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Re: William Holden

Unread post by drednm » Mon Mar 26, 2012 12:03 pm

Jennifer Paterson, minor film actress
Jennifer Paterson, one of the Two Fat Ladies
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Unread post by Ed Watz » Mon Mar 26, 2012 2:04 pm

How about some homophonic celebrity names:

Ed "Kookie" Byrnes ("lend me your comb");

Edward Burns (contemporary director); and

Edward Bernds (GREAT comedy director of the past).

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Re: William Holden

Unread post by ajabrams » Mon Mar 26, 2012 2:29 pm

Getting a little more contemporary, the two Paul Rudds.

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Nothing but the Ruth

Unread post by Richard Finegan » Thu Mar 29, 2012 7:02 pm

Not quite exactly the same name, but similar enough for them to be confused in filmographies:

Ruth Etting (singer and occasional actress, although even she agreed she was better at the former than the latter).
Ruth Eddings (chorus girl in several Busby Berkeley movies).

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Re: William Holden

Unread post by Mike Gebert » Thu Mar 29, 2012 7:24 pm

Does it count that Stewart Granger's real name was James Stewart?
I always thought it was kind of funny that they even look a little similar (well, more than Gary Cooper and Edward Brophy, say).


Well, and on that note, Michael Keaton had to adopt the last name of his favorite silent comedian, because SAG already had a Michael Douglas.
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