I just remembered an earlier meeting with a celebrity. I will win the Old Timers award for this one... it happened in 1928, when I was four. I don't remember, but I've been told.
Up the street, at the corner of Alpine Drive and Elevado in Beverly Hills lived silent screen star, famous as a "vamp", Theda Bara. Bara used to dismount from her limosine a block from home, and walk the rest of the way followed slowly by her chauffer in the car.
Little Charles, on his tricycle, spoke up, "You're Theda Bara."
She stopped and patted me on the head and said, "The little ROSCAL knows my name.."
She was a silent screen star, so having an accent didn't hinder her career at all.