The Golden Age of Hollywood

Ever had the opportunity to meet any?  If so , who?


I've met Ernest Borgnine and Janet Leigh.

And talked to Eli Wallach on the phone a few times.

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I worked,(acted and did tech)with several at the St. Edwards Mary Moody Theatre in Austin Tx in the late 70s and 80s,most of them tv personalites or has been stars..Jan Sterling,Noel Harrison(Rex's son),Grant Goodeve(Eight is Enough),Hart Sprager(Burns and Allen tv show),Sandy Dennis(Eric Roberts was traveling with her at the time),Marcia Wallace(Bob Newhart Show),Katherine Houghton(Kate Hepburns daughter),Marion Ross was one of my faves,just as delightfully nutty as her Mrs. C character on Happy Days..and also Elinor Donahue from Father Knows Best..just a very warm person....While working on Lonesome Dove,I met Robert Duval,Tommy Lee Jones(kind of a regular around Austin)The scene I did was with Robert Urich...Also Tom Cruise and Oliver Stone while in Born on THe 4th Of July...
My favorite encounter tho is still Hal Roach,Spanky McFarland and author William K Everson together in '91 at the AFI film festival .
I forgot I met Spanky when I was in high school. I also met Ken Curtis.

You worked on Lonsome Dove? Talk!
yeah..I did extra work on can see me milling about in the saloon in the scene where Urich plays cards with the Suggs'...filmed out at a Set built for Willie Nelson's,Red Headed Stranger movie(a good friend of mine got a good part of a villain in that)out side of austin..Also got to see the scene where Jones and Duval hang a couple o guys down by a creek and hang the MAN BURNER sign on one of them..filmed on writer Bill Witliff's ranch just east of Austin.
That would have been something. And you never mentioned this in our Classic Westerns group. For shame.
I'm sure I must have..a long time ago maybe..
Adam West, Julie Newmar, Burt Ward, Malachi Throne, Yvonne Craig, Ernest Borgnine, Sally Kellerman, John Wesley Shipp, Mark Goddard, Lou Ferrigno, Butch Patrick, Noel Neill, George Kennedy, Dawn Waells, Fred "The Hammer" Williamson, Richard Roundtree, Donna Loren, Micky Dolenz, Sid Haig, Lisa Loring, Hershell Gordon Lewis, Ted V. Mikels, Michael Berryman, Deanna Lund, James Doohan,Nichelle Nicols, David Faustino, Deborah Van Valkenburgh, Seka, Johnny Green and The Greenmen, Paul Revere, John Entwhistle, Bobby Kennedy, Bill Moseley, Captain Beefheart, Conrad Brooks, Connie Mason, Yvonne Monclair, James Hampton, Larry Storch, David Harris, Jess Franco, Robert Z'Dar, Ted the top of my head!
You two have been busy.

I feel like such a peasant.
William Shatner, Sonny Bono, Liza Minnelli, John Raitt,Christopher Plummer, Lana Turner.
Not many.

Jane Fonda and Ted Turner, Elton John, Barbara Streisand, Ann Blyth and Dolly Parton. I saw Jennifer Aniston last weekend...but didn't talk to her or anything. She's filming a movie around here.

Oh and I met Ann Rutherford, Mickey Kuhn and Patrick Curtis at a GWTW event last year. I also met Robert Osborne from TCM there too...he counts, right? :-)
I met Kristen Bell at Big Apple Con a few years ago. If you read anywhere that she is a sweet person believe it. She was so sweet and so nice. My brother asked her about "Forgetting Sarah Marshall" before the movie was even out and she had a five minute conversation with him about the movie. We got a picture with Kristen and after i asked if I could get a hug and she was like "yeah sure" and gave me such a nice big hug.

I met Hayden Panetirre.... she was a bitch she was so snotty.

I met Zachary Levi who plays Chuck on the NBC show "Chuck" last year on my birthday. My friend took me to the tree lighting in NYC and through her friend we were able to get a spot down on the ice ring. During a commercial break Zachary Levi was standing waiting to go on stage and I yelled out asking him if I could get hug since it was my b-day. He just smiled and nodded and didn't come over. Then a little later I was looking down on at my phone and I just hear "who's birthday it?" and I look up and there is Zachary Levi!!! He is so adorable and really tall in person. I got a picture with him I look like a goof lol. That day I also met Judah Friedlander and Griz and dotCom from "30 Rock".

ProfaneAngel I am jealous you met Robert Osborne from TCM. I would love to sit down with him and just pick his brains about movies. I want his type of job so bad where he gets to talk about movies and be a presenter on TV.
The closest I've ever come to a Classic Hollywood star, was meeting Lorna Luft, and Barbara Eden. Lorna was funny as can be, and Barbara was so sweet! I've met other celebrities, but they really have nothing to do with classic Hollywood: Celine Dion, Idina Menzel, (and several other Broadway-types).
Let's see....
Angela Lansbury, Bernadette Peters, Christina Applegate, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Bradley Cooper, Renee Zellweger, Robert De Niro, Richard Gere, Delta Burke and a lot of broadway actors and actresses that I love and think are huge stars, but no one else knows them


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