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  • Posted August 17, 2010 by
    hollywood, California
    This iReport is part of an assignment:
    What did you want to be when you grew up?

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    What Did Bill Smitrovich (The Event) want to be when he grew up?




    Clarification: ALL my friends are stars... Some of them just happen to be celebrities. And someone has to hold  the "cam" right.?


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    As children, we have all dreamt of the future.  Dreams of growing up to rocket towards far off galaxies or take care of things right here at home as a doctors, lawyers, teachers, mothers, fathers, princesses and maybe even president.   Joyful hours of playful fantasies about what we would be when we grew up.


    No doubt some of us imagined being celebrities and taking the large and small screen by storm.  But what did our “celebs” dream of being and what do our celebrity “kids” have in the “plan” for when they are all grown up? 


    I asked some of my very cool, very friendly friends who just happen to be celebrities to share with me and they came up with a few things that even suprised me!


    Have you caught The Event?  OOOOH you need to and do it now!


    Now my buddy Bill Smitrovich as Vice President Raymond Jarvis scares me a bit even though  I know he loves me like a brotha'.   As you can see this guy is a sweetheart, but I wouldn't want to mess with his on screen persona!


    He also is refreshingly honest about a few "hobbies  he had growing up!

    ====== From Bill with Love!

    "In my teens I gambled in the bowling alleys of CT, NY and NJ.  Wonderful memories and some stinging losses.  I bowled for backers that included,  "Slippers Joe", "Ponzi", "Joey The Bat" and 'Yorkie".  All tough guys, great pool players, bookies and gamblers.  "Slippers" got his name due to the fact that he wore slippers ALL the time.  For reasons I can't go into here.  He had a back room poker place with a phony store front.  He would 'hire' me to make sandwiches and get coffee and cigarettes for the players.....and other things.  What an education.  One of my favorite films of all time is THE HUSTLER, with Paul Newman, Piper Laurie, Jackie Gleason and George C. Scott.  Legendary actors that I admire.  Paul actually came back stage after a play (SKIN OF OUR TEETH) and waited for me to come out, with tears in his eyes, to congratulate me with his wonderful wife Joanne Woodward who kept comparing me to Frederick March.  I'll never forget it and it continues to put a smile on my face as an actor and a man."







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