LIVE POLL: Most Glorious Birth Name of an Actor

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Actors often change their names at the start of their careers to make them seem more accessible, at the direction of a studio or agent, or just because their birth name doesn't seem "matinee-ready". Which of these birth names gives you a warm feeling in your heart and a chuckle in your throat? 

Calvin Broadus (Snoop Dogg) 
Spangler Arlington Brugh (Robert Taylor) 
Dallas Burrows (Orson Bean) 
Jennifer Butala (Jenna Elfman) 
Harlean Carpenter (Jean Harlow) 
Richard Cox (Dick Sargent) 
Alphonso d'Abruzzo (Alan Alda) 
Issur Demsky (Kirk Douglas) 
Reginald Kenneth Dwight (Elton John) 
Colin Emm (Richard Dawson) 
Joyce Frankenberg (Jane Seymour) 
Samile Friesen (Dyan Cannon) 
Jay Greenspan (Jason Alexander) 
Frances Gumm (Judy Garland) 
Oshea Jackson (Ice Cube) 
Dmitri Krushnic (Misha Collins) 
Nora Kuzma (Traci Lords) 
Lucile Langhanke (Mary Astor) 
Archibald Leach (Cary Grant) 
Lucille LeSueur (Joan Crawford) 
Harold Lipshitz (Hal Linden) 
Ivo Livi (Yves Montand) 
Patsy McClenny (Morgan Fairchild) 
Maurice Micklewhite (Michael Caine) 
Marion Morrison (John Wayne) 
Norma Jeane Mortenson (Marilyn Monroe) 
Eugene Orowitz (Michael Landon) 
Volodymyr Palahniuk (Jack Palance) 
William Henry Pratt (Boris Karloff) 
Bernard Schwartz (Tony Curtis) 
Leonard Slye (Roy Rogers) 
Milton Supman (Soupy Sales) 
Jo Tejada (Raquel Welch) 
Bryan Trout (Skeet Ulrich) 
Alexandria Zuck (Sandra Dee) 

Note, I only included those who changed both their first and last names. 

Went live 10/14/14
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