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Old 05-17-2003, 12:58 AM
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Some of the rumors of famous DZ's are Courteney Cox, Betty Crocker (who isn't a real person, but the president or founder of Betty Crocker was a DZ), Sharon Stone, Ann Rice, Betty White and some others. Of course, when you're a fairly new initiate, you don't KNOW to call HQ and get it verified. You just believe what you're told about your sorority, as dumb as that may sound. While I really hate seeing it on websites, I know I believed it at one time, as well.
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Old 05-17-2003, 01:43 AM
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Mary Margaret Truman

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Mary Margaret Truman was indeed a Pi Phi--a member of the now-defunct DC Alpha chapter! There have been several references to her in the Arrow and there was a song that I've heard several chapters sing about her--

Mary Margaret Truman was the daughter of the Prez!
She lives up in the White House with her father, Harry S!
But her ******* I forget this line, it rhymed with the next one*,
She's a Pi Beta Phiiiii,
In 1952 when good ol' Harry got the shoe,
Mary Margaret Truman didn't know just what to do!
She went back to Missouri to open a brewery
And drink to the Pi Beta Phi! MORE BEER!!!!
Carnation, the missing line or lines -- at least the way I learned it (though obviously I'm not a PiPhi, and as I recall I first heard it from members of another sorority, not Pi Phis) -- went:
"But her social rating was not worth debating
For she was a member of Pi Beta Phiiiiii!"
Memories ... beer....
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Old 05-17-2003, 01:45 AM
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Fact: Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg is an AEPhi.
Fact: Senator Barbara Boxer is a DPhiE.

Not too shabby!
Another Fact: WA Congresswoman Jennifer Dunn is a GPhiB. She was honored at convention last summer in DC.
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Old 05-17-2003, 02:30 AM
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Re: This all makes me laugh...

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I'm surprised some sorority somewhere hasn't listed Jackie Kennedy or Audrey Hepburn as members...
actually Jackie Kennedy really did pledge phi mu..
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Old 05-17-2003, 02:42 AM
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The funniest one I have seen for ADPi is Meg Ryan. While I am sure we would love to claim her as a member, she is not one of ours.
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Old 05-17-2003, 10:25 AM
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http://www.greek101.com/new/lounge/grk_famous.stm

At first I read Orville Redenbacher was an AGD!! Then I reread and it said AGRho!

True or not, lol.
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Old 05-17-2003, 10:56 AM
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http://www.greek101.com/new/lounge/grk_famous.stm

At first I read Orville Redenbacher was an AGD!! Then I reread and it said AGRho!

True or not, lol.
Interesting. I had no idea Paul Simon was my sister...

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Old 05-17-2003, 12:09 PM
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At first I read Orville Redenbacher was an AGD!! Then I reread and it said AGRho!

True or not, lol.
I've read several places that he was an AGR. Not surprising considering AGR is an ag fraternity.
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Old 05-17-2003, 12:15 PM
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actually Jackie Kennedy really did pledge phi mu..
Where, at her alma mater Vassar, which did not have a Greek system in the 1940s?

Lest we forget, she came from a social class---that for whom, sorority membership was an unneeded choice. Women of her social standing did not need the social or business connections that came with sorority membership, as those had been taken care generations before. Besides, in the biographies I have read of her, none has included sorority membership, and it's not mentioned on the Phi Mu site.

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Old 05-17-2003, 12:22 PM
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The funniest one I have seen for ADPi is Meg Ryan. While I am sure we would love to claim her as a member, she is not one of ours.
Its been debated whether or not she was a pi phi..... But i have only heard about it as a maybe on GC
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Old 05-17-2003, 12:33 PM
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Sandra Day O'Connor is a Theta.

Delta Burke's co-star, Dixie Carter, is a Tri-Delt. Also, I saw somewhere that her other co-star, Jean Smart, is an ADPi. I loved that show! I don't know Delta Burke's affiliation, if any, but I thought I remembered that she didn't go to college.

Maybe some of these "legends" are honorary members (if that's still used) or alum initiates. I've been thinking it was strange that some GLOs all of a sudden listed a gazillion famous women who were never claimed before (and I'm talking from the 1950s!).
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Old 05-17-2003, 01:14 PM
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famous alpha xi delta's

ok, this is from the official new member education booklet from alpha xi delta headquarters (spring 2002)

carol lawrence (actress,singer, dancer,maria in the original broadway cast of "west side story")

kim webster (actress, "the west wing" and the movie "the glass house")

jane henson (jim henson's wife)

gail kobe (actress, and former exec. producer of "guiding light")

megan blake (actress, appeared on "the young and the restless")

betsey johnson (fashion designer)

verna kay gibson (former president and CEO of the limited clothing stores)

plus many many government/military members, as well as pageant winners.
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Old 05-17-2003, 02:12 PM
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The biggest urban legend affiliation for fraternities is that of porn star Ron Jeremy...I've heard numerous chapters claim him as a member of their org, but never the inter/national organization.
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Old 05-17-2003, 02:37 PM
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The biggest urban legend affiliation for fraternities is that of porn star Ron Jeremy...I've heard numerous chapters claim him as a member of their org, but never the inter/national organization.

Ron Jeremy would be the kind of star that even if he legitimately was a member of a fraternity, the IHQ probably would not recognize it or play it up at all. For instance, Cheech Marin for years was not included in the list of entertainers that are Phi Sigs in our new member manual, Hills and a Star. But once the show Nash Bridges started to become popular, there was a cover story about him in our quarterly magazine, The Signet.
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Old 05-17-2003, 02:50 PM
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Re: famous alpha xi delta's

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ok, this is from the official new member education booklet from
jane henson (jim henson's wife)
I'm sorry, but I hate it when someone is considered famous because she has a famous husband.
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