Old Hollywood Uncovered: Real Names

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Ever wondered if the stars from yesterday were really born with names like Marilyn Monroe, Grace Kelly, Audrey Hepburn, James Cagney, Carol Lombard, or Clark Gable? Well, some of them were and some of them weren't.

Changing the names of actors is a reminder of how much control the film studios had on them.  It also shows how much simply changing a persons name can alter how we may view them. 

Here are some classic films stars and their real birth names:



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Rita Hayworth = Margarita Carmen Cansino

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 Cary Grant = Archibald Leach


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 Barbara Stanwyck = Ruby Katherine Stevens 

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John Wayne = Marion Robert Morrison

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Lauren Bacall = Betty Joan Perske 

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John Garfield = Jacob Julius Garfinkle

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Veronica Lake =  Constance Frances Marie Ockelman

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 Tony Curtis = Bernard Schwartz

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Mary Pickford = Gladys Louise Smith

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Kirk Douglas = Issur Danielovitch

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