Celebrities talk about 7


Yvonne Craig, the original Batgirl and co-star with Elvis in the film Kissin’ Cousins:

“I nicknamed my dear friend David [Eastis] ‘7’ years ago because the number 7 is so meaningful to him. My favorite number is 8, so we sign our letters to each other with ‘7’ and ‘8’.  The 7 author tells me that within every 8 there is also a 7. David playfully pointed out that he was fond of my role in the Batman TV series in part because the name ‘Batgirl’ consists of 7 letters. His seven book ‘7’ is absolutely amazing.”

John Elway, No. 7 for the Denver Broncos and Stanford University:

“I wore 11 in high school. When I got to Stanford, another player already was wearing 11 so I chose 7. I liked the look of the single digit at a time where a lot of QBs wore double digits. It gradually became as much of my identity as my name. People throughout the years would call out to me, ‘Hey 7, good game’ or ‘You suck, 7’ — but either way, ‘7’ is who I became. To this day, my autograph always includes the number 7.”

Anthony Kennedy Shriver, founder and chairman of Best Buddies International:

“I have long been a huge fan of the number 7. There are 7 members of my family. We named our power boat the Lucky 7. The book ‘7’ is amazing with all the connections to the number 7.”

Kevin Johnson, No. 7 for the Phoenix Suns and Mayor of Sacramento, California:

“Every time I pulled that No. 7 over my shoulder, it was an honor.  David, seven will always be my favorite number.  KJ7."

Joe DePinto, president and CEO of 7-Eleven Inc.:

“The 7-Eleven® brand was created in 1946 to reflect the company's new hours of operation — 7 a.m. to 11 p.m., seven days a week, which was unheard of in the grocery business at that time. The ad agency added a four-leaf clover to go along with the lucky number ‘7’ in the new logo. We’ve had a lot of fun playing off the 7-Eleven name over the years with our unofficial, official birthday — 7-Eleven day, July 11, 7/11 — which has turned into a lucky day for American consumers because we give away millions of 7.11-ounce free Slurpee® drinks that day. Oh, thank heaven!”

Boomer Esiason, No. 7, New York Jets, Cincinnati Bengals and Arizona Cardinals:

“I wore the number 7 because of my two favorite players growing up — Bert Jones and Rod Gilbert — and I wanted to be just like them.”

Tom Hartle, owner of Hartle Media, publisher of 7x7 magazine:

“We launched 7x7 as a magazine that celebrates San Francisco and all that the city has to offer within its 49 square miles. It’s great to be a part of the ‘7’ phenomenon.”

David Phillips, owner of Michael-David Winery:

“7 Deadly Zins is the fastest-growing red Zinfandel in the country, thanks in part to the 7 growers who produced the grapes to make it one fantastic wine.”

Robert F. Kennedy, U.S. Attorney General and U.S. Senator:

“I was the 7th of nine children. When you come from that far down, you have to struggle to survive.”

Danny Wuerffel, Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback, No. 7 for the Florida Gators, Green Bay Packers, Washington Redskins and New Orleans Saints:

“I wore No. 12 in high school. After contemplating the Biblical and spiritual significance of the number 7, I still wanted No. 12 in college, but someone already had it, so they gave me No. 7. I guess it was more ordained that I wore this number than a good decision on my part.”