June 16, 2005

Nice post here about a chance encounter with celebrity.

My own "brush with fame" story happened at intermission of Ragtime during its pre-Broadway run in Los Angeles. I was getting a drink, and heard someone call my name across the lobby. I turned, a bit too abruptly, and crashed right into Ann Miller, wearing her usual helmet of hair and the sparkliest gown I'd ever seen. Nothing spilled, thank god, and I started stammering out an apology. Miss Miller silenced me with an imperious wave of her hand, said, "Young man, it'll take a lot more than that to knock me down!" and swept back into the theater for Act II.

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