Isn’t that… what’s her name?

Celebrity look-a-likes

By Jeff Salter

Can’t say I’ve encountered very many people who resembled celebrities in the sum of their parts, but I have seen people with features which remind me of individuals in the headlines.

Here’s one example:  I was introduced to the boss of my wife’s sister and immediately noticed how much her lips resembled the lips of a young Julie Christie.

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I have a close friend, Carlos W. Colón, who is not only a former library colleague, but also an accomplished writer and poet, widely published in haiku and traditional verse. He also performs haiku for various groups — in a wig and bejeweled jumpsuit, he recites his verse with an Elvis intonation. He goes by the name of Haiku Elvis … and I’m sure you can see the resemblance.

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Oh, just remembered another one: when I was in kindergarten – 1955-56 – I saw a man on the street in Macon GA who looked exactly like George Reeves, who played Superman on TV. I insisted to my mom that Superman was standing right over there. She eyed him up and down and told me quietly, “No, he does look similar, but the Superman actor lives in California.”

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Question:

Tell us about any celebrity look-alikes you’ve encountered.

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About jeff7salter

Currently writing romantic comedy, screwball comedy, and romantic suspense. Twelve completed novels and five completed novellas. Working with three royalty publishers: Clean Reads, Dingbat Publishing, & TouchPoint Press/Romance. "Size Matters" -- Oct. 2016 "The Duchess of Earl" -- Jul. 2016 "Stuck on Cloud Eight" -- Nov. 2015, "Pleased to Meet Me" (novella) -- Oct. 2015, "One Simple Favor" (novella) -- May 2015, "The Ghostess & MISTER Muir" -- Oct. 2014, "Scratching the Seven-Month Itch" -- Sept. 2014, "Hid Wounded Reb" -- Aug. 2014, "Don't Bet On It" (novella) -- April 2014, "Curing the Uncommon Man-Cold -- Dec. 2013, "Echo Taps" (novella) -- June 2013, "Called To Arms Again" -- (a tribute to the greatest generation) -- May 2013, "Rescued By That New Guy in Town" -- Oct. 2012, "The Overnighter's Secrets" -- May 2012. Co-authored two non-fiction books about librarianship (with a royalty publisher), a chapter in another book, and an article in a specialty encyclopedia. Plus several library-related articles and reviews. Also published some 120 poems, about 150 bylined newspaper articles, and some 100 bylined photos. Worked about 30 years in librarianship. Formerly newspaper editor and photo-journalist. Decorated veteran of U.S. Air Force (including a remote ‘tour’ of duty in the Arctic … at Thule AB in N.W. Greenland). Married; father of two; grandfather of six.
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17 Responses to Isn’t that… what’s her name?

  1. Shea Ford says:

    In Justin Bieber’s early days, when he had that identifying hair cut, my hubby’s nephew had the same cut and looked just like him – to the point that people would stop him on the street and ask for an autograph, then realize it wasn’t who they thought. lol Fortunately, my nephew hasn’t gone all weird like the singer. 😉

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    • jeff7salter says:

      LOL. In Bieber’s earlier days, that could have been a compliment. But since he’s gone s wacko, maybe not so much any more.

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  2. jbrayweber says:

    In his younger days, my dad looked an a lot like James Dean. In *my* younger days, I was told several times that I looked like Stevie Nicks.

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  3. jeff7salter says:

    I forgot to mention that I’ve had more than one person tell me that (before I stopped shaving) I resembled David Stockman — the budget director for Pres. Reagan.

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  4. I’d love to have seen a man who looked like George Reeves! Your mom really hit you with a reality-check, huh?
    The LIPS of Julie Christie? How many times did you see “Dr.Zhivago”, Jeff? LOL! [My mother would have describe you as “very healthy”!]
    I’m trying to recuperate, but I’ll have a few for you tomorrow.

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    • jeff7salter says:

      As I recall the George Reeves (almost) encounter, I tried to talk my mom into letting me ASK that man if he was Superman. She wouldn’t let me.

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  5. When I was 24 (so about 9 years ago) I went to the movie rental place to search for a movie with the guy I was with. The lady behind the counter kept staring at me. Finally, I asked her if I knew her. Her reply was “You look like Jennifer Connelly,” Needless to say we ended up with a few of her movies just to see.

    I saw some guy driving a truck not long before the carnival came to town. Just from him passing by he looked like the guy who played Hawkeye in the Avenger movies.

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  6. Iris B says:

    LOL … not sure about your friend as Elvis 🙂

    I’m sure I would’ve seen someone who resembles someone else, but obviously it wasn’t noteworthy to remember. Hmmm

    What I often have, though, is that I see someone who reminds me of someone from “back home”, reminds me in the sense of, the person could be a twin, until I remember I’m worlds away from “home”. Always makes me think about a “common gene pool” and ancestry.

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    • jeff7salter says:

      I have some of those sensations, Iris. It’s nearly like deja vu, but more specifically a visual recognition … as you describe.

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  7. pjharjo says:

    You’ve already heard about my look-alike experiences, Jeff. But I have a funny story from today. 🙂 It’s car show season and while we were at one today, a man from across the way looked straight at me and bee-lined for me with a strange expression on his face. When he got to me, in my face exactly, he said, “Oh. I thought you were someone else. You look like her” and he left without another word. I just laughed and went on my way. You know what “they” say about each of us having a double somewhere in this world. LOL!

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