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Do You Have Any Famous Relatives?  
User currently offlinePs762 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (3 years 5 months 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 4269 times:

Hi!

This is kinda a stupid question sorry but was wondering if anyone on here has a famous relative at all. They don't have to be famous like George Clooney or Barack Obama just somewhat famous is fine.

Personally I don't really have any. I have an uncle who was like a surgeon but they don't really become famous except among medical professionals! I also have a cousin who has a 25 million dollar house and nowone knows what he does for a living but that is hopefully not infamous!

Many thanks.

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User currently offlinezippyjet From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (3 years 5 months 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 4180 times:

Michael Tucker (married to Jill Eikenberry who is a foot taller) from La Law fame. He's a third cousin.

User currently offlinePs762 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (3 years 5 months 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 4146 times:

Hi!

Many thanks. That is cool. I used to watch LA Law a lot. It was a cool show. Unfortunately it shows my age. Recently I met soneone in their 20s who works in law and I started asking them about LA Law and stuff and they didn't know what I was talking about!

Many thanks!


User currently offlineAaron747 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (3 years 5 months 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 4098 times:

My uncle in the San Francisco area is doing well in tech circles as an innovative designer of office space. His architectural firm made it big awhile back with a big contract for a good chunk of the interior design work for the Pixar headquarters. That project alone set the rest of his career on track.



His firm recently did this lovely building for a venture capital firm:



[Edited 2012-12-26 05:38:57]

User currently offlineSuperfly From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (3 years 5 months 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 4023 times:

Quoting Ps762 (Thread starter):
like a surgeon




              


This guy is your uncle?!?!??!  Wow!http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ET3Wb7CE0LU


I'm related to fmr. Congressman Harold Ford Jr.
I do not agree with a lot of his politics.


User currently offlineGeezer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (3 years 5 months 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 3953 times:

Quoting Ps762 (Thread starter):
They don't have to be famous like George Clooney or Barack Obama just somewhat famous is fine.

George who ? (boy, your idea of "who's famous" in the U.S. is really "strange" ! )

The closest I've come to any "famous relatives" is when I was in the Navy from Dec.'51 to Dec.'55; One of my friends and I met a couple of nice girls in the Boston Commons, ( a big park in downtown Boston, Mass. ) The girl I was "with" lived in Brooklyn, N.Y. and invited me to come to NYC on a week end, and stay with her and her family. I started going to NYC every few weeks, and on one trip down, she asked if I would like to go to the Metropolitan Opera and see "Carmen". ( I guess I had mentioned that I was fond of Opera, and that "Carmen" was one of my favorites ) Anyway, I said, "sure, I'd LOVE to go to the Met, but I'm just a "poor sailor", and going to the Met is VERY expensive!"

So she says, "oh, that's not a problem.......my aunt is IN the opera, and she'll give me free tickets"; well, that sounds just great, but are you sure that someone in the opera chorus can even GET free tickets ? To which she says, "oh, she's not in the chorus, she's singing the title roll, and her name is Rise' Stevens ! ( For anyone unfamiliar with Grand Opera in the 1950's, Rise' Stevens was THE leading soprano in the world at the time, and was VERY FAMOUS for her portrayal of "Carmen"! )

So we went to Manhattan Saturday evening,(from her home in Brooklyn), saw the opera, THEN were invited to "attend" a reception with a "few friends" in the "Star's" dressing room, ( the "few friends" turned out to be about half of the millionaires in NYC at he time,) and at that point, I had VERY meager experience "mingling" with millionaires; after all the "hoopla" over the opera was over with, Miss Stevens INSISTED that we "stay over" at "her place", and have brunch the next morning with a few more "friends"; "her place" turned out to be a HUGE suite at the Waldorf-Astoria !

So if you think all of these "rockers" "live well", check out how famous opera divas "live" !

Charley


User currently offlinePs762 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (3 years 5 months 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 3944 times:

Hi!

Many thanks for the replies. Is interesting to hear and stuff. Those Pixar headquaters look really nice. It's amazing what selling lots of DVD's can buy I guess!

Many thanks!


