When I read the obit of actor Tony Curtis last September I uttered “thank God!” under my breath.
Not thank God that he was dead, but thank God that by a stroke of serendipity I had somehow managed to have a brief, interesting encounter with him about this time a year ago, a mere seven months before his death at age 85.
I was at work that day and we were busy. I help train new hires for a home shopping call center. Most of our customers are elderly ladies you have to spend a long time waiting on while they search for their glasses to read you their credit card numbers while cursing their cat or dog for getting in the way.
Occasionally a celebrity calls.
Once a film legend called, and I spoke to him.
Read the rest of Gary’s incredible encounter after the jump…