"Celebs" or Actors I've Seen in Person

Or spoken to over the phone

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Mae West
Actress, I'm No Angel
Mae West was born in Queens, New York, to "Battling Jack" West and Matilda Doelger. She began her career as a child star in vaudeville, and later went on to write her own plays, including "SEX", for which she was arrested. Though her first movie role was a small part in Night After Night, her scene has become famous...
“ Waiting for her chauffeur after Easter brunch at the Ambassador Hotel. ” - OnlyRocknRoll
Joe E. Brown
Joe E. Brown happily claimed that he was the only youngster in show business who ran way from home to join the circus with the blessings of his parents. In 1902, the ten-year-old Brown joined a circus tumbling act called the Five Marvellous Ashtons, which toured various circuses and vaudeville theaters...
“ Having lunch at the Brown Derby in Hollywood. ” - OnlyRocknRoll
Richard Widmark
Richard Widmark established himself as an icon of American cinema with his debut in the 1947 film noir Kiss of Death in which he won a Best Supporting Actor Academy Award nomination as the killer "Tommy Udo". Kiss of Death and other noir thrillers established Widmark as part of a new generation of American movie actors who became stars in the post-World War II era...
“ Passed by me crossing a street in Beverly Hills ” - OnlyRocknRoll
“ Walking around the old Hollywood Ranch Market with a microphone talking to shoppers/passersby. ” - OnlyRocknRoll
John Gavin
Actor, Psycho
John Gavin, the American film and TV actor, businessman and diplomat who was Ronald Reagan's first Ambassador to Mexico, was born John Anthony Golenor. The future "Jack" Gavin was a fifth generation Angeleno on the side of his father Herald, who was descended from the Golenor family of Spain. The Golenors were early landowners in Spanish California...
“ Exiting a tailor and haberdasher on Hollywood Blvd. ” - OnlyRocknRoll
Paul Newman
Actor, Cars
Screen legend, superstar, and the man with the most famous blue eyes in movie history, Paul Leonard Newman was born on January 26, 1925, in Cleveland, Ohio, the second son of Theresa (Fetsko) and Arthur Sigmund Newman. Paul's father was Jewish, the son of immigrants from Poland and Hungary; he owned a successful sporting goods store...
“ Seen twice

1. Christmas shopping with his wife
2. Driving a red convertible on Sunset Blvd. ” - OnlyRocknRoll
Joanne Woodward
Actress, Philadelphia
Joanne Gignilliat Trimmier Woodward was born on February 27, 1930, in Thomasville, Georgia, to Wade Woodward and Elinor Gignilliat Trimmier Woodward in a modest household. Her one older brother, Wade Jr., who was the favorite of her father, eventually became an architect. Elinor Woodward was a quite a movie buff and enjoyed going to picture shows often...
“ Christmas shopping with her husband. ” - OnlyRocknRoll
Robert Stack
"Straight Shooting" - whether skeet shooting, or portraying Eliot Ness, Robert Stack always tells it like it is, and shoots straight. Robert was the 2nd child of Elizabeth Modini Wood (who named him Charles after his grandfather) and James Langford Stack (who changed his name to Robert, after no one in particular)...
“ At lunch in Hamburger Hamlet. The blue sweater really enhanced his eyes. ” - OnlyRocknRoll
Charles Bronson
The archetypal screen tough guy with weatherbeaten features--one film critic described his rugged looks as "a Clark Gable who had been left out in the sun too long"--Charles Bronson was born Charles Buchinsky, one of 15 children of struggling parents in Pennsylvania. His mother, Mary (Valinsky)...
“ In the lingerie dept. of I. Magnin
I was buying 2 swimsuits. He was buying a lovely peignoir. ” - OnlyRocknRoll
Randolph Scott
Handsome American leading man who developed into one of Hollywood's greatest and most popular Western stars. Born to George and Lucy Crane Scott during a visit to Virginia, Scott was raised in Charlotte, North Carolina in a wealthy family. After service with the U.S. Army in France in World War I, he attended Georgia Institute of Technology but...
“ Met a friend for luncheon at his club, and Mr. Scott was at a nearby table.

