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    Celebrities real names

    I got this list in my mail. Thought it was quite interesting for everybody


    CELEBRITIES' REAL NAMES

    A
    Alan Alda = Alphonso D'Abruzzo
    Woody Allen = Allen Konigsberg
    Muhammad Ali = Cassius Marcellus Clay, Jr.
    Julie Andrews = Julia Elizabeth Wells
    Fred Astaire = Frederick Austerlitz
    Chet Atkins = Chester B. Atkins
    Frankie Avalon = Francis Thomas Avalonne

    B
    Lauren Bacall = Betty Joan Perske
    Anne Bancroft = Anna Maria Italiano
    Brigitte Bardot = Camille Javal
    Pat Benatar = Patricia Andrejewski
    Tony Bennett = Anthony Benedetto
    Jack Benny = Benjamin Kubelsky
    Tom Berenger = Thomas Michael Moore
    Chuck Berry = Charles Edward Anderson Berry
    Billy The Kid = William H. Bonney
    Robert Blake = Michael Gubitosi
    Jon Bon Jovi = John Francis Bongiovi
    Bono (U2) = Paul Hewson
    Sonny Bono = Salvatore Phillip Bono
    David Bowie = David Robert Jones
    Boy George = George Alan O'Dowd
    Charles Bronson = Charles Buchinski
    Albert Brooks = Albert Einstein
    Mel Brooks = Melvin Kaminsky
    George Burns = Nathan Birnbaum
    Ellen Burstyn = Edna Gilhooley
    Richard Burton = Richard Jenkins

    C
    Nicholas Cage = Nicholas Coppola
    Michael Cain = Maurice Micklewhite
    Maria Callas = Maria Kalogeropoulos
    Eric Carr (Kiss) - Paul Charles Caravello
    Vikki Carr = Florencia Casillas
    Ray Charles = Ray Charles Robinson
    Chubby Checker = Ernest Evans
    Cher = Cherilyn Sarkisian
    Eric Clapton - Eric Patrick Clapp
    Patsy Cline = Virginia Patterson Hensley
    Claudette Colbert = Lily Chauchoin
    Nat King Cole = Nathaniel Adams Coles
    Chuck Connors = Kevin Joseph Connors
    Robert Conrad = Conrad Robert Falk
    Alice Cooper = Vincent Furnier
    Gary Cooper = Frank James Cooper
    David Copperfield = David Kotkin
    Howard Cosell = Howard Cohen
    Elvis Costello = Declan Patrick McManus
    Lou Costello = Louis Cristillo
    Joan Crawford = Lucille Le Sueur
    Michael Crawford = Michael Dumble-Smith
    Bing Crosby = Harry Lillis Crosby
    Tom Cruise = Thomas Cruise Mapother IV
    Tony Curtis = Bernard Schwartz

    D
    Rodney Dangerfield = Jacob Cohen
    Bobby Darin = Walden Waldo Robert Cassotto
    John Denver = John Henry Deutschendorf
    Donovan = Donovan Phillip Leitch
    Doris Day = Doris von Kappelhoff
    James Dean = James Byron
    John Denver = Henry John Deutschendorf Jr.
    Bo Derek = Mary Cathleen Collins
    Danny DeVito = Daniel Michaeli
    Angie Dickinson = Angeline Brown
    Bo Diddley = Otha Elias Bates McDaniel
    Vin Diesel = Mark Vincent
    Phyllis Diller = Phyllis Driver
    Fats Domino = Antoine Domino
    Kirk Douglas = Issur Danielovitch
    Bob Dylan = Robert Zimmerman

    E
    Sheena Easton = Sheena Shirley Orr
    The Edge (U2) = David Howell Evans
    Elvira = Cassandra Paterson
    Eminem - Marshall Bruce Mathers III
    Enya = Eithne Ni Bhraonain
    David Essex = David Albert Cook

    F
    Morgan Fairchild = Patsy McClenny
    Adam Faith = Terence Nelhams
    Fatboy Slim = Quentin Cook (aka Norman Cook)
    Sally Field = Sally Mahoney
    W.C. Fields = William Claude Dukenfield
    Jodie Foster = Alicia Christian Foster
    Michael J. Fox = Michael Andrew Fox
    Connie Francis = Concetta Rosa Maria Franconero
    Billy Fury = Ronald Wycherley

