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Michael J. Fox’s Middle Name is Andrew

Image credit: Maureen Donaldson/Getty Images Michael J. Fox was born 50 years ago today. But as Stacy Conradt once told us, he wasn’t Michael J. back then. He was Michael A. Fox, for Andrew. There was already a Michael Fox in the Screen Actors Guild, so I suppose Michael decided “J.” sounded better than “A,” eh? To [...]

The Quick 10: 10 Names That Were Already Taken

There aren’t many places where names are first come, first-served, but actors’ unions are one of them. If you tried to register with one and found that someone was already actively using your name, you’d simply have to pick another one. It’s likely not a problem for people called Gyllenhaal, but the 10 entertainers below [...]

The Quick 10: People With Fake Middle Initials

Maybe fake isn’t exactly correct – some of the people on this list really have initials for middle names, they just don’t mean anything. But others have made them up entirely. Read on to see what I mean. 1. Harry S. Truman. His parents were trying to please both grandpas – Anderson Shippe Truman and [...]