Sunday, January 15, 2012

Real Names of Film Stars (5 Lists)

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10 Famous Real Names. Some real names of movie stars have been bandied about so often that many movie fans will know them. See if you can get these 10, and if not the answers are at the end of this section.

1.         Allen Stuart Konisberg
2.         Archibald Leach
3.         Frances Gumm
4.         Frederick Austerlitz
5.         Greta Gustafsson
6.         Marion Michael Morrison
7.         Maurice Micklewhite
8.         Norma Jean Baker
9.         Ramon Estevez         
10.       Richard Jenkins

Slight Changes. Then there are those which are easy enough to guess because the real name was changed only slightly. Have a go at these, and again the answers are at the end of this section if you need them.

1.         Audrey Kathleen Ruston
2.         Carl Adolf Von Sydow
3.         Catherine Jones
4.         Claire Blume
5.         Derek Jules Gaspard Ulric Niven Van Den Bogaerde
6.         James Scott Baumgardner               
7.         Jan Tomas Forman
8.         Nathalie Hedren
9.         Philip Andre Rourke Jr.                     
10.       Samuel Wilder

Inconvenient Real Names There’s a couple of times stars had to change their real names because they were already being used (and in both cases they were also the real names of the stars already using them.)

1.         Stewart Granger’s real name was James Stewart
2.         Michael Keaton’s real name is Michael Douglas

The Glamour Factor. Then there are the real names that were changed because they simply didn’t sound very glamourous

1.         Demi Moore - Demi Guynes
2.         Diana Dors - Diana Mary Fluck
3.         Doris Day  - Doris Kappelhof
4.         Ginger Rogers - Virginia Katherine McMath
5.         Jean Arthur  - Gladys Georgianna Greene
6.         Jennifer Jones - Phyllis Flora Isley    
7.         Lauren Bacall  - Betty Joan Perske
8.         Rock Hudson  - Roy Fitzgerald
9.         Stan Laurel  - Arthur Stanley Jefferson
10.       Veronica Lake - Constance Ockelman

The Pronunciation Issue But mostly names have been changed because they’re too long and/or too foreign-sounding and difficult to pronounce for English speakers.

1.         Alan Alda  - Alphonso Joseph d'Abruzzo
2.         Andre De Toth  - Sasvrai Farkasfalvi Tothfalusi Toth Endre Anral Mihaly
3.         Andy Garcia - Andrés Arturo García Menéndez
4.         Anne Bancroft - Anna Maria Louisa Italiano
5.         Bela Lugosi  - Béla Ferenc Dezső Blaskó
6.         Ben Kingsley - Krishna Bhanji
7.         Charles Aznavour - Shahnour Varenagh Aznavurjian
8.         Cher - Cherilyn Sarkisian
9.         Cyd Charisse - Tula Ellice Finklea
10.       Danny Kaye  - Daniel Kaminsky
11.       Dean Martin - Dino Paul Crocetti
12.       Dennis Price - Dennistoun Franklyn John Rose-Price
13.       Dolores Del Rio    - María de los Dolores Asúnsolo López-Negrete
14.       Dorothy Lamour - Mary Leta Dorothy Slaton
15.       Eric Rohmer  - Jean-Marie Maurice Schérer
16.       Hedy Lamarr  - Hedwig Eva Marie Kiesler
17.       Helen Mirren - Ilynea Lydia Mironoff
18.       Herbert Lom  - Herbert Charles Angelo Kuchacevich Ze Schluderpacheru
19.       Jack Palance - Volodymyr Palahniuk
20.       Jackie Chan  - Kong-Sang Chan
21.       Jean Reno - Juan Moreno y Herrera-Jiménez
22.       Joan Crawford  - Lucille Fay Le Sueur
23.       John Ford - Sean Aloysius O’Feeney
24.       John Garfield - Jacob Julius Garfinkle
25.       Karen Black - Karen Ziegler
26.       Karl Malden  - Mladen Sekulovich
27.       Kirk Douglas - Issur Danielovitch Demsky
28.       Klaus Kinski - Nikolaus Günther Nakszynski
29.       Laurence Harvey - Laruschka Mischa Skikne
30.       Marlene Dietrich - Marie Magdelene Dietrich Von Losch
31.       Mary Astor  - Lucile Vasconcellos Langhanke
32.       Mel Brooks - Melvyn Kaminsky
33.       Melvyn Douglas - Melvyn Edouard Hesselberg        
34.       Michael Curtiz - Manó Kertész Kaminer
35.       Mike Nichols - Michael Igor Peschkowsky
36.       Natalie Wood  - Natalia Nikolaevna Zakharenko
37.       Nicholas Ray - Raymond Nicholas Kienzle
38.       Omar Sharif  - Michael Shalhoub
39.       Paul Henreid - Paul Georg Julius Hernreid Ritter Von Wassel-Waldingau
40.       Paul Muni - Meshilem Meier Weisenfreund
41.       Peter Lorre  - László Löwenstein
42.       Rita Hayworth - Margarita Carmen Cansino
43.       Robert Taylor - Spangler Arlington Brugh
44.       Sophia Loren  - Sophia Scicoloni
45.       Stephane Audran - Colette Suzanne Dacheville
46.       Tony Curtis - Bernard Schwartz
47.       Walter Matthau  - Walter Matuschanskavasky
48.       Werner Herzog - Werner Stipetic
49.       William Wyler - Wilhelm Weiller
50.       Winona Ryder - Winona Horowitz

Answers

Famous Real Names.
1.         Allen Stuart Konisberg: Woody Allen
2.         Archibald Leach: Cary Grant
3.         Frances Gumm: Judy Garland
4.         Frederick Austerlitz: Fred Astaire
5.         Greta Gustafsson: Greta Garbo        
6.         Marion Michael Morrison: John Wayne
7.         Maurice Micklewhite: Michael Caine
8.         Norma Jean Baker: Marilyn Monroe
9.         Ramon Estevez: Martin Sheen
10.       Richard Jenkins: Richard Burton

Slight Changes
1.         Audrey Kathleen Ruston: Audrey Hepburn
2.         Carl Adolf Von Sydow: Max Von Sydow
3.         Catherine Jones: Catherine Zeta-Jones
4.         Claire Blume: Claire Bloom
5.         Derek Jules Gaspard Ulric Niven Van Den Bogaerde:
Dirk Bogarde  
6.         James Scott Baumgardner: James Garner
7.         Jan Tomas Forman: Milos Forman
8.         Nathalie Hedren: Tippi Hedren
9.         Philip Andre Rourke Jr. : Mickey Rourke
10.       Samuel Wilder: Billy Wilder


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