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Sine Ziegler
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posted 26 August 2005 08:22 PM      Profile for Sine Ziegler     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I just thought of this topic because I was reminiscing (sp and too lazy to look it up ) on the old high school and junior high days.

There is a guy I went to junior high with that I knew quite well who went on to become a pop star. He's not really famous in Canada but he is big in the Hindi world and is based out of London, UK now. I typed his name on one of the music download sites and more results popped up than when I type fricken Mariah Carey!

I guess it is hard to be "FAMOUS" in Canada, but who is the most famous or sucessful person you went to school with or knew as a youngster?


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posted 26 August 2005 08:47 PM      Profile for Screaming Lord Byron     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I'm guessing auxilliary members of Belle and Sebastian don't cut it, right?
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posted 26 August 2005 09:10 PM      Profile for The Hegemo   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Probably Paula Froelich. She writes for the NY Post gossip column "Page Six" and is on various VH-1 shows a lot.

I also discovered earlier this year that a pretty good friend of mine from high school was named head of the President's Council on Physical Fitness by Dubya

And one of my close friends from high school was featured on Dateline NBC after being convicted of road rage.

A guy who was in my high school graduating class
played briefly in the NBA.

I'd say my generation has a ways to go before we match my alma mater's most famous alum ever

Apart from high school, I went to elementary school for a couple years with Jonathan Lippmann, who was in the boy band 98 degrees, but left to be a Christian singer. I don't think anyone else from my elementary school is famous, although one guy who was in my class is now a realtor in Cincinnati, so I always see his picture on benches at bus stops when I'm in town


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James
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posted 26 August 2005 09:16 PM      Profile for James        Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
well, not me, but my ex went to school with Bobby Orr. Oh, yeah, and I dorm roomed in undergrad with Sean Conway, but I dunno if that's famous enough to count.
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periyar
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posted 26 August 2005 09:32 PM      Profile for periyar   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
When I was at university, i knew scott thompson's brother.

I was marginally acquainted with irshad manji some time ago, before she started shilling for the war on terror.


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posted 26 August 2005 09:58 PM      Profile for Contrarian     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Sine, are you talking about Raghav? He was on the Alberta Centennial show on CBC last night, along with various Alberta musicians.
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posted 26 August 2005 10:54 PM      Profile for Fidel     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
No, but I did stay at a Holiday Inn last night. HA No I didn't. I found out recently that I'm related to Alanis Morisette in a roundabout way with a common relative. Must be why I am such a fantastic singer.
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posted 27 August 2005 12:15 AM      Profile for Crippled_Newsie     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Let's see....

I went to school with the woman who was Hilary Clinton's Press Secretary during Bill's WH years. One of my classmates was the grandson of the guy who ran the Mafia's Bufalino crime family for awhile. And another classmate was the son of Frank Carlucci, Secy. of Defense under Reagan.


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Sine Ziegler
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posted 27 August 2005 12:32 AM      Profile for Sine Ziegler     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Hehe yeah I am talking about Raghav. He was always a great singer in his teen years and we all knew he would grow up to be a singer. He did the perfect Michael Jackson impersonations.
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I've never heard of him before the CBC show the other night; I don't follow current music much; he sounded pretty good.
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posted 27 August 2005 08:28 PM      Profile for BleedingHeart   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Brent Taylor of the Squamish Five.

My wife graduated same class as Dorothy Stratten (playmate of the year who got murdered).


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Sine Ziegler
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posted 02 September 2005 12:09 PM      Profile for Sine Ziegler     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I think we will be hearing more about Raghav in the near future. He actually does sound quite good.

I feel bad stealing his music online... I am not sure if his CD's are available here.


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Deanne Taylor, of the Hummer Sisters, was a year behind me at Viscount Bennett Jr-Sr High in Calgary in the late 1950s-60s. Her dad was also president of the University of Alberta at Calgary the first year I was there, the year we all went on strike in support of his campaign to make U of C independent of U of A (which came to pass in my graduating year, 1967). He resigned on principle during that struggle -- obviously an interesting family.