A bit of trivia: He used to date a friend of my mother ” - OnlyRocknRoll
Joseph Cotten
Joseph Cheshire Cotten, Jr. was born in Petersburg, Virginia, into a well-to-do Southern family. He was the eldest of three sons born to Sally Whitworth (Willson) and Joseph Cheshire Cotten, Sr., an assistant postmaster. Jo (as he was known) and his brothers Whit and Sam spent their summers at their aunt and uncle's home at Virginia Beach...
“ Having his dinner with family and friends at Hamburger Hamlet. ” - OnlyRocknRoll
Angela Lansbury
British character actress, long in the United States. The daughter of an actress and the granddaughter of a high-ranking politician, Lansbury studied acting from her youth, departing for the United States as the Second World War began. She was contracted by MGM while still a teenager and nominated for an Academy Award for her first film...
“ Seen twice

1. In Hamburger Hamlet at lunch time
2. In Pier 1 Imports ” - OnlyRocknRoll
Gilbert Roland
Luis Antonio Damaso de Alonso, later known as Gilbert Roland, was born in 1905 in Mexico. Following his parents to the USA, he did not become the bullfighter he had dreamed of being but became an actor instead. His Mexican roots, his half macho half romantic ways, his handsome virile figure helped him land roles in movies from the early twenties to 1982...
“ During my birthday dinner. It was his birthday as well. The waiters got their workout singing 'Happy Birthday' twice in an evening. Great Italian food. ” - OnlyRocknRoll
Don Ameche
Actor, Cocoon
Don Ameche was a versatile and popular American film actor in the 1930s and '40s, usually as the dapper, mustached leading man. He was also popular as a radio master of ceremonies during this time. As his film popularity waned in the 1950s, he continued working in theater and some TV. His film career...
“ A regular at 8:00 a.m. Sunday Mass & Communion until he passed on. ” - OnlyRocknRoll
“ In my favorite used book store, which is now out of business. ” - OnlyRocknRoll
Norman Fell
Born in 1924, Norman Fell studied acting in New York City. He moved to Hollywood in 1958, appeared in four television series and more than 20 made-for-TV movies, but he was best known as Mr. Roper on the hit series Three's Company - a role that won him a Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actor. Diagnosed with cancer, Norman Fell was 74 when he died on December 13, 1998.
“ At a movie matinee where he and his wife had a fight before the movie started and then ended up sitting apart. ” - OnlyRocknRoll
Geneviève Bujold
Actress, Dead Ringers
Genevieve Bujold spent her first twelve school years in Montreal's oppressive Hochelaga Convent, where opportunities for self-expression were limited to making welcoming speeches for visiting clerics. As a child she felt 'as if I were in a long dark tunnel trying to convince myself that if I could ever get out there was light ahead'...
“ Getting out of her car on Wilshire Blvd. as I was walking by. ” - OnlyRocknRoll
Peter Strauss
Peter Strauss has focused on theater for the last few years. He recently performed the role of Leonardo da Vinci in "Divine Rivalry" at Hartford Stage, Ben Bradlee in "Top Secret: The Battle for the Pentagon Papers" for the New York Theater Workshop, Sigmund Freud in "Sabina" for Primary Stages and in "The Outgoing Tide" as an Alzheimer's patient for the Delaware Theater and Primary Stages in NY...
“ Walking around Westwood, CA ” - OnlyRocknRoll
“ Walking around Westwood, CA ” - OnlyRocknRoll
Scott Glenn
Scott Glenn was born January 26, 1941, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, to Elizabeth and Theodore Glenn, a salesman. As he grew up in Appalachia, his health was poor; he was bedridden for a year and doctors predicted he would limp for the rest of his life. During long periods of illness, Glenn was reading a lot and "dreaming of becoming Lord Byron"...
“ Right ahead of me in line in Tower Records. ” - OnlyRocknRoll
Linda Hamilton
Born in Salisbury, Maryland, USA, following high school Linda studied for two years at Washington College in Chestertown, Maryland, before moving on to acting studies in New York. In New York she attended acting workshops given by Lee Strasberg. Her first parts were small parts in TV series, with her biggest break coming with her role in The Terminator...
“ Sat in front of me at a movie. Thankfully, she's short. ” - OnlyRocknRoll
Conchata Ferrell
It took 30 years since it was first predicted, but Conchata Ferrell finally achieved television stardom, albeit of the supporting variety, as the housekeeper "Berta" in the situation-comedy Two and a Half Men. Ferrell originally had been tipped for stardom with her turn as the prostitute "April" in the Norman Lear-produced series Hot L Baltimore...
