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Poll: Most glorious birth name of an actor?

Actors often change their names at the start of their careers to make them seem more accessible, at the direction of a studio or agent, or just because their birth name doesn't seem "matinee-ready". Which of these birth names gives you a warm feeling in your heart and a chuckle in your throat?

Discuss the list here

Make Your Choice

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    Snoop Dogg

    Calvin Broadus
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    Robert Taylor

    Spangler Arlington Brugh
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    Orson Bean

    Dallas Burrows
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    Jenna Elfman

    Jennifer Butala
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    Jean Harlow

    Harlean Carpenter
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    Dick Sargent

    Richard Cox
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    Alan Alda

    Alphonso d'Abruzzo
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    Kirk Douglas

    Issur Demsky
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    Elton John

    Reginald Kenneth Dwight
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    Richard Dawson

    Colin Emm
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    Jane Seymour

    Joyce Frankenberg
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    Dyan Cannon

    Samile Friesen
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    Jason Alexander

    Jay Greenspan
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    Judy Garland

    Frances Gumm
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    Ice Cube

    Oshea Jackson
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    Misha Collins

    Dmitri Krushnic
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    Traci Lords

    Nora Kuzma
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    Mary Astor

    Lucile Langhanke
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    Cary Grant

    Archibald Leach
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    Joan Crawford

    Lucille LeSueur
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    Hal Linden

    Harold Lipshitz
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    Yves Montand

    Ivo Livi
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    Morgan Fairchild

    Patsy McClenny
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    Michael Caine

    Maurice Micklewhite
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    John Wayne

    Marion Morrison
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    Marilyn Monroe

    Norma Jeane Mortenson
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    Michael Landon

    Eugene Orowitz
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    Jack Palance

    Volodymyr Palahniuk
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    Boris Karloff

    William Henry Pratt
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    Tony Curtis

    Bernard Schwartz
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    Roy Rogers

    Leonard Slye
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    Soupy Sales

    Milton Supman
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    Raquel Welch

    Jo Tejada
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    Skeet Ulrich

    Bryan Trout
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    Sandra Dee

    Alexandria Zuck