Who's the most famous person you've ever been in close quarters with? Other writers don't count.
The most famous non-writer-type person I've ever encountered is Bill Kazmaier, who was the World's Strongest Man from 1980 to 1982. I was reminded of this last night while watching large men carry Volkswagons on their shoulders. (My husband and my son usually control the TV.)
Mr. Kazmaier was the commentator for this contest. But he used to own a gym in Auburn, where I went to college. One day in the grocery store I found myself behind him in the checkout line. He was buying a bottle of Evian and four family-size bags of Doritos.
P. J. does not get to play this round. No one can top Robin Williams.