82 Famous People and Their Original Names

A list of 82 famous people including a large number of actors who changed their names.

82 CELEBRATED NAMES (AND THEIR ORIGINAL NAMES)

PERFORMERS

1. Arden, Eve (Eunice Quedens)

2. Arthur, Jean (Gladys Greene)

3. Astor, Mary (Lucille Langhanke)

4. Barrymore, John (John Blythe)

5. Brice, Fanny (Fanny Borach)

6. Brynner, Yul (Taidje Khan, Jr.)

7. Burns, George (Nathan Birnbaum)

8. Buttons, Red (Aaron Chwatt)

9. Caine, Michael (Maurice Micklewhite)

10. Cantinflas (Mario Moreno)

11. Capucine (Germaine Lefebvre)

12. Checker, Chubby (Ernest Evans)

13. Crawford, Joan (Lucille Le Sueur)

14. Douglas, Kirk (Issur Danielovitch Demsky)

15. Dylan, Bob (Robert Zimmerman)

16. Evans, Dale (Frances Octavia Smith)

17. Fonteyn, Margot (Margaret Hookham)

18. Granger, Stewart (James Stewart)

19. Harlow, Jean (Harlean Carpenter)

20. Harvey, Laurence (Larushka Mischa Skikne)

21. Hayward, Susan (Edythe Marriner)

22. Holden, William (William Franklin Beedle, Jr.)

23. Holliday, Judy (Judith Tuvim)

24. Hudson, Rock (Roy Scherer Fitzgerald)

25. Humperdinck, Engelbert (Arnold Dorsey)

26. John, Elton (Reginald Dwight)

27. Lake, Veronica (Constance Ockleman)

28. Lanza, Mario (Alfredo Cocozza)

29. Lee, Gypsy Rose (Rose Louise Hovick)

30. Lombard, Carole (Jane Alice Peters)

31. Lorre, Peter (Laszlo Loewenstein)

32. March, Fredric (Frederick McIntyre Bickel)

33. Matthau, Walter (Walter Matuschanskavasky)

34. Montand, Yves (Ivo Livi)

35. Montez, Lola (Maria Gilbert)

36. Piaf, Edith (Edith Gassion)

37. Randall, Tony (Leonard Rosenberg)

38. Rooney, Mickey (Joe Yule, Jr.)

39. Sales, Soupy (Milton Hines)

40. Sharif, Omar (Michel Shalhoub)

41. Sills, Beverly (Belle Silverman)

42. Taylor, Robert (Spangler Arlington Brugh)

43. Thomas, Danny (Amos Jacobs)

44. Valentino, Rudolph (Rodolpho d'Antonguolla)

45. Waters, Muddy (McKinley Morganfield)

46. Werner, Oskar (Josef Schliessmayer)

OTHER PEOPLE

47. Appleseed, Johnny (John Chapman)

48. Ben-Gurion, David (David Green)

49. Bosch, Hieronymus (Hieronymus van Aeken)

50. Botticelli, Sandro (Alessandro dei Filipepi)

51. Brandt, Willy (Karl Herbert Frahm)

52. Buntline, Ned (Edward Judson)

53. Cobot, John (Giovanni Caboto)

54. Cassidy, Butch (Robert Le Roy Parker)

55. Erhard, Werner (John Paul Rosenberg)

56. Ford, Ford Madox (Ford Madox Hueffer)

57. Ford, John (Sean O'Feeney)

58. Genghis Khan (Temujin)

59. Goldwyn, Samuel (Samuel Goldfish)

60. Graham, Sheilah (Lily Sheil)

61. El Greco (Kyriakos Theotokopoulos)

62. Gris, Juan (Jose Victoriano Gonzalez)

63. Lao-tzu (Li Erh)

64. Mack, Connie (Cornelius McGillicuddy)

65. Meir, Golda (Goldie Mabovitch)

66. Nero (Lucius Domitius Ahenobarbus)

67. Neruda, Pablo (Neftali Ricardo Reyes Basoalto)

68. Ophuls, Max (Max Oppenheimer)

69. Plato (Aristocles)

70. Robbins, Harold (Harold Rubin)

71. Dr. Seuss (Theodor Seuss Geisel)

72. Sheen, Bishop Fulton J. (Peter Sheen)

73. Sholem Aleichem (Solomon Rabinowitz)

74. Standish, Burt L. (Gilbert Patten-Goldenborgen)

75. Stanley, Sir Henry Norton (John Rowlands)

76. Stone, Irving (Irving Tennenbaum)

77. Sundance Kid (Henry Longbaugh)

78. Marshal Tito (Josip Broz)

79. Villa, Pancho (Doroteo Arango)

80. Ward, Artemus (Charles Farrar Browne)

81. West, Nathanael (Nathan Weinstein)

82. Young, Cy (Denton True Young)

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