    G
    Greta Garbo = Greta Gustafsson
    Judy Garland = Frances Gumm
    James Garner = James Bumgarner
    Crystal Gayle = Brenda Gayle Webb
    Bobbie Gentry = Roberta Streeter
    Kathie Lee Gifford = Kathie Epstein
    Whoopie Goldberg = Caryn Johnson
    Cary Grant = Archibald Leach

    H
    Hammer = Stanley Kirk Burrell
    Laurence Harvey = Laruschka Skikne
    Rita Hayworth = Margarita Cansino
    Jimi Hendrix = Johnny Allen Hendrix
    Pee-Wee Herman = Paul Reubenfeld
    Barbara Hershey = Barbara Herzstine
    Hulk Hogan = Terry Gene Bollea
    Billie Holliday = Eleanora Fagan
    Buddy Holly = Charles Hardin Holley
    Bob Hope = Leslie Townes Hope
    Harry Houdini = Ehrich Weiss
    Rock Hudson = Roy Scherer Jr.
    Engelbert Humperdinck = Arnold George Dorsey

    I
    Janis Ian = Janis Eddy Fink
    Ice Cube = Oshea Jackson
    Ice-T = Tracy Morrow
    Billy Idol = William Broad
    Iggy Pop = James Jewell Osterberg, Jr.
    Burl Ives = Burle Icle Ivanhoe

    J
    David Janssen = David Meyer
    Elton John = Reginald Dwight
    Don Johnson = Donald Wayne
    Al Jolson = Asa Yoelson
    Brian Jones (Rolling Stones) = Lewis Brian Hopkins-Jones
    Jenny Jones = Janina Stranski
    Tom Jones = Thomas Woodward
    Wynonna Judd = Christina Ciminella

    K
    Boris Karloff = William Henry Pratt
    Danny Kaye = David Kaminsky
    Diane Keaton = Diane Hall
    Michael Keaton = Michael Douglas
    Chaka Khan = Carole Yvette Marie Stevens
    Carole King = Carole Klein
    Larry King = Larry Zeigler
    Ben Kingsley = Krishna Banji
    Nastassja Kinski = Nastassja Naksyznyski
    Billy J Kramer (The Dakotas) = William H Ashton
    Kris Kristofferson = Kris Carson

    L
    Cheryl Ladd = Cheryl Stoppelmoor
    Veronica Lake = Constance Ockleman
    Dorothy Lamour = Mary Kaumeyer
    Michael Landon = Eugene Orowitz
    Mario Lanza = Alfredo Arnold Cocozza
    Queen Latifah = Dana Owens
    Stan Laurel = Arthur Jefferson
    Steve Lawrence = Sidney Leibowitz
    Brenda Lee = Brenda Mae Tarpley
    Bruce Lee = Lee Yuen Kam
    Spike Lee = Shelton Jackson Lee
    Jay Leno = James Douglas Muir Leno
    Huey Lewis = Hugh Cregg
    Jerry Lewis = Joseph Levitch
    Liberace = Wladziu Lee Valentino
    Jack Lord = John Joseph Ryan
    Sophia Loren = Sophia Scicoloni
    Peter Lorre = Laszio Lowenstein
    Courtney Love = Michelle Harrison
    Bela Lugosi = Bela Ferenc Blasko
    Lulu = Marie Lawrie

    M
    Shirley MacLaine = Shirley Beaty
    Elle MacPherson = Eleanor Gow
    Madonna = Madonna Louise Ciccone
    Lee Majors = Harvey Lee Yeary II
    Karl Malden = Mladen Sekulovich
    Mama Cass Elliot (Mamas & Papas) = Ellen Naomi Cohen
    Manfred Mann = Manfred Lubowitz
    Barry Manilow = Barry Alan Pincus
    Jayne Mansfield = Vera Jane Palmer
    Marilyn Manson = Brian Warner
    Walter Matthau = Walter Matuschanskayasky
    Dean Martin = Dino Crocetti
    Groucho Marx = Julius Henry Marx
    Meat Loaf = Marvin Lee Aday
    Freddie Mercury (Queen) = Frederick Farookh Bulsara
    Ethel Merman = Ethel Zimmerman
    George Michael = Georgios Panayiotou
    Joni Mitchell = Roberta Joan Anderson
    Moby = Richard Melville Hall
    Marilyn Monroe = Norma Jean Mortenson (later Baker)
    Demi Moore = Demetria Guynes
    Rita Moreno = Rosita Alverio
    Harry Morgan = Harry Bratsburg

