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Celebrity run ins while traveling?

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Celebrity run ins while traveling?

Have you ever run into a celebrity during your travels, whether in the airport or even on your flight? I haven't seen the most famous people in the world, but I have seen Biz Markie, Jimmy Buffet, a troup of WWE wrestlers, Rueben from Survivor and an unidentified band that the flight attendants were all fawning over. 

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I once saw the former Secretary of Energy, Ernest Moniz, when I was walking through Newark Airport. Does that count? This is clearly in the category of geek celebrity! :) 

 

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This is a good subject.  Let’s see.  It’s been awhile since I’ve seen any celebrities but a lot of the celebrities I have seen was when I was still working.  I did, however see Bob Crane (Colonel Hogan from Hogan’s Hero’s) many years ago walking through SFO.  I ran into (not literally) Chevy Chase, Rip Taylor, Jeff Goldblum, John Travolta, Jaimie Lee Curtis, Lester Hayes when I was working in Los Angeles.  While I was working in S.F. I ran into Winona Ryder and Jim Belushi.  Oh yes, when I was a kid I saw John Denver (Gilligan) in Thousand Oaks, he lived close by.  My sister went to High School with Curt Russell and Michael Nesmith (from the Monkees) lived about a block away from him.  That question made me think.  I’ve also met relatives of movie stars.  

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I went through security with Evander Holyfield last summer. He’s still a big dude and prett nice!  

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Wow! Your celebrity sightings are way better than my (kind of) celebrity sightings :)

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I have thought of more, mostly Politicians but I won’t go into that list.  Through the job I did for 32 years I had more opportunities than a lot of people to meet famous people.  Travels?  I can say, sure, because my job was mostly driving.

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Only sighting I've had was Joan Baez a few years ago in a gate area. Very briefly spoke to her and she was very nice. Didn't seem to be many others around who recognized her, most too young, lol.

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Just last month, we were on a flight from MIA to DCA, and Lance Bass (former NSYNC member) was in first class. It took me a minute to realize who it was, and by the time I did, I was already halfway to my seat. Wish I would have said hi!

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It’s so funny how some people can go unrecognized. Patti Smith used to come.into a book store I worked in While visiting her mother and no one ever had any clue who she was!  

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I was on a flight leaving Atlanta back in March, and President Jimmy Carter was on the same flight; he came through the cabin, security in front and behind, and shook every single person's hand. (I think I actually wrote a travel story about it!)

 

I also had a celebrity sighting while waiting for friends at the ferry in Martha's Vineyard. I was bumming around a store and a dog came up to me. As I was petting the dog, this voice says, "Sorry if she's bothering you." I look up and it's Carly Simon. At the time, she co-owned a store there. We had a brief and pleasant conversation. :-)