I have seen (up close, I mean) Marion Ross (Marion Cunningham from Happy Days); Loretta Lynn, Bucky (hee hee) and Mike Wallace all at the Twin Cities airport. In LA I have seen Jada Pinkett Smith, Joely Fischer, Ian Ziering and several character actors where I know their faces but not their names. Probably the biggest star I have ever seen was Hilary Swank at a cafe in Hollywood in January, when I was there for sales training. Another big celeb I saw on that trip was Spike Lee.
A group of us were walking out of a hotel in Hollywood and someone said, "Hey! That was Spike Lee!" and I said, "Really? You know what's funny? His real name is Shelton Lee and my husband's name is Lee Shelton!" and they said, "Well, that's a good enough reason to go talk to him! Let's go!" I was like, "Wha?" and before I knew it, I was getting my picture taken with him! I told him that I knew his name was Shelton Lee and that my husband's name is Lee Shelton. He said, "Lee Shelton, huh? Hmm" and that was that.
Years ago, Lee had told me that he read that Spike's real name was Shelton and I said, "That will be a funny story to tell Spike some day!" and we laughed. Who knew I actually would tell him?!
Thought y'all would get a kick out of this story! :) I know he doesn't look thrilled to be in the pic with me, but I guess it is common for him not to smile for posed pictures. I am sure he was tickled pink to make my acquaintance! If I had known we were supposed to look stoic, I could have pulled out that look - bummer! That would have been funny!