I've rubbed elbows with.... Governor George Wallace - I have memories of him tossing me up in the air when I was 3/4/5 years old & asking me, "How's my little tow-head doing?" ...Governor Bill Clinton (pre-presidency), Senator Al Gore (pre-vice-presidency), Elton John, 2 Archbishops & a published writer. The published writer prays for me ALL the time.... I haven't decided if that's a good thing or not. And one of the Archbishops, who was one of my dearest friends EVAH, used to try to convert me to the dark side of Rush Limbaughism. He never succeeded. He did, however, convert me posthumously (posthumously on his part, not mine) to a rich & wonderful Catholic faith. He was smooth that way; snuck in the back door, took me by surprise. ;-p
Oh, I literally bumped into Ted Koppel once, but that's not enough elbow rubbing to count. He just raised an eyebrow at me, I apologized & we moved on.
I've met a number of local athletes because of a couple of charities I was involved with.
Dined with the ex-Mayor, now Governor.
I've met Phil Keoghan (The Amazing Race) and Bryan Cranston (Malcolm In The Middle). Both are friends of my Uncle.
I've shared elevators with Donald Trump and Timothy Hutton.
O, and, that lunch I had with a Senator from Illinois.
Let me think for a while. How famous do they have to be?
Country music people: Vince Gill, Diamond Rio, George Stait, Dolly Parton, Naomi Judd, Martina McBride, and Johnny Cash
Other music people: Jimmy Buffett, Neil Daimond and Darius Rucker
Movie stars: none
Politicains; Al Gore, Lamar Alexander, Bill Frist, Rep. John Tanner and former Senator Estes Kefauver