Working in the fields of public relations and journalism have been both a blessing and a curse for me from the perspective of getting up close to celebrities and other famous people. All of us in public relations have stories of people we formerly admired – worshipped even – until the moment we ended up working with them.
One of the nicer PR experiences I had was when I got to work personally for two full days as the publicist for the cast of the 50’s sitcom “Leave it to Beaver”. Jerry Mathers (The Beaver), Tony Dow (Wally) and Ken Osmond (Eddie Haskell) were great people, genuinely cared for each other and left me with a hunger for watching more of that classic 50’s show that pioneered the modern sitcom.
The time I met my top childhood idol, Miami Dolphins QB great Dan Marino (more…)