Celebrity encounters of the oddest kind

I have one of them, which I related in a previous email concerning

Dennis Hopper at Starbucks.

Reaching out, I've been collecting a few more from other people since I didn't run in to any other celebrities.

This one's from my ex-brother in law Vincent (Vinnie) D'Errico. He's in his late 60s but was a prolific stage actor from the Boston area in the 1960s and 1970s in plays like 'Tracers'. He moved around, did a stint of taxi cab driving in Salt Lake City, Utah in the mid-1980s.

Who's playing that music?

Vinnie was in a Salt Lake City laundromat washing his clothes. In the background was somebody playing an old blues tape on their player. It sounded like 'Howlin Wolf.' As he was finishing up loading the washer Vinnie turned around to see an old man sitting at a table having a cup of coffee and reading the newspaper. Said man was also the music aficionado.

A moment or two glancing in his direction Vinnie (who had been an actor) couldn't help but notice this man was famous from another time. It was Al Lewis (Grandpa Munster from The Munsters). Vinnie walked over to him, politely introduced himself.

"Mr. Lewis, sir, I too have done some acting, and I have to thank you for your contributions. You have had a phenomenal career and people like you have always been an inspiration to me."

"Your welcome, er.."

"Vincent D'Errico."

"Call me Al." they shook hands.

"Uh I couldn't help but notice the music. I didn't know you liked Howlin' Wolf."

With a blank face Al Lewis said "I LOVE Howlin' Wolf!"

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