“ In the audience at Grauman's Chinese Theater. You couldn't mistake that laugh anywhere. That's what made me look over. ” - OnlyRocknRoll
Jeff Goldblum
Jeffrey Lynn Goldblum was born October 22, 1952 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, one of four children of Shirley (Temeles), a radio broadcaster who also ran an appliances firm, and Harold L. Goldblum, a doctor. His father was of Russian Jewish descent and his mother was of Austrian Jewish ancestry. Goldblum began his career on the New York stage after moving to the city at age seventeen...
“ Exiting an elevator at UCLA Medical Center as I was entering it. Head and shoulders above everyone else in the elevator. ” - OnlyRocknRoll
Anthony Franciosa
Actor, Tenebre
Tony Franciosa was born Anthony Papaleo on October 25, 1928, in New York City. His parents divorced shortly after his birth, and he never really knew his father. After graduating high school, Franciosa's route to his acting career began on a serendipitous route: during a visit to a YMCA to take a free dance lesson...
“ In the lobby of my office with his son. They didn't look alike, but their voices were almost identical. ” - OnlyRocknRoll
“ Being wheeled in a chair into UCLA Medical Center. ” - OnlyRocknRoll
Neil Diamond
Soundtrack, Shrek
Neil Leslie Diamond was born in the Coney Island section of Brooklyn, New York City, on January 24, 1941. His father, Akeeba "Kieve" Diamond, was a dry-goods merchant. Both he and wife Rose were Jewish immigrants from Poland. The Diamond family temporarily relocated to Cheyenne, Wyoming, because of Kieve Diamond's military service during World War II...
“ Going up the elevator with him and his mother in the UCLA Dental Clinic. ” - OnlyRocknRoll
Faye Dunaway
Actress, Chinatown
She is one of the great models who transitioned successfully into acting! "Thomas Crown Affair" being one of the greatest performances causing all to take notice! Playing intelligent women with ability to match her contemporary male powerful counterparts into in-depth presence of the changes appearing...
“ By phone at my office. ” - OnlyRocknRoll
Paul Henreid
Actor, Casablanca
The son of aristocratic banker Baron Carl Alphons and Marie Luise von Hernried, Paul grew up in Vienna and studied at the prestigious Maria Theresa Academy (graduating in 1927) and the Institute of Graphic Arts. For four years, he worked as translator and book designer for a publishing outfit run by Otto Preminger...
“ By phone at my office. Very formal and polite. ” - OnlyRocknRoll
Eric Braeden
Eric Braeden is a German actor in America who began his career playing Nazis and eventually became a star of daytime soap operas. Born Hans Gudegast in Kiel, Germany, during the Second World War, he was a superb athlete who excelled in track-and-field events. As a teenager, he immigrated to the United States and worked in Texas and Montana as a translator...
“ Always identified himself by phone as Hans Gudegast. Very polite. ” - OnlyRocknRoll
Carol Lawrence
Carol Lawrence defines the term "Triple Crown". An actress, singer and dancer of the first magnitude, she created the role of "Maria" in the Leonard Bernstein/Jerome Robbins Broadway classic, "West Side Story". She went on to star in numerous other Broadway productions, including "Saratoga", "Subways Are For Sleeping"...
“ In the lobby of my office. I think that she applied her makeup with a trowel. She was rude and nasty. ” - OnlyRocknRoll
“ In the lobby of my office. I was surprised at how short he was. ” - OnlyRocknRoll
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
Actor, Airplane!
Legendary US NBA basketball player with the Milwaukee Bucks (1969-1975) and the Los Angeles Lakers (1975-1989), the 7' 2" Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (born Lew Alcindor) has made numerous guest appearances on US TV shows including Man from Atlantis, 21 Jump Street, Tales from the Darkside and Scrubs. However...
“ Twice

1. Walking up Wisconsin Ave. on his way to the Buck's office
2. By phone at my office ” - OnlyRocknRoll
Mariska Hargitay
Mariska (Ma-rish-ka) Magdolna Hargitay was born on January 23, 1964, in Santa Monica, California. Her parents are Mickey Hargitay and Jayne Mansfield. She is the youngest of their three children. In June 1967, Mariska and her brothers Zoltan and Mickey Jr. were in the back seat of a car when it was involved in the fatal accident which killed her mother...