As a kid in Toronto, Deanne had become the radio voice of Maggie Muggins -- you have to be my age to recall, but that show was very much loved, super CBC program, so when she fetched up at Viscount Bennett, we all knew that she was a Famous Person, and some of us even liked her ahead of time.

The Hummers have had a long and provocative career in Toronto. They ran for mayor in 1982, against Art Eggleton, and did quite well. I voted for them/him/her/it.

I don't know how Deanne is now, but I hope that she is thriving.


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posted 02 September 2005 12:33 PM      Profile for alisea     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Our very own Linda McQuaig :-)

(Not at all our very own) John Tory and Michael-John Sabia.

Well-known in journalist circles: Paul Koring (Globe and Mail).

Getting slightly famous: Rob Renaud, who's doing the fill-in CBC morning show with Susan Marjetti.


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posted 06 September 2005 04:13 PM      Profile for person     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by BleedingHeart:

My wife graduated same class as Dorothy Stratten (playmate of the year who got murdered).


would that be the school in coquitlam i attended as did matthew good?


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posted 06 September 2005 07:35 PM      Profile for N.Beltov   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
My college Computer Science 101 lab partner has been a Vice-President of Apple Computers for some years. The last time I checked she was the Macintosh OS guru. A gangly, (virtually) teenage N.Beltov had an exquisite crush ....on Sxxxx Pxxxxx, VP, Apple Computers. She bears a disturbing resemblance to a female I was involved with that toyed with me for a while. Ain't life funny like that?

Sxxxx and I exchanged a few e mails in the last year or so and then, since I wasn't nearly famous enough, she stopped replying.

Sigh.....

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posted 06 September 2005 08:15 PM      Profile for CMOT Dibbler     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by Tape_342:
Let's see....

I went to school with the woman who was Hilary Clinton's Press Secretary during Bill's WH years. One of my classmates was the grandson of the guy who ran the Mafia's Bufalino crime family for awhile. And another classmate was the son of Frank Carlucci, Secy. of Defense under Reagan.


Tape, where did you go to school? was it a shnazy semi private alma mater?


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BleedingHeart
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posted 07 September 2005 12:04 AM      Profile for BleedingHeart   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by person:
would that be the school in coquitlam i attended as did matthew good?

Centenial


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audra trower williams
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posted 07 September 2005 12:42 AM      Profile for audra trower williams   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I went to highschool with supermodel Shalom Harlow.
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Michelle
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posted 07 September 2005 12:52 AM      Profile for Michelle   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Wow, thank goodness her measurements are listed right up there with her name.
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Suzette
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posted 07 September 2005 01:17 AM      Profile for Suzette     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
It's there just in case you were of a mind to knit her a nice cardigan, Michelle. I think it's a very considerate gesture for all concerned.
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posted 07 September 2005 02:04 AM      Profile for person     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by BleedingHeart:

Centenial


ha! thats a laugh.


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Voltaire
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posted 07 September 2005 02:49 AM      Profile for Voltaire     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Is this a groupie thread?

quote:
Well-known in journalist circles: Paul Koring (Globe and Mail).
I recall having a cup of tea in a place in London, England with Koring and he described to me how he reported for CP about the Air India explosion. Koring struck me as just a guy.

Who knows Jean-Marie Lemieux? I recall being in a cafe in Quebec City when he walked in one morning, and sucked in all the air. It was impossible to ignore his presence.


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Doug
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posted 07 September 2005 05:42 AM      Profile for Doug   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Two of the Barenaked Ladies.
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posted 07 September 2005 09:24 AM      Profile for Crippled_Newsie     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by CMOT Dibbler:

Tape, where did you go to school? was it a shnazy semi private alma mater?

It was a somewhat snazzy set-up, yeah. It was a boarding school in Northeast Pennsylvania.

Oh, I forgot one pseudo-connection that came from my first elementary school in Michigan: Madonna went there a few years before I did.

