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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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