Indeed. To contribute to the "degrees of separation" thing, I met Ed once when he was on the board of directors of Murray Chris-Craft, and I was their Data Processing Manager (as they were called in those days).
Interestingly, if irrelevant to the thread, at various times F. Lee Bailey was also a director (I got to spend a morning with him once, setting up all his then-cutting-edge portable PCs, modems, printers etc in the Chris-Craft conference room), as was General Alexander Haig (whom I <u>didn't</u> meet <grin>, in between his being Reagan's Secretary of State and his unsuccessful attempt to get the Republican nod as Presidential candidate.
I did get to see General Haig when I was working at a private golf club in High School, we were not sure who was coming, but the sudden arrival of many men in sunglasses and dark suits told us it was someone high up the food chain. He drifted through shaking hands, he was not a very tall person as I recall either. It was more amusing when the General Manager of the Club had noticed someone (me) had written "Get U.S. out of Central America" on a chalkboard near the kitchen.