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posted 07 September 2005 01:09 PM      Profile for Fed        Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I went to the same school Dan Aykroyd did, but some years later.
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posted 07 September 2005 01:31 PM      Profile for lagatta     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
As I've said before, Italian Studies at U d'M with Michaelle Jean (damned English keyboard here, Michaelle takes a trema (umlaut) on the E)...
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scooter
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posted 07 September 2005 03:19 PM      Profile for scooter     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by Fidel:
No, but I did stay at a Holiday Inn last night. HA No I didn't. I found out recently that I'm related to Alanis Morisette in a roundabout way with a common relative. Must be why I am such a fantastic singer.

Isn't that ironic?


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posted 07 September 2005 03:29 PM      Profile for Lard Tunderin' Jeezus   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
My first real girlfriend was Freddy Mercury's 2nd cousin....and that's only four degrees of separation.
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posted 07 September 2005 03:58 PM      Profile for Polunatic   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I went to high school with Getty Lee from Rush and was in home room with a guy named Steve Shutt who went on to play hockey with the Montreal Canadiens in their heyday. Howie Mandel also went to my high school although I didn't know him.
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posted 07 September 2005 04:03 PM      Profile for chester the prairie shark     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
thats Geddy Lee. the story is that his name is Garry but his mother, being from eastern europe always pronounced it "Geddy" and that became his defacto name.
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posted 07 September 2005 04:08 PM      Profile for Polunatic   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
That's how I heard the story too although I heard it was his grandmother (who I never met).
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posted 07 September 2005 04:12 PM      Profile for Yukoner   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
My mom went to school with Murray Langston AKA The Unknown Comic


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posted 07 September 2005 04:18 PM      Profile for Lard Tunderin' Jeezus   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 

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posted 07 September 2005 06:04 PM      Profile for Boom Boom     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I don't think I went to school with anyone famous, but me mudder knew Paul Anka's mum. When I wuz knee high to a grasshopper, me parents entertained a lot, and a lot of military poobahs came to visit, and I served the drinks and samwiches. Military authors C. P. Stacey, Jack Granatstein and Courtney C. J. Bond visited us often. I've got an old (1956) photo of me dad, Courtney and Mrs. Bond, and me (about seven years old wearing shorts)in my photo album.
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If university counts, then I knew Tom Green. And yeah, he was like that back then, too.

If we have to restrict ourselves to elementary and secondary, though, then I had no famous classmates that I'm aware of.

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quote:
Originally posted by Doug:
Two of the Barenaked Ladies.

That's you in grade nine?


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posted 07 September 2005 11:58 PM      Profile for Scott Piatkowski   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I was a year behind just-retired NHLer Scott Stevens.
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There might be a few. So far I've gotten the most press coverage of any of my friends.

It's too early to find out anything, but I must say that a very important member of this board is a fellow graduate of such a prestigious institution.

Oh, and my residence is like Delta House, and I expect a few famous people to crawl out of the woodwork here.


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quote:
Originally posted by Scott Piatkowski:
I was a year behind just-retired NHLer Scott Stevens.

.....which is better than being in front of him, with your head down.

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quote:
Originally posted by periyar:
I was marginally acquainted with irshad manji some time ago, before she started shilling for the war on terror.

One of my best friends dated Irshad many years ago.

I went to university with Jian Ghomeshi of Moxy Fruvous (and some tv show I think).

An old friend of mine went to high school with Kiefer Sutherland.

Mayor Miller's driver is a guy I went to high school with. Long before he was mayor, Councillor David Miller attended a few meetings in my mom's living room.

(not related to school, but) My sweetie just played in the onstage band for Paul Anka's latest gig in Niagara Falls. He even got to meet him and Paul *touched* him on his *shoulder*. Wheeeee!

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In my declining years, I got to know a lot of people who became world-famous in Canada by posting to babble.
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quote:
My sweetie just played in the onstage band for Paul Anka's latest gig in Niagara Falls. He even got to meet him and Paul *touched* him on his *shoulder*.