User currently offlinePSA53 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (3 years 5 months 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 3871 times:

Quoting Ps762 (Thread starter):
They don't have to be famous

How about infamous?

Jack Dragna.

Dragna was the "Don Of LA" for a couple of decades.He is related to another side of our family in which only my grandfather came across him,non-business(lol), and Dragna does come up in discussion from time to time.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jack_Dragna

I will call it rumors.This article calls his death a heart attack,,,,,

BTW-I put a contract out on Warren Beatty(lol) for casting Dragna's character so submissively to Siegal(Beatty) in "Bugsy".Not true.

Dragna's weakness was that he did not build up a network but was on the Commission as a peace gesture.


User currently offlineflipdewaf From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (3 years 5 months 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 3856 times:
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My dad was sorta famous,he won an Olympic gold medal.

Fred


User currently offlineMD11Engineer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (3 years 5 months 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 3853 times:

Quoting Geezer (Reply 5):
George who ? (boy, your idea of "who's famous" in the U.S. is really "strange" ! )

The closest I've come to any "famous relatives" is when I was in the Navy from Dec.'51 to Dec.'55; One of my friends and I met a couple of nice girls in the Boston Commons, ( a big park in downtown Boston, Mass. ) The girl I was "with" lived in Brooklyn, N.Y. and invited me to come to NYC on a week end, and stay with her and her family. I started going to NYC every few weeks, and on one trip down, she asked if I would like to go to the Metropolitan Opera and see "Carmen". ( I guess I had mentioned that I was fond of Opera, and that "Carmen" was one of my favorites ) Anyway, I said, "sure, I'd LOVE to go to the Met, but I'm just a "poor sailor", and going to the Met is VERY expensive!"

So she says, "oh, that's not a problem.......my aunt is IN the opera, and she'll give me free tickets"; well, that sounds just great, but are you sure that someone in the opera chorus can even GET free tickets ? To which she says, "oh, she's not in the chorus, she's singing the title roll, and her name is Rise' Stevens ! ( For anyone unfamiliar with Grand Opera in the 1950's, Rise' Stevens was THE leading soprano in the world at the time, and was VERY FAMOUS for her portrayal of "Carmen"! )

So we went to Manhattan Saturday evening,(from her home in Brooklyn), saw the opera, THEN were invited to "attend" a reception with a "few friends" in the "Star's" dressing room, ( the "few friends" turned out to be about half of the millionaires in NYC at he time,) and at that point, I had VERY meager experience "mingling" with millionaires; after all the "hoopla" over the opera was over with, Miss Stevens INSISTED that we "stay over" at "her place", and have brunch the next morning with a few more "friends"; "her place" turned out to be a HUGE suite at the Waldorf-Astoria !

So if you think all of these "rockers" "live well", check out how famous opera divas "live" !

Charley

Quite a damsell, this lady back then:


She is still alive and kicking btw.

Jan


User currently offlinealoha73g From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (3 years 5 months 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 3847 times:

MLB All-Star & World Series Champion Shane Victorino is a cousin of mine...his grandma and my grandma are 1st cousins.

-Aloha!


User currently onlineSilver1SWA From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (3 years 5 months 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 3812 times:
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My half-sister (same dad) was step-cousins with Stone Temple Pilots front man, Scott Weiland, through her mother's side. They were pretty close through their teenage years and they still keep in touch. Whenever the band tours she tries to go and meet up with him back stage. I got to come along and meet him a few years ago.      

User currently offlinejetblueguy22 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (3 years 5 months 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 3803 times:
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My great uncle was on the 1932 New York Yankees World Series Team. Legend has it Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig had lunch at my Grandma's house one time while passing through town. Though part of me believes it is a fantasy. My uncle is a well known sales trainer/speaker named Brian Sullivan. Apparently he's got a pretty good following.
Blue


User currently offlinesteeler83 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (3 years 5 months 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 3796 times:

You all remember Everybody Loves Raymond? You remember Robert, played by Brad Garrett? Yeah, he's my wife's 2nd cousin; my father-in-law's first cousin. He is the son of my wife's grandmother's brother... I've already met him a few times. Most recently, I met him last year at a stand-up show in Atlantic City, and he brought his girlfriend. He hugged me and said, "welcome to the mishbucha (family)."

