Real names of Celebrities

Names celebrities are born with
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    Lady Gaga
    Lady Gaga was born Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta. Phew! It's much easier to fit "Lady Gaga" on a record label.
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    Bruno Mars
    Über talented singer/songwriter Bruno Mars was born Peter Gene Hernandez
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    Vin Diesel
    Vin was born Mark Sinclair Vincent, which doesn't exactly scream "action star".
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    Bono of U2 was born Paul David Hewson...which definitely does not sound like the name of a rockstar.
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    Jamie Foxx
    Multitalented Jamie Foxx was born Eric Marlon Bishop
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    David Bowie
    David Bowie was born David Jones but had to change his name so people didn't confuse him with Davy Jones of the Monkees...not that the two could ever be easily confused.
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    Tim Allen
    Whether you know him as Buzz Lightyear, Santa Claus or Tim the Toolman Taylor, you definitely don't know him by his birth name - Timothy Allen Dick.
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    Portia deRossi
    Perhaps best known from "Arrested Development", the now Mrs. Degeneres is now starting on "Scandal". She was born Amanda Lee Rogers
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    Judy Garland
    Perhaps best known as Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz, Judy Garland was born Frances Ethel Gumm.
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    Meg Ryan
    Chances are, you've cried your eyes out to one of her movies. Meg Ryan, once referred to as "America's Sweetheart" was born Margaret Mary Emily Anne Hyra.