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Real Harry Potter weathers Pottermania

By RobotGod     Aug 2, 2007 in World
Sometimes it's a hassle being Harry Potter. Just ask the real Harry Potter. This 78-year-old man shares the name of a certain fictional boy wizard who is famous the world over.
Yahoo says that whenever a new Harry Potter book or movie comes out, Harry Potter starts getting phone calls from kids, interview requests from the TV networks and autograph requests.
"The kids want to know if I'm Harry Potter," he said with a chuckle. "I tell them I've been Harry Potter for darn near 80 years!"
The former Defense Department employee said that he never had time to read any of the books or see the movies.
"When Harry talks to the kids, they'll ask about the owl and he'll say, 'Oh, he came by and brought the mail,'" said his wife, Jan. "Then, when they're done, the mothers come on and say thank you for talking to the kids. He gets a big kick out of it."
They also mentioned that he gets the occasional late night prank call. All in all though, it seems like he is ok with it and the kids seem to get a kick out of it.
Must stink sometimes though. Imagine all the jokes and having to constantly have people look at you funny because of a name.
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