Stage name

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A stage name is a pseudonym used by performers and entertainers, such as actors, comedians, singers and musicians.wikipedia
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Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer

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Joan Crawford, born Lucille Fay LeSueur, had her name changed as a result of a magazine poll organised by her studio, MGM.

Steven Tyler

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Steven Tyler of Aerosmith changed his name from Stephen Victor Tallarico "for more promotional appeal".

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Steven Tyler of Aerosmith changed his name from Stephen Victor Tallarico "for more promotional appeal".

Jews

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Historically, Jews in Hollywood were encouraged to anglicize their names to avoid possible discrimination.

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Historically, Jews in Hollywood were encouraged to anglicize their names to avoid possible discrimination.

Anglicisation

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Historically, Jews in Hollywood were encouraged to anglicize their names to avoid possible discrimination.

Danny Kaye

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Examples of such name changes are Danny Kaye and Mel Brooks, both of whom were born with the surname Kaminsky, and Woody Allen (born Allen Konigsberg).

Mel Brooks

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Examples of such name changes are Danny Kaye and Mel Brooks, both of whom were born with the surname Kaminsky, and Woody Allen (born Allen Konigsberg).

Woody Allen

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Examples of such name changes are Danny Kaye and Mel Brooks, both of whom were born with the surname Kaminsky, and Woody Allen (born Allen Konigsberg).

Eric Braeden

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German-born actor Hans Gudegast adopted the stage name of Eric Braeden.

Anthony Quinn

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Actors Anthony Quinn and Anne Bancroft were advised to anglicize their names because 'Antonio Rodolfo Quinn Oaxaca' and 'Anna Maria Louisa Italiano', respectively, were considered too 'ethnic' for Hollywood and Broadway at the time.

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Actors Anthony Quinn and Anne Bancroft were advised to anglicize their names because 'Antonio Rodolfo Quinn Oaxaca' and 'Anna Maria Louisa Italiano', respectively, were considered too 'ethnic' for Hollywood and Broadway at the time.

Eydie Gormé

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Eydie Gorme (born Edith Garmezano), Sophia Loren (born Sofia Villani Scicolone), Charles Bronson (born Charles Dennis Buchinsky), and Rita Hayworth (born Margarita Carmen Cansino), are four more well-known examples of this trend.

Sophia Loren

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Eydie Gorme (born Edith Garmezano), Sophia Loren (born Sofia Villani Scicolone), Charles Bronson (born Charles Dennis Buchinsky), and Rita Hayworth (born Margarita Carmen Cansino), are four more well-known examples of this trend.

Charles Bronson

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Eydie Gorme (born Edith Garmezano), Sophia Loren (born Sofia Villani Scicolone), Charles Bronson (born Charles Dennis Buchinsky), and Rita Hayworth (born Margarita Carmen Cansino), are four more well-known examples of this trend.

Rita Hayworth

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Eydie Gorme (born Edith Garmezano), Sophia Loren (born Sofia Villani Scicolone), Charles Bronson (born Charles Dennis Buchinsky), and Rita Hayworth (born Margarita Carmen Cansino), are four more well-known examples of this trend.

David Boreanaz

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Broadcaster Dave Roberts was born David T. Boreanaz but was known professionally as Dave Thomas and later Dave Roberts as ethnic surnames were discouraged when he first began his career during the 1950s; his son, actor David Boreanaz, chose not to adopt a stage name.

Media market

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The use of stage names for ethnic purposes may vary widely depending on the media market the personality is representing.

Buffalo, New York

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For example, in Buffalo, New York, a city with a large Polish-American population, Polish-American media personalities typically work freely using their birth names.

Polish Americans

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For example, in Buffalo, New York, a city with a large Polish-American population, Polish-American media personalities typically work freely using their birth names.

Native Americans in the United States

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Sicilian-American actor Espera Oscar de Corti, who built his film career portraying Native Americans, reinvented himself as Iron Eyes Cody.

Iron Eyes Cody

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Sicilian-American actor Espera Oscar de Corti, who built his film career portraying Native Americans, reinvented himself as Iron Eyes Cody.

Passing (racial identity)

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He not only took his stage name as his legal name, but eventually began insisting that he actually was Native American.

Chloe Bennet

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Chloe Bennet had used her birth name, Chloe Wang, for her singing career in China.