Stars I have met in Person

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Victor French
Victor French was the son of a stuntman. His debut was a small role in Lassie, uncredited. He had his first real acting experiences in western-films, where he usually played the "bad guy" due to his rather gruff look. This changed with Little House on the Prairie, (as Isaiah Edwards). In 1977, he left Little House on the Prairie to play in his own sitcom Carter Country...
“ I met him in Los Angeles in 1988. He was filming an episode of Highway to heaven. He was polite and didn't act put out when he gave me his autograph. ” - mrredcoyote
“ He was filming an episode of the Fall Guy outside my class room when I was a sophomore in High School ( We took classes in Griffith Park close to the LA Zoo). ” - mrredcoyote
“ He was filming an episode of the Fall Guy also the same day as Douglas Barr. He wasn't very friendly to me a starstruck kid who had idolized him up until that time. ” - mrredcoyote
David Hasselhoff
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David Hasselhoff has become one of the most recognizable faces on television and throughout the world. Aside from starring in Knight Rider and Baywatch, he is also an accomplished singer and popular recording artist. David Michael Hasselhoff was born on July 17, 1952 in Baltimore, Maryland...
“ We were riding the bus to classes at the Zoo and he got out of KITT and waved to the bus as we rode by. ” - mrredcoyote
Brooke Shields
"Want to know what comes between me and my Calvins? Nothing". If you have not heard of Brooke Shields before, this tagline from her Calvin Klein Jeans ad had to grab your attention. Not that she has not had a previously noteworthy resume. She was born on May 31, 1965 in New York City and, at age 12...
“ In 1989 I was boarding a plane to go to Army basic training from LAX. She was on the same plane as me on her way to a Bob Hope USO Show. ” - mrredcoyote
Montie Montana
He appeared in a number of John Wayne movies and made headlines in 1953 when he roped Pres Eisenhower as a gag during his inaugural parade. He asked the President's permission first, but Secret Service agents were unamused by the incident. Mr Montana was a fixture on the rodeo circuit in the USA and Canada and also appeared in more than 60 annual Tournament of Roses parades in Pasadena...
“ Met him when I was 11 at his ranch in California. The Country Music Station KLAC was having a Festival there. I also met him in Downtown Los Angeles about 10 years later when he was there to dedicate the Wells Fargo Western Museum. ” - mrredcoyote
Stuart Hamblen
During his youth Stuart Hamblen traveled throughout Texas with his father, and itinerant preacher who later became the head of his denomination. Hamblen attended school between trips, preparing for a teaching career, later completed college with a degree in education. He practiced singing while riding the range...
“ Saw him in concert at the local fair in 2008. ” - mrredcoyote
Rex Allen
Rex Allen started out as a singer in vaudeville, and sang on numerous radio shows before hooking up with a traveling rodeo show. He signed with Republic Pictures and became a popular singing cowboy, and was often paired with sidekick Slim Pickens. He starred in his own western TV series, Frontier Doctor and in the 1960s was the narrator on many nature documentaries for Walt Disney.
Lou Ferrigno
An internationally famous and well respected bodybuilder / actor, Lou Ferrigno first appeared on TV screens in 1977 as the musclebound The Incredible Hulk, the alter ego of meek scientist Bruce Banner. Ferrigno was born in Brooklyn, New York, in 1951 and as a child suffered from an ear infection that resulted in permanent partial hearing loss...