I, Don Voth, started a list of famous people I've met or seen through the years. Thinking you might find it interesting, I decided to blog it. (The italicized ones I met or at least had eye contact with.)
1948: When PRESIDENT HARRY S. TRUMAN was running for re-election, he was campaigning in his presidential stretch '39 Lincoln V-12 in a motorcade in Oklahoma City.
He didn't see me and I thought he should. So, I yelled at him and he turned around and waved at me! I was seven.
1952: Shook hands with •JIMMY STEWART at the National Air Show in Oklahoma City.
1956: Talked to and shook hands with •FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT at an Oklahoma University Architecture School lecture. I was in high school.
1962: At my graduation from Westminster College in Fulton, Missouri, •DEAN RUSK, Kennedy's Secretary of State, was the keynote speaker and shook my hand as I received my diploma.
1965: Shook hands with •ARCHITECT MIES VAN DER ROHE on a tour of Chicago with my OU Architecture School senior class.
1966: Saw 'Unsinkable Molly Brown' with TAMMY GRIMES.
1966: During the filming of 'Throughly Modern Mille', I saw JULIE ANDREWS decend a brownstone's staircase in NYC.
1968: Went to a White House lawn reception for my cousin, QUEEN ELIZABETH II. Asked FIRST LADY 'LADY BIRD' JOHNSON to pose for a photograph. It was excellent—I sent it to her. (I never heard from her!)
1969: Saw BETTE MIDLER singing, with BARRY MANILOW playing the piano, in a New York City cabaret.
1970: I saw STARKWEATHER in a state penitentiary while doing Technical Assistance for Nebraska.
1970: •ME on the cover of 'Time' magazine regarding the popularity of ship cruising.
Albeit I appeared very tiny because shown was the entire deck of the ship with about 600 people! Talked to •PRINCE EGON VON FURSTENBERG.
Next, More to come.