Thursday, October 9, 2014

A rose by any other name looks better on a marquee

Time for another quiz.

I don’t think I have done this before, but if I have, well, I’m going to do it again.

Lots of people in show biz use their real names (Gwyneth Paltrow and George Clooney come to mind) , but some have been persuaded to use names other than the perfectly good ones they were given at birth.

Can you guess who the following people are or were? Some are easy and some are not. No fair Googling. I’ll admit to throwing you a couple of curves.


1. Anthony Dominick Benedetto
2. Benny Lubelsky
3. Bernie Schwartz
4. Herbert Khaury
5. Archibald Leach
6. Maurice Micklewhite
7. Marion Morrison
8. Arnold George Dorsey
9. Leslie Lynch King, Jr.
10. William Jefferson Blythe III


1. Norma Jean Baker
2. Lucille Fay LeSueur
3. Vivian Mary Hartley
4. Eleanora Fagan
5. Joan Alexandra Molinsky
6. Ruby Katherine Stevens (Hint: My father’s favorite actress)
7. Rose Louise Hovick
8. Caryn Elaine Johnson
9. Frances Rose Shore
10. Marguerite Annie Johnson

The answers will be in my next post!


  1. I am pig ignorant I know Norma is Marilyn Monroad.
    I love film but am not the least interested in the names of the subjects.

  2. I only know Tony Bennett, John Wayne, Gerald Ford, Bill Clinton, Marilyn Monroe, Vivien Leigh, Whoopi Goldberg and Maya Angelou. Looking forward to learning the rest!

  3. I think Bernie Schwartz was Tony Curtis. Is Robert Brague a stage name for Huckleberry Hound?