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Old 08-07-2006, 03:26 PM   #61
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First guess, Linus Pauling.
Nope, but wikipedia says you only have three (really two) more guesses.

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Old 08-07-2006, 03:33 PM   #62
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Nope, but wikipedia says you only have three (really two) more guesses.

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A guy, so not Curie.* This leaves John Bardeen and Frederick Sanger.* Bardeen, like Pauling,* is buried in a cemetary.* I'd go for Sanger, but isn't he alive?
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John Bardeen

Physics [1956]: Invention of Transistor
Physics [1972]: Theory of Superconductivity

Bardeen was also an important advisor to Xerox Corporation. Though quiet by nature, he took the uncharacteristic step of urging Xerox executives to keep their California research center, Xerox PARC, afloat when the parent company was suspicious that its research center would amount to little.

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A guy, so not Curie.* This leaves John Bardeen and Frederick Sanger.* Bardeen, like Pauling,* is buried in a cemetary.* I'd go for Sanger, but isn't he alive?
I didn't interpret "burried in the sand" to mean he was dead, but that he was playing on the beach.

I met John Bardeen once in a bowling alley. He was a pretty playful and nice guy. I could see him letting someone bury him in the sand.

Huh . . . maybe I should have included this meeting in the "are you famous" thread.
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John Bardeen

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Yup. To clarify for Martha, I met him in 1987. My second cousin and I were at a posh resort, and decided we wanted to bury someone in the sand -- the resort had a bunch of pools, one of which had an artificial beach. So we went up to this old guy sitting on the sandy fake beach and asked if we could bury him in the sand. He said sure. So as we were burying him in the sand we were chatting with him and eventually found out who he was. *Really* nice guy. Sorry to see that he passed away in 1991.

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Man, talk about reading a post wrong. I wondered why you would put a dead guy in the sand.
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I have been on gigs in backing bands/orchestras for:Mel Torme, Lyle Lovett, Joni Mitchell, Amy Grant, Barry Manilow, Donny Osmond;

pit orchestras for shows with:Robert Urich, Alan Thicke, Keith Carradine, Haley Mills, Marilou Henner, Carol Kane ( my tuba playing friend got his ass grabbed by Carol Channing)

symphonic concerts with Yo-Yo Ma, Itzhak Perlman, Jessye Norman

On my last show, Julie Andrews came down to meet and talk with the band and I was on break and missed it!#@!

In general the Hollywood headliners will meet the band, and then we just leave them be, but the recording artists will generally be quite friendly and interact with the local musicians.
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Mel Torme, Lyle Lovett, Joni Mitchell
Should've quit while you were ahead... :P

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Amy Grant, Barry Manilow, Donny Osmond
Maybe Amy Grant's hubby, Vince Gill. Hellacious guitar player!
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Ran into Andy Williams coming out of the bathroom in Branson, MO and sat next to Yakov Smirnoff at same restaurant. Had a nice chat with Rusty Wallace at Jim Stafford's theater in Branson. (althought this Rusty Wallace was a school teacher in Branson).
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Oh, decended from a Colonel in George Washington's army, but hey, who isn't?
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I'm descended on my mother's side from Portuguese nobility and related to John de Brito http://www.catholic-forum.com/saints/saintj56.htm

It's really not a big deal - it's just portuguese nobility and he is a lesser known saint, I mean there are 5,161 of them, so its not that special, but still I got that going for me....
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Oh, decended from a Colonel in George Washington's army, but hey, who isn't?
OK, you started it....

I'm related to one of the staff members of the US Army Infantry Training School shown in this picture. I'll give you the names of three of them:

Front row - second from left, Joseph W. Stillwell; center, George C. Marshall
Back row - second from left, Omar N. Bradley



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Hey REW,

Isn't that John Stewart of "The Daily Show" on front row at the right?

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Isn't that John Stewart of "The Daily Show" on front row at the right?
I don't think so. But it might be his grandpa!

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...... about 5 years ago, when I lived in Sand Canyon Ca- a few miles from where I live now - my next door neighbor was 'Steady Eddie' Murray, the former Oriole and Dodger player. He was so low key that I didn't even know who he was until a friend of mine, a huge LA Dodger's fan, saw him taking the trash out one day. My friend got so excited that he nearly tackled him! Turned out he was a terrific guy (and he had a beautiful wife, I HAD noticed her!) Anyway, the next day my friend ran to the local sporting goods store and purchased a dozen or so baseballs that Eddie was gracious enough to autograph for us.

BTW, living in Los Angeles I see alot of celebrities. I am very cool about it and hardly say a thing to them. But I have a few stories......here is a little one....

I ran into Nicholas Cage in Sherman Oaks Ca about a year and half ago. He was in a 'powder blue' convertible Rolls Royce -a POWDER freakin' BLUE Rolls Royce CONVERTIBLE! a 300K car! anyway, there he was, waiting at the red light right next to my wife and I. He was in the right lane we were in the left. we were at the corner of Woodman and the 101 fwy heading south on woodman. As we pulled up next to him, my gorgeous wife rolled the window down and said "Hey Nick! does that thing run as smooth as it looks?" and batted her eyelashes at him....... He had his right hand on the wheel. turned, cocked his head to his left, lowered his aviator shades and, ever the cool cat, paused for a pregnant few seconds, and said in his best Nick Caqe 'movie' voice, " Ihtsa very nishe car". then he flipped his glasses back over his eyes as the light turned green and ...bye bye baby, as he peeled off into the distance! We laughed about it for weeks aftewards. He was soooo very very cooooool......My wife says I do a fair imitation of him...."ihtsa very nishe car" ......lol....
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I just got a letter from Who's Who asking me to complete a questionaire updating my biographical information for their new Global Directory of Who's Who. I get these requests for one of their publications every other year or so. Recently, they send me electronic versions of the requests too. Since I never buy any of these publications, I have no idea whether my information shows up in the books. I've always suspected that they publish names of people who ask them how to buy the books.

Since I'm not famous and can't imagine why anyone would use a Who's Who publication to learn about me, I assume that these mailings go out to a lot of people. So does anyone else get these requests?

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So does anyone else get these requests?
I have gotten them a couple of times, and I'm not the least bit famous, not even in my own mind.

I can't imagine who would ever refer to Who's Who for any serious purpose.

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So does anyone else get these requests?
I've always assumed it was a scam. The fact that I started getting requests around age 12 was a tip off. They must figure that people will buy the book to see their name in print.
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I never see famous people :/

Though I swear I seen the croc hunter crazy guy at the airport one time. Either that or his damn twin. Does he have two little children?
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