He was a year ahead of my Mom in high school.

Me? Well, *someone* at U of T between 92 and 97 must have acquired *some* kind of fame..but I'm just playing the odds here.


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I was at UofT the same time as Atom Egoyan, but I never met him. I spoke to David Cronenberg a few times while at Shannonville for the vintage automobile races (David was racing two vintage cars at the time - I've got photos).
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Oh, skdadl, you and "declining" don't occupy the same universe. You're just getting better and better.
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quote:
Originally posted by bigcitygal:
(not related to school, but) My sweetie just played in the onstage band for Paul Anka's latest gig in Niagara Falls. He even got to meet him and Paul *touched* him on his *shoulder*. Wheeeee!

Put your hand on my shoullllllllllderrrrrrr!


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I touched Keanu Reeves before he was famous.
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I went to school with a guy who later killed a bunch of people. Probably not the famous you are looking for huh?
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posted 13 September 2005 10:11 AM      Profile for Sine Ziegler     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Actually that is kind of interesting too - albeit in a sick way. Whenever I see the local news, I notice so many of the criminals are now my age ( ok when you are 13 hardly anyone goes to jail... yet ). I still haven't see anyone from my schools though.
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quote:
Originally posted by Michelle:
Put your hand on my shoullllllllllderrrrrrr!

hee hee Michelle!

quote:
Originally posted by rasmus raven:
I touched Keanu Reeves before he was famous.

Um, where did you touch him, RR?


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It was at an undisclosed location.

Actually, I made him serve me.

I also did go to school with him. But he was a few years older.


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In my part-time high school job I sold fish n chips on occasion to John Candy when he was on SCTV, the David Steinberg Show and Coming Up Rosie.
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posted 13 September 2005 05:07 PM      Profile for Mr. Magoo   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Did he seem like a nice guy? I always thought he seemed like he'd be a decent sort.

My father taught Shirley Temple (Black) how to ski, and he rode a chairlift with Paul Newman. But me? Nothing.


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Television Journalists Heather Hiscox and Janis Mackey Frayer attended the same high school while I was there, but not at the same time as each other.
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My father was friends with William Shatner's cousin and once went to play at his house.

I was in high school with Margo Edwards, who was a radio DJ in Montreal for a while. A few years ahead of us was Sylvia Sweeney, the Olympic athlete and journalist/filmmaker who is Oscar Peterson's niece.


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Mr. Magoo
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posted 13 September 2005 05:52 PM      Profile for Mr. Magoo   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
Actually that is kind of interesting too - albeit in a sick way.

When I was young there were a pair of brothers who were raised by an abusive father and who had oodles of behavioural problems at school. My connection to them, besides living very close and going to the same school, was that they somehow appeared to get some very unique (handmade) clothes of mine that my parents had donated to goodwill.

Years later, when I was 21 and the younger of the brothers would have been 20, he was arrested in my old hometown of Sarnia for murdering his own aunt. He had arrived at her house after drinking and demanded money from her to continue. When she refused, he stabbed her a few dozen times with a pair of scissors, lit a smoke, relaxed, took the money he wanted, and went drinking.


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Fidel
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posted 13 September 2005 07:28 PM      Profile for Fidel     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by scooter:

Isn't that ironic?


Are you making fun of my singing ?.

When I was a wee lad, I passed Obi-Wan Kenobi on the stairs of a castle in England. He was filming a movie with Ricky Schroeder.


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Kaitlin Stocks
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posted 14 September 2005 01:51 PM      Profile for Kaitlin Stocks   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
My momma went to school at U of S with Lorna Crozier, who is a nationally renowned poet (I think she has even won the Governer General's Award...) as well as a future First Lady of Saskatchewan, Eleanore Romanow. And yes, she was actually friends with them and still keeps in touch with them, as do I.

