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Rearview Mirror: Readers relate their brush with fame in meeting VIPs

  • COURTESY RONALD REAGAN LIBRARY / 1983 
                                President Ronald Reagan jokes with boxer Muhammad Ali. Gloria Young said she met Ali at the East-West Center and that he had very large, warm, rough hands.

    COURTESY RONALD REAGAN LIBRARY / 1983

    President Ronald Reagan jokes with boxer Muhammad Ali. Gloria Young said she met Ali at the East-West Center and that he had very large, warm, rough hands.

  • ABC Television
                                Joseph Coconate met actor Troy Donahue, above, when he was on Kauai filming “Hawaiian Eye” in the 1960s.

    ABC Television

    Joseph Coconate met actor Troy Donahue, above, when he was on Kauai filming “Hawaiian Eye” in the 1960s.

  • U.S. ARMY 
                                Peggy Aurand said she sat on Gen. Omar Bradley’s knee when she was 7 years old in 1950.

    U.S. ARMY

    Peggy Aurand said she sat on Gen. Omar Bradley’s knee when she was 7 years old in 1950.

Recently, I wrote about locals who crossed paths with Paul McCartney, Elvis Presley, James MacArthur and Helen Hayes. Several readers wrote to tell me about their star-crossed experiences. Read more

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