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  • Memories from the Past: Celebrity Appearances

    Memories from the Past: Celebrity Appearances at Mission Inn Resort




    Waylon Jennings – singer/songwriter/musician (country, western, rock)

    Willie Nelson – singer/songwriter/musician (country, western, rock)

    Sonny Bono – singer/songwriter/musician (pop, rock); U.S. House of Representatives, CA (1995-1998)

    Vanilla Ice – rapper/actor/record-producer; writer of “Ice Ice Baby”

    Quiet Riot – American heavy metal band

    Brenda Lee – American performer and the top-charting solo female vocalist of the 1960s

    Anita Bryant – singer; former Miss Oklahoma beauty pageant winner; artist of “Paper Roses”

    “America” – British rock band trio of the 1970s

    Charo – Spanish-American actress, comedian, and flamenco guitarist

    Three Dog Night – American rock band with 3 US #1’s; inducted into Vocal Group Hall of Fame (2000)

    Molly Hatchet – American Southern rock/hard rock band; “Flirtin’ With Disaster”

    Travis Tritt – singer/songwriter/musician (country); 2x Grammy award winner



    Robert Conrad – film and television actor, singer, and stuntman; known for The Wild Wild West

    Nancy Grace – legal commentator and television journalist

    Patrick Warburton – actor and voice actor; played David Puddy on Seinfeld

    Peter Kohn – first assistant director of the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise and 50 Shades of Grey

    Alan Kalter – television announcer; best known for Late Show with David Letterman

    Jackie Waddell – member of Hee Haw television show (1984-1987)

    Norm Abram – carpenter from This Old House on PBS

    Sondra Rae Valentino – Johnny’s House (XL 106.7); married at Mission Inn October 2016



    David Walker – American naval officer & aviator; former NASA astronaut (4 Space Shuttle missions)



    Dan & Marilyn Quayle – 44th Vice President and Second Lady of the United States (1989-1993)

    Mohammed Zahir Shah – last King of Afghanistan (1933-1973)

    Prince Albert II – reigning monarch of Monaco (2005-present)

    Rick Scott – current Governor of Florida (2010-present)

    Jeb Bush – former Governor of Florida (1999-2006)

    Columba Bush – former First Lady of Florida (1997-2007)

    George P Bush – son of Jeb Bush; Commissioner of the Texas General Land Office

    Marco Rubio – United States Senator, FL (2011-present); former congressman (FL House, 2000-2008)

    Charlie Crist – former Governor of Florida (2007-2011); member of U.S. House of Representatives, FL

    Bill Nelson – current U.S. Senator, FL (2001-present); former U.S. Congressman, FL (1979-1991)

    Pam Bondi – current Attorney General of Florida (2011-present)

    Adam Putnam – Agriculture Commissioner of Florida (2011-present)

    Herman Cain – 2012 U.S. Republican Party presidential nomination candidate; author; columnist

    Alan Hays – Supervisor of Elections of Lake County; member of Florida Senate (2010-2016)

    Larry Metz – member of FL House of Representatives (2010-present)

    George LeMieux – United States Senator, FL (2009-2011)

    Rich Nugent – U.S. House of Representatives, FL (2011-2017)

    Marlene O’Toole – FL House of Representatives (2008-present)

    Dick Morris –advisor to Governor Bill Clinton; later political adviser to White House after Clinton’s election

    Lester Holt – NBC Nightly News and Dateline NBC anchor

    Michelle Bachmann – U.S. House of Representatives, MN (2007-2015); 2012 Presidential candidate

    Aaron Schock – U.S. House of Representatives, IL (2009-2015)

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