User currently offlinenws2002 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (3 years 5 months 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 3790 times:

Brian McFadden is my cousin of some variety. I have only met him once though.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brian_McFadden


User currently offlineAirAfreak From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (3 years 4 months 4 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 3642 times:

Friends, yes. Relatives, no. =[

User currently offlinesignol From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (3 years 4 months 4 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 3633 times:

My wife is directly related to the Bronte family, the writer sisters. We have a family tree at home.

signol


User currently offlinembmbos From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (3 years 4 months 4 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 3598 times:

My brother in law is a fairly well known actor. He's best known for his roles in sci-fi series.

User currently offlinesccutler From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (3 years 4 months 4 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 3588 times:

Not really.

My grandfather "invented" (not really an invention, per se, but devised the idea) the practice of sounding a chime precisely on the hour on radio. That was on WOR in New York. He also made star and sun charts used by Admiral Byrd in his Arctic and Antarctic expeditions. Naval architect by profession.

My only real claim to fame is that Superfly is my Brother From Another Mother.  


User currently offlinePC12Fan From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (3 years 4 months 4 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 3582 times:

My God Father's cousin is Micheal Dukakis, does that count?  

User currently offlineiFlyLOTs From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (3 years 4 months 4 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 3569 times:

I was once pulled over by Drew Peterson...
And if you go way back my grandmother on my fathers rise is related to the House of Radziwiłł which was at one point in history the royal family in Poland and Lithuania.


User currently offlinemham001 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 21, posted (3 years 4 months 4 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 3546 times:

Vice President under Abraham Lincoln.

User currently offlinekiwirob From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 22, posted (3 years 4 months 4 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 3537 times:

Quoting Geezer (Reply 5):
George who ? (boy, your idea of "who's famous" in the U.S. is really "strange" ! )

I'd say on a world wide scale George Clooney has far and away eclipsed the fame of your singer lady (who I had never heard of until I read what you wrote).

Going back a fair way my most famous relative was John III Comyn, Lord of Badenoch otherwise know as the Red Comyn, he was the chap Robert the Bruce stabbed to death in Greyfriars Church in Dumfries.


User currently offlineSmokinL1011 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 23, posted (3 years 4 months 4 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 3418 times:

I have a 2nd cousin we would consider famous here on A.net....

He was a JFK based 707 pilot for Pan Am in the 60s and 70s, went to the 747 in the mid 70s. He also worked on the L15 in the 80s doing South American runs.   


User currently offlineDeltaMD90 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 24, posted (3 years 4 months 4 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 3414 times:

I can honestly say I have no famous family OR friends. The most famous person I've ever met was probably Jimmy Carter on an elementary or middle school trip when I was young, and all I did was shake his hand (I think.) Pretty lame

User currently offlineatrude777 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 25, posted (3 years 4 months 4 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 3390 times:

Great Uncle on Dad's Side--Neil Armstrong (by Marriage)

Great Uncle 2 on Dad's side--George "Barney" Ross..1st Officer on the PT109 Boat, was credited for Saving JFK before he was President. Not famous but very well known among military folks and the white house.

President Hoover is a Cousin on my Mom's Side of the Family

That's all I am aware of!

Alex


User currently offlineCadet985 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 26, posted (3 years 4 months 3 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 3330 times:

Not sure if it's 100% true, but supposedly Robert Stack, of "The Untouchables" and "Unsolved Mysteries" was a distant cousin of my great grandfather on my dad's side. Great grandfather's last name was Shestack, and he had always been told that all the stacks are related. I haven't had the time or the inclination to do the extensive research needed to validate this.

Marc


User currently offlineLY777 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 27, posted (3 years 4 months 3 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 3260 times:

Israeli rapper and record producer Kobi Chimoni, better known as "Subliminal" is my father's first cousin.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Subliminal_(rapper)

[Edited 2012-12-30 04:53:19]

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