    N
    Chuck Norris = Carlos Ray
    Andre Norton = Mary Alice Norton
    Notorious B.I.G. = Christopher Wallace

    O
    Ozzy Osbourne = John Michael Osbourne

    P
    Jack Palance = Walter Palanuik
    Bernadette Peters = Bernadette Lazzaro
    Edith Piaf = Edith Giovanna Gassion
    Slim Pickens = Louis Lindley
    Mary Pickford = Gladys Smith
    Stephanie Powers = Stefania Federkiewicz
    Prince = Prince Rogers Nelson

    R
    Tony Randall = Leonard Rosenberg
    Johnnie Ray = John Alvin
    Donna Reed = Donna Belle Mullenger
    Della Reese = Delloreese Patricia Early
    Cliff Richard = Harry Rodger Webb
    Joan Rivers = Joan Sandra Molinsky
    Edward G. Robinson = Emmanuel Goldenberg
    Sugar Ray Robinson = Walker Smith, Jr.
    Ginger Rogers = Virginia McMath
    Mickey Rooney = Joe Yule Jr.
    Axl Rose (Guns N Roses) = William Bruce Rose
    Johnny Rotten (Sex Pistols) = John Lydon
    Winona Ryder = Winona Horowitz

    S
    Susan Sarandon = Susan Tomaling
    Telly Savalas = Aristotle Savalas
    Jane Seymour = Joyce Frankenberg
    Del Shannon = Charles Weedon Westover
    Omar Sharif = Michael Shalhoub
    Charlie Sheen = Carlos Irwin Estevez
    Martin Sheen = Ramon Estevez
    Talia Shire = Talia Coppola
    Sinbad = David Atkins
    Eric Singer (Kiss) = Eric Mensinger
    Slash = Saul Hudson
    Slim Dusty = David Gordon Kirkpatrick
    Dusty Springfield = Mary Isobel Catherine O'Brien
    Suzanne Somers = Suzanne Mahoney
    Robert Stack = Robert Modini
    Barbara Stanwyck = Ruby Stevens
    Sylvester Stallone = Michael Sylvester Enzio Stallone
    Ringo Starr = Richard Starkey
    Cat Stevens = Yusef Islam
    Connie Stevens = Concetta Ingolia
    Sting = Gordon Sumner
    Donna Summer = La Donna Gaines

    T
    Mr. T = Lawrence Tero
    Robert Taylor = Spangler Arlington Brugh
    Danny Thomas = Muzyad Yakhoob
    Tiny Tim = Herbert Khaury
    Rip Torn = Elmore Rual Torn Jr.
    Randy Travis = Randy Traywick
    Sophie Tucker = Sophia Kalish
    Tina Turner = Annie Mae Bullock
    Mark Twain = Samuel Langhorne Clemens
    Twiggy = Leslie Hornby

    U
    The Undertaker = Mark Calloway

    V
    Rudolph Valentino = Rudolpho D'Antonguolla
    Frankie Valli (Four Seasons) = Frank Castelluccio
    Sid Vicious = John Simon Ritchie

    W
    John Wayne = Marion Morrison
    Sigourney Weaver = Susan Alexandra Weaver
    Raquel Welch = Raquel Tejada
    Gene Wilder = Jerome Silberman
    Shelley Winters = Shirley Schrift
    Stevie Wonder = Stevland Morris
    Natalie Wood = Natasha Gurdin
    Bill Wyman (Rolling Stones) = William Perks
    Tammy Wynette = Wynette Pugh
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    Wow! Some of them I knew, but most I never heard before. Very interesting!! Thanks!


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    Very interesting... But I'm wondering: why on earth do they decide to change their names??? What's wrong with them?
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    Ha! Yay Cher's on the list... Cher's real name now is actually just "Cher" she has no last name.
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    I think a lot of them changed their names for the stage. Many of the foreign actors/actresses were encouraged to take "American" sounding names. Muhammad Ali changed his name when he converted to Islam; same with Cat Stevens. Hulk Hogan and the Undertaker are wresters; 'nuff said.
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    Thats so weird how they all changed their names...thats alotta celebs.....
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    I wonder where some of them come up with these names!



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    No, Cat Stevens' birt name was Steeven Cats.

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    VERY interesting!
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