“ In my office for an appt. ” - OnlyRocknRoll
Laura Dern
Actress, Jurassic Park
Laura Dern was born on February 10, 1967 in Los Angeles, the daughter of actors Bruce Dern and Diane Ladd. Dern was exposed to movie sets and the movie industry from infancy, and obtained several bit parts as a child. Her parents divorced when Dern was two and Dern lost contact with her father for several years as a result...
“ In my office for an appt. ” - OnlyRocknRoll
CCH Pounder
Actress, Avatar
CCH Pounder (the CCH standing for Carol Christine Hilaria, her birth name). As can be said of other similarly styled actresses such as Alfre Woodard and Cicely Tyson, most of Pounder's characters are enriched with these same positive attributes and it is a testament to this actress' abilities that she continues on such a high plane in a nearly three-decade career...
“ At the Hollywood Farmer's Market. ” - OnlyRocknRoll
John Lithgow
If "born to the theater" has meaning in determining a person's life path, then John Lithgow is a prime example of this truth. He was born in Rochester, New York, to Sarah Jane (Price), an actress, and Arthur Washington Lithgow III, who was both a theatrical producer and director. John's father was born in Puerto Plata...
“ Walking his dog on the UCLA campus, letting it take a dump and then leaving the pile there for the groundskeepers to have to dispose of it. I guess he couldn't afford to buy a poop scoop. There was a blind student there at the same time who ALWAYS cleaned up after her dog. ” - OnlyRocknRoll
“ I was sitting at a bus stop and she and Robert Culp were at the red light. They were having a very animated fight. I think the car was a Bentley. ” - OnlyRocknRoll
Robert Culp
Tall, slim and exceedingly good-looking American leading man Robert Culp, a former cartoonist in his teen years, appeared off-Broadway in the 1950s before settling into polished, clean-cut film leads and "other man" supports a decade later. Hitting the popular TV boards in the hip, racially ground-breaking espionage program I Spy...
“ See above. ” - OnlyRocknRoll
Charlton Heston
Actor, Ben-Hur
With features chiseled in stone, and renowned for playing a long list of historical figures, particularly in Biblical epics, the tall, well built and ruggedly handsome Charlton Heston was one of Hollywood's greatest leading men and remained active in front of movie cameras for over sixty years. As a Hollywood star...
“ In a bookstore. He was signing whatever book it was that he wrote. I certainly didn't buy it. In fact, I left the store because his presence was causing too much crowding and noise. ” - OnlyRocknRoll
Jack Nicholson
Jack Nicholson, an American actor, producer, director and screenwriter, is a three-time Academy Award winner and twelve-time nominee. Nicholson is also notable for being one of two actors - the other being Michael Caine - who have received Oscar nomination in every decade from the 1960s through the early 2000s...
“ In the booth behind ours at the original El Cholo restaurant. ” - OnlyRocknRoll
“ Exiting his car on Wilshire Blvd. and having an argument with his female companion. ” - OnlyRocknRoll
Tony Bill
Director, Flyboys
He graduated in 1962 from the University of Notre Dame with majors in English and Art. Tony began his career in the film industry as an actor. His acting years were distinguished by the quality of the directors who chose him for their films, including Steven Spielberg and Francis Ford Coppola. Tony wanted to become a filmmaker...
“ Exiting a movie premiere on Hollywood Blvd. Can't remember what film that was, but it was when he was an actor not a director. ” - OnlyRocknRoll
Arnold Schwarzenegger
With an almost unpronounceable surname and a thick Austrian accent, who would have ever believed that a brash, quick talking bodybuilder from a small European village would become one of Hollywood's biggest stars, marry into the prestigious Kennedy family, amass a fortune via shrewd investments and one day be the Governor of California!...
“ Arriving late at Easter Mass with his wife. They both had wet hair. A couple of 'once a year Catholics'. ” - OnlyRocknRoll
“ See above.

I also met one of her brothers when visiting a couple of friends at their university during Easter break. He was a nasty piece of work. Apparently he couldn't stand girls getting better grades than he did. ” - OnlyRocknRoll
Barbara Billingsley
Born Barbara Lillian Combes, she attended Los Angeles Junior College in the mid-1930s and then moved to New York City, where she worked as a model. In 1945, she received a contract from MGM, and she appeared in several films during the late 1940s and 1950s, sometimes without screen credit. In the 1950s...
