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« Reply #15 on: October 25, 2008, 01:51:50 PM »

Hmm, I was going to nominate Charles Bronson's credit in "House of Wax", where he played the mute Igor. But IMDB says he was listed as "Charles Buchinsky". I remember a much longer name in the credits. Am I imagining things?
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« Reply #16 on: October 25, 2008, 02:03:07 PM »

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« Reply #17 on: October 25, 2008, 02:12:15 PM »

The actor with the weirdest name I have ever heard is Black Eyed Susan ~ I kid you not. Buggedout

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« Reply #18 on: October 25, 2008, 02:52:19 PM »

There are some actual names that would just look funny beside a movie title, even though they are the  names the actors were given at birth, for example:
"The Sands of Iwo Jima" starring Marion Robert Morrison
"To Catch a Thief" starring Archibald Alexander Leach
These two guys are favorites of mine and have been in some of my favorite movies, but putting their real names after the titles always gives me a laugh.

Or that popular sitcom, Barney Miller, starring Hal Lips**tz.
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« Reply #19 on: October 25, 2008, 03:04:09 PM »

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« Reply #20 on: October 25, 2008, 04:54:57 PM »

Tuesday Weld is another one.  A day followed by a type of joint formed by melting metal. 
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« Reply #21 on: October 25, 2008, 08:18:34 PM »

Not an actor or anything, but I had a customer the other day whose name was Eduan Naude.   Buggedout

Wacky name if you ask me [I'll let people figure out why...]

That chap must have been a South African, Dean ~ that's a fairly common name here.

The first name, the last name or both?  On their own I'd think nothing of it, but what wierds me out is that you can spell his name backwards and it doesn't change anything!  His name backwards is his name forwards! 

You crazy South Africans...
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« Reply #22 on: October 26, 2008, 12:05:39 PM »

I seem to recall an actor calling himself 'Red Buttons' appearing in some big name movies like "The Poseidon Adventure".
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« Reply #23 on: October 26, 2008, 03:00:00 PM »

Skelton Knaggs:  Scrawny, pock-marked 40's character actor who popped up in many of the RKO and the later Universal horror films.

Butterfly McQueen: Screechy-voiced African-American character actress best know as "Miss Prissy" in GONE WITH THE WIND.

Joy Bang:  Bubbly blonde actress who had a brief career in the early 70's including roles in PRETTY MAIDS ALL IN A ROW, NIGHT OF THE COBRA WOMAN, and PLAY IT AGAIN, SAM and guest spots on TV series such as Adam-12, Hawaii Five-0,  and Medical Center .

Several African American character actors appeared in many films during the 30's and 40's under what would be considered pretty offensive (but still weird!) stage names like Mantan Moreland, Stepin Fetchit, and Sleep n' Eat.
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« Reply #24 on: October 26, 2008, 03:14:35 PM »

Butterfly McQueen: Screechy-voiced African-American character actress best know as "Miss Prissy" in GONE WITH THE WIND.

Oh, lord, I hated her. I grit my teeth till her scenes are over. Hate the voice, and hate the idiotic character, but I guess you weren't going to find too many great A-A parts in 1939.
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« Reply #25 on: October 26, 2008, 06:51:30 PM »

Wings Hauser - Always sounded like something you'd see on a menu, right after Eggs Benedict.
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« Reply #26 on: October 26, 2008, 08:15:43 PM »

I seem to recall an actor calling himself 'Red Buttons' appearing in some big name movies like "The Poseidon Adventure".


His given name was Aaron Chwatt, he received an Oscar for his role as Joe Kelly in the film "Sayonara". His co-star in the film Miyoshi Umeki also won an Oscar. It's a good movie to watch with your wife or girlfriend.

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« Reply #27 on: October 26, 2008, 09:46:15 PM »

Howzabout Deep Roy? He also goes by Roy Deep, but that doesn't really help all that much.
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« Reply #28 on: October 29, 2008, 05:42:15 AM »

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« Reply #29 on: October 29, 2008, 07:08:00 AM »

Several African American character actors appeared in many films during the 30's and 40's under what would be considered pretty offensive (but still weird!) stage names like Mantan Moreland, Stepin Fetchit, and Sleep n' Eat.

Scatman Crothers, Redd Foxx, Slappy White. Not offensive, rather cool, but still weird.
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