My friend Little Chrissy went to a wedding in West Virginia over the weekend and had a celebrity encounter on the way home. She was at BWI airport in Maryland, where she was hopping a train home to New York. While she was standing on the platform, she saw a guy who looked familiar, but couldn't place him. Then another passenger walked up to the familiar face and said: "Hey, you're Michael J. Fox's dad." It was Mr. Keaton from Family Ties -- known in real world as Michael Gross.
He dressed really nicely and was polite too. He helped Chrissy put her suitcase in the overhead luggage rack. He also got off in Penn Station and went on his way. Didn't hail her a cab or anything -- the suitcase lifting was gentlemanly enough.
Funny -- a few years back I actually saw Meredith Baxter (Elise Keaton) at the pharmacy counter in Duane Reade in Midtown. She was wearing running clothes and was sweaty. Has anyone seen Michael J. Fox, Justine Bateman or Tina Yothers? It will bring this story full circle.