Golden Age of Hollywood – The Name Game

We continue our trivia questions about the Golden Age of Hollywood by identifying the birth names of beloved stars and their screen names. It’s no secret that name changes were commonplace and studios felt that the right moniker was important for publicity purposes. Below are a dozen names that movie personalities were born with. Their careers spanned the Golden Age between the 1930’s and the 1950’s. Can you identify the actors? The screen name answers are provided also. (Top photo: Bigstock)

Birth Names:

  1. Marion Robert Morrison
  2. Emanuel Goldenberg
  3. Archibald Alec Leach
  4. Lucille Fay LeSeuer
  5. Maureen FitzSimons
  6. Audrey Kathleen Ruston
  7. Roy Harold Scherer Jr.
  8. Ruby Catherine Stevens
  9. Emilie Claudette Chauchoin
  10. Laszlo Lowenstein
  11. Betty Joan Perske
  12. Gretchen Young

Actor’s Screen Names:

  1. John Wayne
  2. Edward G. Robinson
  3. Cary Grant
  4. Joan Crawford
  5. Maureen O’Hara
  6. Audrey Hepburn
  7. Rock Hudson
  8. Barbara Stanwyck
  9. Claudette Colbert
  10. Peter Lorre
  11. Lauren Bacall
  12. Loretta Young
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