on the set I was told that I would be doing a scene with Jeff Daniels and Jim Carry.  What??? It turned out that I was playing the tuxedo salesman for the movie Dumb and Dumber!  So I worked with both well known actors.  The scene was used in the national trailors and I still have people recognize me on the street to this day.

 

Both Jim and Jeff were personable but we really didn't have time to socialize.  I would do the shots where Jim dressed in various tuxedos.  When "cut" was called after each tux was shown, Carrie and I would look at each other and crack up.  Then he took off to come up with another crazy idea for the next shot.

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I went to the Book store on University and 30th Street.a few years ago .and I seen chicken George.the one that played on Roots...He was looking to Buy some Books.we had a little conversation.and he said that He lived in San Diego at that Time

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In January of 1972 I was in a casino lobby in Las Vegas Nevada and I met Red Skelton, he even signed an autograph for me

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Back in the early 1980's, I was a food server at a Mexican Restaurant, El Gato Gordo, in Redlands, CA. I had a couple, who sat next to each other, talking, and her smoking. I took their order, went to the cocktail station, after dropping off their food order. One of my coworkers asked me if I knew who was sitting at table number (whatever it was). I told him I knew the man looked familiar, but couldn't quite place him. My coworker practically yells at me, "that's Neil Young and his wife, idiot!" I was 21 years old at the time, geesh. Mr. Young was very nice to wait on. I never let him know that I now knew who he was. Treated him just like any other customer by giving he and his wife excellent service. And, they left me a $20.00 tip! A pretty cool forever memory!

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I met the one and only "Tiny Tim" and his new bride Ms Vicky They were there for US  It was in the 

P I (phillipines) l,last century back in the 1900s lol 1972 ?

My dad was stationed at Clark AFB ,where we.lived 71+73 

outside the officers club (my dad was NCO but we would hang out with the officers dependents  and he autograph my basketball jersey ,"to mr  Rick best wishes Tiny Tim Saw a huge diamond in Ms Vickie's finger ..that's my celeberty meet Peace to all

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