Saturday, May 30, 2009

Celeb sightings

So, last weekend when we were out with our photogs (see previous post), we ran into Miley Cyrus. This got me to thinking about how we used to run into celebs ALL. THE. TIME. So often that we had an annual column in our Holiday newsletter detailing the encounters!

We've kept a running list -- a list that is now like 15 years old -- on an old piece of notebook paper on our fridge. I thought you might get a kick out of seeing who's on it.

This is in somewhat chronological order, starting around 1990, and coming to a virtual standstill when we moved from Burbank to Northridge. ;-)

Hal Holbrook -- Brand Library
Shari Belafonte -- Ventura Blvd.
Daniel J. Travanti -- Norton-Simon Museum
Dustin Hoffman -- Monica 4-plex theater
Corbin Bernsen -- Rose Bowl Flea Market
Bo Derek -- Sebastian International headquarters
Ian Buchanan -- Rose Bowl Flea Market
Paul Dandridge*
Ernest Borgnine -- 101 fwy, in a mercedes with the plates BORG9
Jay Leno -- several times, on freeways in various vehicles
Kelly Lange*
Bob Hope -- several times around Burbank & Toluca Lake
Judith Light -- 3rd St. Promenade
Rick Chambers*
Fritz Coleman*
Curtis Armstrong -- bookstore at the old Golden Mall in Burbank
Gary Coleman -- Islands, Burbank
Doug Savant -- can't remember where!
Maureen McCormick -- Virgin Megastore Sunset
Hal Fishman -- Virgin Megastore Sunset
Will Smith -- in a San Diego elevator
Bree Walker & Jim Lampley -- Longs Drugs Burbank
Rob Morrow -- LA County Museum of Art
Mark Thompson of radio's "Mark & Brian" -- Northridge Mall
Dr. George Fishbeck* -- 101 fwy; licence plate said KABC7
Richard Simmons -- in white Corvette, plate said YRUFAT
John Goodman -- Burbank Airport
Robin Christopher (soap actress) -- Burbank Vons
Shelly Duvall -- near Studio City DuPar's
Carla Aragon* -- Burbank gas station
Joe Rico* -- Pavilions Burbank
Avery Schreiber -- at a restaurant in Santa Barbara
Grant Schaud -- Burbank Vons
Grant Show -- Burbank Vons
Stu Nahan -- Solley's Sherman Oaks
Ellen Cleghorne -- Burbank Vons
Rosalind Chao -- LAX
Ira Reiner (local politician) -- Toluca Lake Bob's
Louis Farakhan -- O'Hare Airport
Barbie Benton -- The Music Center
Billy Crystal -- at Penn & Teller show
Daniel Petrocelli (celeb attorney of sorts) -- Starbucks Northridge
Ron Howard & parents -- Mo's Burbank
Marta Waller* -- Hollywood Bowl bus
Barry Gordon -- can't remember where
Dylan McDermott -- Toluca Lake Starbucks
Lisa Welchel -- Starbucks Valencia
Reese Witherspoon -- Storyopolis Beverly Hills
Roddy McDowall -- BookStar in Studio city
Dan Schneider -- Ventura Blvd. in his Miata
Eric Spillman* -- Starbucks Northridge
John Sununu -- Sheraton Torrey Pines
Laurie Metcalf -- Vons Burbank
Merrill Markoe -- AMC Santa Monica
Lou Diamond Phillips -- at Ev's old preschool
Jodie Foster -- Griffith Park carousel
Marcia Clark (notable attorney) -- Bloomingdale's Sherman Oaks
Frank Sinatra Jr. -- Nate & Al's deli in Beverly Hills

David Clennon -- Ventura Blvd. in Sherman Oaks
Ron Rifkin -- The Music Center
Penny Marshall -- Rutles concert
Peter Bonerz -- Rutles concert

Miley Cyrus -- Old Pasadena

* denotes local news personality

I may hafta revise this later, cuz we KNOW there are people we're forgetting...


Uncle Zeke said...

My heart skipped a beat, when I THOUGHT I read Paul Buchanan. It seems there is a Paul and a Mr. Buchanan right next to each other. Anyhow, my eyes deceived me... I thought you had happened across the singer of The Blue Nile. That would have been impressive. ALMOST as impressive as... ummmm... Lou Diamond Phillips.

Christa said...

I don't know who most of these people are :(

DonnaL said...

Don't forget Robert Davi, at No-Ridge Starbucks!

I saw Lou Diamond Philips at at Kabuki Sushi...

Kate said...

Yeah! Robert Davi, and I ALSO forgot that we saw David Carradine at the GoodGuys over by ChiChi's!