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Do you know of any film stars' original names?

Apart from Norma Jean (Marilyn Monroe), Marion Morrison (John Wayne), Archie Leach (Cary Grant) and Bernie Schwartz (Tony Curtis)?

Ones where they changed both first and second names. Not ones like Walter Willis (Bruce).

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  • Jeffy.
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago
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    This is only a small portion of people who have acted who changed both first and last names.

    Alan Alda - Alphonso D'Abruzzo

    Woody Allen - Allen Konigsberg

    Don Ameche - Dominic Felix Amici

    Julie Andrews - Julia Wells

    Beatrice Arthur - Bernice Frankel

    W.C. Fields - William Claude Dukenfield

    Judy Garland - Frances Gumm

    Whoopie Goldberg - Caryn Johnson

    Cary Grant - Archibald Leach

    Buddy Hackett - Leonard Hacker

    Jean Harlow - Harlean Carpentier

    Rex Harrison - Reginald Carey

    Rita Hayworth - Margarita Cansino

    Charlton Heston - Charles Carter

    Hulk Hogan - Terry Jean Bollette

    Fred Astaire - Frederick Austerlitz

    Frankie Avalon - Francis Thomas Avalonne

    Lauren Bacall - Betty Joan Perske

    Brigitte Bardot - Camille Javal

    Jack Benny - Benjamin Kubelsky

    Joey Bishop - Joseph Gottlieb

    Robert Blake - Michael Gubitosi

    Ernest Borgnine - Ermes Effron Borgnino

    Yul Brynner - Taidje Kahn, Jr.

    George Burns - Nathan Birnbaum

    Red Buttons - Aaron Chwatt

    Michael Caine - Maurice Micklewhite

    Diahann Carroll - Carol Diahann Johnson

    Cher - Cherilyn Sarkisian

    Robert Conrad - Conrad Robert Falk

    Joan Crawford - Lucille Le Sueur

    Tom Cruise - Thomas Mapother IV

    Tony Curtis - Bernard Schwartz

    Rodney Dangerfield - Jacob Cohen

    Jimmy Dean - Seth Ward

    Sandra Dee - Alexandra Zuck

    John Denver - Henry John Deutschendorf Jr.

    Danny DeVito - Daniel Michaeli

    Angie Dickinson - Angeline Brown

    Kirk Douglas - Issur Danielovitch

    Douglas Fairbanks - Douglas Ullman

    Sally Field - Sally Mahoney

    W.C. Fields - William Claude Dukenfield

    Glenn Ford - Gwyllyn Samuel Newton Ford

    John Forsythe - John Freund

    Jodie Foster - Alicia Christian Foster

    Greta Garbo - Greta Gustafsson

    Judy Garland - Frances Gumm

    James Garner - James Scott Bumgarner

    Whoopie Goldberg - Caryn Johnson

    Cary Grant - Archibald Leach

    Rock Hudson - Roy Scherer Jr.

    Burl Ives - Burle Icle Ivanhoe

    Don Johnson - Donald Wayne

    Al Jolson - Asa Yoelson

    Danny Kaye - David Kaminsky

    Boris Karloff - William Henry Pratt

    Ted Knight - Tadeus Wladyslaw Konopka

    Ben Kingsley - Krishna Banji

    Michael Landon - Eugene Orowitz

    Jerry Lewis - Joseph Levitch

    Little Richard - Richard Penniman

    Jack Lord - John Joseph Ryan

    Elle MacPherson - Eleanor Gow

    Lee Majors - Harvey Lee Yeary II

    Jayne Mansfield - Vera Jane Palmer

    Dean Martin - Dino Crocetti

    Demi Moore - Demetria Guynes

    Chuck Norris - Carlos Ray

    Jack Palance - Walter Palanuik

    Minnie Pearl - Sarah Ophella Colley Cannon

    Slim Pickens - Louis Lindley

    Tony Randall - Leonard Rosenberg

    Della Reese - Delloreese Patricia Early

    Edward G. Robinson - Emmanuel Goldenberg

    Ginger Rogers - Virginia McMath

    Roy Rogers - Leonard Slye

    Mickey Rooney - Joe Yule Jr.

    Meg Ryan - Margaret Mary Emily Anne Hyra

    Jane Seymour - Joyce Frankenberg

    Omar Sharif - Michael Shalhouz

    Charlie Sheen - Carlos Irwin Estevez

    Gene Simmons - Chaim Witz

    Robert Stack - Robert Modini

    Jean Stapleton - Jeanne Murray

    Barbara Stanwyck - Ruby Stevens

    Ringo Starr - Richard Starkey

    Connie Stevens - Concetta Ingolia

    Donna Summer - La Donna Gaines

    Danny Thomas - Muzyad Yakhoob

    Tina Turner - Annie Mae Bullock

    Twiggy - Leslie Hornby

    Rudolph Valentino - Rudolpho D'Antonguolla

    Frankie Valli - Frank Castelluccio

    Andy Warhol - Andrew Warhola

    Gene Wilder - Jerome Silberman

    Shelley Winters - Shirley Schrift

    Wolfman Jack - Robert Smith

    Natalie Wood - Natasha Gurdin J

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    John Wayne was born Marion Morrison

    Chevy Chase was born Cornelius Crane Chase (he kept the last name)

    Alan Alda was born Alphonse D'Abruzzo

    Alice Cooper was born Vincent Furnier

    Bo Derek was born Mary Collins

    You can find a huge list at the below source

    Source(s): home.mountaincable.net/~ fritchley/realnames
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  • 1 decade ago

    Whoopi Goldberg born Caryn Elaine Johnson

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  • 1 decade ago

    Albert Brooks..........Albert Einstein

    His brother is Super Dave Osbourne(Michael Einstein)

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  • 1 decade ago

    Cher - Cherilyn Sarkisian

    (I know, first name is kind of the same)

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  • 1 decade ago

    And maybe best of all Stewart Granger, whose real name was...James Stewart.

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