“ In church. ” - OnlyRocknRoll
Kathleen Freeman
Actress, Shrek
Kathleen Freeman's introduction to show business came very early in life. Her parents were vaudevillians, and she made her debut at age 2 in their act. Later she attended UCLA with intentions of becoming a pianist, but was bitten by the acting bug and never looked back. She gained experience on stage in various stock and repertory companies...
“ In church ” - OnlyRocknRoll
Rock Hudson
Actor, Giant
Rock Hudson was born Roy Harold Scherer, Jr. in Winnetka, Illinois, to Katherine (Wood), a telephone operator, and Roy Harold Scherer, an auto mechanic. He was of German, Swiss-German, English, and Irish descent. His parents divorced when he was eight years old. He failed to obtain parts in school plays because he couldn't remember lines...
“ After a movie, we went to La Fonda restaurant and they were having a birthday party for him. All men at the table---that was the first thing that I noticed after hearing his voice. His voice was the best thing about him after his height. ” - OnlyRocknRoll
Esther Williams
Esther Jane Williams was born on August 8, 1921 in Inglewood, California. Her youth was spent as a teenage swimming champion and she won three United States National championships. She eventually was spotted by a MGM talent scout while working in a Los Angeles department store. She made her film debut with MGM in an "Andy Hardy" picture called Andy Hardy's Double Life...
“ In church ” - OnlyRocknRoll
“ When her father was the Registrar at UCLA. ” - OnlyRocknRoll
Prince Charles
Prince Charles was born November 14, 1948. His first military services appointment was in 1969. His favorite food is scrambled eggs and he likes to drink whiskey. He enjoys going to Scotland, UK; Klosters, Switzerland; and the Eleuthra in the Caribbean. He enjoys hunting, shooting, fishing, polo, skiing, painting, writing and reading...
“ On a tour of L.A. After eating food in Olvera St., the reporter asked him what he thought of Mexican food. His reply: "I assure you that I shall never forget it." Hysterical! He was probably in the loo for hours after! ” - OnlyRocknRoll
“ Taking a tour of the UCLA campus. She was heavily pregnant at the time and wearing an ugly, dark brown maternity dress. Oh, and her husband was with her as well. ” - OnlyRocknRoll
“ See above ” - OnlyRocknRoll
“ One time mayor of L.A. on his way into lunch at the UCLA Faculty Center. I had to restrain myself from giving him a swift kick in the slats. ” - OnlyRocknRoll
Ronald Reagan
Production Manager, General Electric Theater
Ronald Reagan had quite a prolific career, having catapulted from a Warner Bros. contract player and television star, into serving as president of the Screen Actors Guild, the governorship of California (1967-1975), and lastly, two terms as President of the United States (1981-1989). Ronald Wilson Reagan was born in Tampico...
“ Not exactly seen. During the unfortunate time that he was president, he used to fly into SM airport and cause horrible traffic jams on Olympic Blvd. When his window tinted limo finally passed me, I knew the traffic jam was almost over. I started listening to traffic radio during those years so I could avoid him when he came to town. ” - OnlyRocknRoll
Shirley Knight
Two time Academy Award® nominee, Golden Globe® Winner (3 time nominee), 3 time Emmy winner (7 time nominee); As Good as It Gets, Paul Blart: Mall Cop, Grandma's Boy Miss Knight was born in Gossell, Kansas the 5th of July 1936. She spent her young life in Mitchell, Kansas and later lived in Lyons, Kansas where she graduated from high school...
“ Buying bedding plants at Home Depot. ” - OnlyRocknRoll
Jacqueline Bisset
Actress, Bullitt
Jacqueline Bisset has been an international film star since the late 1960s. She received her first roles mainly because of her stunning beauty, but over time she has become a fine actress respected by fans and critics alike. Bisset has worked with directors John Huston, François Truffaut, George Cukor and Roman Polanski...