I think it has yet to be seen if anyone from my school gets to be famous... However, two guys who did graduate a few years ahead of me killed two prostitutes and made national news.... but that's not really something to be proud of...


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rockerbiff
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posted 14 September 2005 03:02 PM      Profile for rockerbiff   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Gina from Coronation Street went to the school next to mine.

A famous page 3 girl from the UK tabloids was in my year in high school and we had a good chat at the 2002 reunion She went under the name Karen Kelly.

Joe Gormley former UK union leader was from my home town.


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chubbybear
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posted 14 September 2005 03:21 PM      Profile for chubbybear        Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
My daughter's cousin went to school with Tonya Lee Williams who plays Dr. Olivia Barbar Winters on The Young and the Restless (cue strings) and was a "Milk Moustache" girl and a a Polka Dot Door tot.
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Mr. Magoo
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posted 14 September 2005 03:24 PM      Profile for Mr. Magoo   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
The woman who moderates my favourite discussion site once squirted mustard on Raul Julia's brain.
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Yukoner
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posted 14 September 2005 04:26 PM      Profile for Yukoner   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Mmmmmm Mustard

/gurgle


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jas
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posted 15 September 2005 10:28 PM      Profile for jas     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
My aunt went to school with Bruno Gerussi.
In a strange twist of fate, a high school friend of mine dated a member of Bruno Gerussi's Medallion 40-something years later.

Leonard Cohen once made fun of a haircut I had.

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Melsky
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posted 15 September 2005 11:04 PM      Profile for Melsky   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I didn't go to school with anyone famous, but my high school was used as the high school in Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Beverly Hills 90210. This was way after I was gone. When I attended there they filmed a movie called the Wild Life starring Sean Penn's brother. It was a painfully bad teen movie, a low rent Fast Times at Ridgemont High.

I liked watching it being filmed and they had people who worked on it come into classes and give talks about movie stuff.


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Snuckles
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posted 16 September 2005 04:55 AM      Profile for Snuckles   Author's Homepage        Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I went to school with. . .

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Krago
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posted 16 September 2005 09:00 AM      Profile for Krago     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I used to play street hockey with Bob Probert, who later became an NHL goon of some notoriety. But back then, he was just Norm's little brother.


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fern hill
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posted 16 September 2005 09:42 AM      Profile for fern hill        Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Christie Blatchford. I didn't know her very well mostly because there didn't seem much to know. She was very quiet, not involved in any of the interesting shit-disturbing going on. I heard much later that she had apparently just moved to Toronto from some way smaller place (Sudbury?) where she had been quite a big deal. So maybe she was getting over being the big fish. Kinda explains a lot about her if you think about it. . . .
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Banjo
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posted 16 September 2005 10:57 AM      Profile for Banjo     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
My high school had some famous people, some of them before my time:

Glen Gould, deceased pianist. My older siblings tell me his talent was celebrated even then.

Robert Fulford, right-wing pseudo-literary critic, who has written extensively about the terrible times he has in his stifling high school. I still see Fulford walking around the Bloor / Yonge area of Toronto, looking like someone who is not happy in his own body. He was there before my time, but if he was like that in our jock high school it's no wonder he didn't feel appreciated there.


Teresa Stratis (sp?) opera singer, another one before my time who I don't know much about.

From my time, the most famous person I can recall was John Sewall, reform Mayor of Toronto, and now political activist / commentator for Eye and formerly Now magazines. As I remember it, Sewell even then was celebrated in the school as a great combination of athlete, scholar, and political activist. Seeing what Sewall is like now, it's hard to think of him as an athlete. Well we all age.

The only other person I can think of that achieved any "fame" was David Hemben, who I had almost all my classes with. He, as well as being a sort of polical activist, became an actor in Movies, TV, and live theatre.
Several years ago I lived in the same neighbourhood as he did, but when I encountered him and started to say hello to him, he studiously ignored me. Maybe he thought I was a fan.

Either I am totally forgettable, or maybe I pissed him off somehow. I prefer to think the latter.


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