Celebrities and basenjis
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  • Does anyone know if any celebrities own basenjis?

    I have no idea why this popped into my head. Maybe I would think more of the particular celebrity if they had a basenji?

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  • Kelsey Grammer has Basenjis or he did years ago. Don't know if he still does.

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  • I found this on a Google search for "celebrities who own basenjis: http://www.fallohide.dk/famous_basenji_owners.htm.

    Apprently, Kelsey Grammer owns (or owned) a Basenji. Also the young boy who played the lead in "Goodby My Lady," Brandon DeWilde "would get to keep Lady as his own." That seems unlikely to me, but perhaps it is true.

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  • http://www.geocities.com/Hollywood/4616/is0302.html
    check out that second pic!

    and there was a Queen from the Netherlands (?) who had basenjis, but I'm not sure if that was current or past royalty

    Seems like there was a figure skater who had a basenji (basenji mix?). I seem to remember reading about that during the last winter Olympics, but I don't remember who it was.

    Yes, I read that Brandon DeWilde did get to keep the main "Lady" from the movie. But he's been dead a long, long time.

    And there's me. I have several basenjis. :D

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    Maureen Lippman who is a famous comedienne in the UK has a Basenji and yes, Queen Beatrice of the Netherlands had Basenjis. The infamous King Farouk of Egypt had Basenjis. There was a rumour that Greta Garbo had a Basenji but I'm not sure how true this was.

    Years ago I offered the Prince of Wales a Basenji puppy but he replied (very politely) to the effect that he had Labradors which he adored.

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    Sorry, Queen Juliana not Beatrice.

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  • First Basenji's

    @Patty:

    There was a rumour that Greta Garbo had a Basenji but I'm not sure how true this was.

    OMG. I would so LOVE to see photographic evidence of this.
    Garbo is perfection… to see her with a Basenji would be divine.
    It would make a lot of sense to me. Both Garbo and Basenjis have such rapid, fluid, subtle movements, they alter the very medium which they occupy.

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  • @Patty:

    Maureen Lippman who is a famous comedienne in the UK has a Basenji and yes, Queen Beatrice of the Netherlands had Basenjis. The infamous King Farouk of Egypt had Basenjis. There was a rumour that Greta Garbo had a Basenji but I'm not sure how true this was.

    Years ago I offered the Prince of Wales a Basenji puppy but he replied (very politely) to the effect that he had Labradors which he adored.

    Silly Man!!! Doesn't know what he is missing or maybe he does! ;)

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    Loved your reply Pat.

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  • Courtney Thorne-Smith owns basenjis, I believe hers were rescues from Medfly Basenji Rescue. Her tri boy was part of her wedding ceremony and she had an article in I think, Style magazine, where she talked about keeping the basenjis in mind when decorating and buying furniture for the house. They always need a good spot for sunning themselves.

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  • Our former queen, Queen Juliana

    Edit: I actually found a video of her with her Basenji. Quite funny, she was trying to keep her in her lap while giving some sort of interview.. but Miss Basenji wasn't planning to sit still :D

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  • LOVE that pic!!

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  • @Janneke:

    Our former queen, Queen Juliana

    Edit: I actually found a video of her with her Basenji. Quite funny, she was trying to keep her in her lap while giving some sort of interview.. but Miss Basenji wasn't planning to sit still :D

    Awesome pic! Thanks for sharing it Janneke!

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  • I have seen that short video, pretty funny! No respect for Royalty!

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    Silly Man!!! Doesn't know what he is missing or maybe he does<<

    Yes, Pat, perhaps the whole of our Royal Families lives could have been changed!!!!!!

    Janneke - is that Mzara of the Congo? I'd love to see the video.

    Apparently Maureen Lipmann had her Basenji with her on telvision and she sat quietly in the corner chewing somebody's book!!

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  • @Patty: name of the bitch was Fula Nzara of the Congo. I'm trying to find the video.. but haven't found it yet. I did make a video of the video with my iphone.. but I think it's nicer to show the original :)

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  • Yes Courtney Thorne-Smith does have B's.
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