“ In Pier 1 Imports ” - OnlyRocknRoll
“ When he was an actor not a writer. ” - OnlyRocknRoll
Frances Reid
Born in Wichita Falls, Texas, and was raised in Berkeley, California, she attended/graduated at The Pasadena Community Playhouse where her major was acting, and she pursued her career immediately. The Emmy Award nominee who has played Alice Horton for the entire 37 years that Days of Our Lives has been on the air...
“ Dressing down the pharmacist at Sav-On because her prescription wasn't ready. It had been called in the day before. ” - OnlyRocknRoll
Robert Forster
Robert Forster was born Robert Wallace Foster, Jr. in Rochester, New York, to Grace Dorothy (Montanarella) and Robert Wallace Foster, Sr., who worked as an elephant trainer and baking supply company executive. He is of English, Irish, and Italian descent. Forster first become interested in acting while attending Rochester's Madison High School...
“ Passed him walking up Fairfax Ave. He said 'Good Morning". I was trying to hold down my hat in the high wind and didn't click who he was for half a block. ” - OnlyRocknRoll
“ In church. ” - OnlyRocknRoll
Kim Darby
Actress, True Grit
The child of professional dancers, Kim Darby began her career studying dance with her father, as well as Nico Charisse. At fourteen, she was granted special admission to Tony Barr's acting workshop at Desilu Studios on the Paramount Pictures lot. He wrote later that it was her remarkable openness...
“ Attended the same high school as my older sister. ” - OnlyRocknRoll
Jo Anne Worley
This tall (with piled-on jet-black hair), attractive, tunnel-mouthed comedienne is a one-of-a-kind commodity and certainly no shrinking violet when it comes to entertaining. Unapologetically, she adores the center stage...and vice versa -- the stage loves her. Like several of her Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In cohorts...
“ In church ” - OnlyRocknRoll
Desi Arnaz Jr.
Desi Arnaz Jr. has lived in Boulder City, Nevada, since 1986, where he owns the Historic Boulder Theatre and helps direct non-profit Boulder City Ballet Company (BCBC) with his wife, Amy Arnaz. Boulder Theatre was built in 1932 during the construction of Hoover Dam and operated as a movie theatre until it could no longer compete with the new...
“ Was fat and porky as an adolescent. He came to my elementary and secondary schools to see certain girls. Dino, Desi, and Billy were a joke. I was listening to the Rolling Stones, the Kinks, and the Yardbyrds! ” - OnlyRocknRoll
“ We attended the same high school. An awful person who had no idea that everyone wasn't rich. Did she actually graduate? She wasn't at the ceremony. Quote to her classmates: "You must have a 20$ bill lying around some place." Was sent home from school for wearing a black leather mini skirt and a low cut blouse on 'free dress day'. She knew better than that at a Catholic secondary school. I always figured she did it on purpose as a way of getting out of school for a day. ” - OnlyRocknRoll
Katey Sagal
An extremely gifted and versatile performer adept at both comedy and drama, actress/singer Katey Sagal became a household name in the late 1980s as the fabulously brazen, undomesticated Peg Bundy on the enduring Fox series Married with Children. During its lengthy run, she received three Golden Globe and two American Comedy Award nominations...
“ Singing in a night club in Venice, CA ” - OnlyRocknRoll
“ In a Jamba Juice ” - OnlyRocknRoll
“ The judge during the infamous O.J. Simpson trial. He and his wife were shopping at OSH. ” - OnlyRocknRoll
Mary Lou Retton
Mary Lou Retton (born January 24, 1968) is a retired American gymnast. At the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, she won a gold medal in the individual all-around competition, as well as two silver medals and two bronze medals. Her performance made her one of the most popular athletes in the United States...
“ When she was an undergrad at UCLA. ” - OnlyRocknRoll
Mitchell Gaylord
Mitch Gaylord first thrilled the world in 1984 when he led the United States Olympic gymnastics team to its Gold Medal victory. In addition to being the first American Gymnast in history to score a Perfect "10", Mitch went on to capture a Silver medal for Vaulting and two Bronze medals for Rings and Parallel Bars...
“ When he was an undergrad at UCLA ” - OnlyRocknRoll
Mark Harmon
Actor, NCIS
Thomas Mark Harmon was born in Burbank, California on September 2, 1951 to football player and broadcaster Tom Harmon and actress Elyse Knox (née Kornbrath). Harmon played college football and found success as one of TV's hunkiest actors. While many of his roles have relied on good looks, Harmon was impressive as the suave doctor on St. Elsewhere who contracted AIDS...
