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An actor’s real name maybe a very ordinary or common one. He or she might wish to change it to something rather more glamorous and memorable. Even a simple addition or alteration of one letter can make all the difference. Frankie Howard (1917–1992) made people look again when he restyled his name as Frankie Howerd. Frankie’s official name was Francis Alick Howard.

Room, A. (1981), ‘Names for a Living’, Naming Names, p.14
‘Frankie Howerd’, Wikipedia, retrieved 18 September 2013

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