Patricia Giauque of Jackson Township shared this photo. "You are looking at one of the most special days of my life. ... With me, as you can see, is the gorgeous legend Debbie Reynolds. Prior to actually meeting her, I had already received the most beautiful personalized autographed photo of her. I've always loved and admired Debbie and she brought so much happiness on screen to me time and time again that I wanted to do something special for her. At the time, her casino and museum were open in Las Vegas. I wanted to surprise her with a gift. Knowing that the talented Nolan Miller designed all her gowns and some jewelry, I bought a lovely black pearl broach that I thought she would admire. So, off to Debbie it went, and before long I received a long envelope with her logo on it, and I was ecstatic. It contained the most wonderful letter in which she also said 'The Unsinkable Molly Brown' was her favorite movie. A stunning picture was included. When she came to Cleveland, I had the opportunity to see her after the show. It was a dream come true. She was so beautiful, most soft-spoken, sweetest woman you can imagine. When news of her death came, I was totally devastated. We were blessed with someone so very special and I am thankful that I had the opportunity that I did because there will never be another Debbie again. RIP."


Brush with Fame is a chance for readers of The Canton Repository to share photos of their chance encounters with celebrities and the famous folks who walk among us. To submit a photo, go to and be sure to include your name, your hometown and a description of what's happening in the photo, including the names of everyone in the photo. Anonymous photos will not be used.