I'm still working on setting up book events when I go to Tulsa at the end of May. I'll be bringing boxes of my book... Hopefully the back of my car will be empty (or at least less loaded up) when I head back home. However, one thing has been set up.
I'm attending a brunch event and will be in the same room as some famous Tulsans.
One is Garth Brooks. I wasn't aware he was from Tulsa.
Another name is Wes Studi. The name didn't ring a bell, but as soon as I saw his face, I knew who he was.
His present-day face might not bring back memories of his work, but if I mentioned the character's name of Magua, or if I said, "Do you remember the Native American who tried to convince a young woman (unsuccessfully) off the side of a cliff in the movie The Last of the Mohicans?" would you remember him then?
This is one of the most moving moments of the movie, in my opinion. The soundtrack--during this scene--includes a haunting fiddle piece (it's at the end of the clip). In fact, I bought the soundtrack for this single piece of music. Here is this memorable song:
Wes also played a memorable Pawnee in the movie Dances With Wolves. In the photo below, he's in the foreground, front and center.
When I post next, I'll share the celebrity who will be at the brunch who made me squeal with uncontainable excitement. Hint: This person played one my favorite characters in the series St. Elsewhere.
How about you? What famous people have you had an encounter with? Giddy minds want to know...