“ Walking around the UCLA campus. ” - OnlyRocknRoll
“ In church ” - OnlyRocknRoll
Mary-Louise Parker
Actress, Weeds
Southern-bred Mary-Louise Parker, from Fort Jackson, South Carolina, was born on August 2, 1964, the youngest of four born to Judge John Morgan Parker and the former Caroline Louise Morell. She comes from Swedish, English, Scottish, Scotch-Irish, German, and Dutch ancestry. Her father's occupation took the family both around the country and abroad while growing up...
“ In church ” - OnlyRocknRoll
George Hamilton
Noted these days for his dashing, sporting, jet-setter image and perpetually bronzed skin tones in commercials, film spoofs and reality shows, George Hamilton was, at the onset, a serious contender for dramatic film stardom. Born George Stevens Hamilton in Memphis, TN, on August 12, 1939, the son of gregarious Southern belle beauty Ann (Stevens) Potter Hamilton Hunt Spaulding...
“ Waiting for Mary-Louise Parker after church ” - OnlyRocknRoll
“ When he was hired to be a redundant, over paid, and unecessary 2nd dean for the now defunct College of Fine Arts at UCLA. His real purpose was to facilitate the break up of the College into two Schools and get rid of some of the staff. Exactly what qualifications did he have to be an administrator in the field of Higher Education? And who was the NUT that hired him? Ruined the Academy Awards by turning it into an over the top, circus-like, extravaganza. ” - OnlyRocknRoll
“ In the lobby of my office ” - OnlyRocknRoll
“ Grocery shopping ” - OnlyRocknRoll
“ Grocery shopping

Very tall ” - OnlyRocknRoll
“ Shopping in Cost Plus ” - OnlyRocknRoll
Sylvester Stallone
Actor, Rocky
This athletically built, dark-haired American actor/screenwriter/director may never be mentioned by old-school film critics in the same breath as, say, Richard Burton or Alec Guinness; however, movie fans worldwide have been flocking to see Stallone's films for over 30 years, making "Sly" one of Hollywood's biggest-ever box office draws...
“ Standing in front of Gold's Gym in Santa Monica wearing the type of white outfit that male gymnasts wear. ” - OnlyRocknRoll
William Schallert
The son of Edwin Schallert, drama editor of the "Los Angeles Times" and the dean of West Coast critics, William Schallert became interested in an acting career while at UCLA in 1942. After graduation, he became involved with the Circle Theater (eventually becoming one of its owners) and made his film debut in The Foxes of Harrow...
“ In church ” - OnlyRocknRoll
“ Renting a video ” - OnlyRocknRoll
Hal Holbrook
Hal Holbrook is an Emmy- and Tony-Award winning actor who is one of the great craftsman of stage and screen. He is best known for his performance as Mark Twain, for which he won a Tony and the first of his ten Emmy Award nominations. Aside from the stage, Holbrook made his reputation primarily on television...
“ In the waiting room of my mothers' cardiac specialists office. ” - OnlyRocknRoll
Jackie Cooper
Actor, The Champ
Jackie Cooper was born John Cooper in Los Angeles, California, to Mabel Leonard, an Italian-American stage pianist, and John Cooper. Through his mother, he was the nephew of actress Julie Leonard, screenwriter Jack Leonard, and (by marriage) director Norman Taurog. Jackie served with the Navy in the South Pacific toward the end of World War II...
“ Making a left onto Wilshire from San Vicente driving one-handed because he was yapping into his car phone. Who knew how far out of control that bad habit was going to get! ” - OnlyRocknRoll
“ Saw her in the Hilton on Waikiki. EXTREMELY rude. ” - OnlyRocknRoll
“ Walking on Beverly Blvd. near Cedars Sinai. And yes, he was smoking a cigar. ” - OnlyRocknRoll
“ In church ” - OnlyRocknRoll
Marcia Wallace
Actress, The Simpsons
Some might have easily doled out the phrase "laughing on the outside, crying on the inside" to describe funny lady Marcia Wallace and her many uphill battles, in both life and career, over the past three-and-a-half decades, but the carrot-cropped comedienne, with the ever-toothy smile, remains optimistic to this day as she forges on...
“ In church ” - OnlyRocknRoll