Paigowdan
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August 29th, 2016 at 3:50:30 PM permalink
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I see gene wilder is not his real name. I wonder how many people use a stage name, and why?



You need something catchy, like naming a new game. For the public, of course. Actors often get told, "Lose the name 'Sheldon Mermelschtein' etc."
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August 29th, 2016 at 3:55:13 PM permalink
Thank you for laughs Gene. Especially from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. RIP.
It's not whether you win or lose; it's whether or not you had a good bet.
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August 29th, 2016 at 4:01:19 PM permalink
He and Richard Pryor were great together. See No Evil, Hear No Evil is an underrated classic. They played the premise perfectly.
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August 29th, 2016 at 4:07:47 PM permalink
Quote: Paigowdan

You need something catchy, like naming a new game. For the public, of course. Actors often get told, "Lose the name 'Sheldon Mermelschtein' etc."



Wow look at the people on this list. I never knew.

http://m.ranker.com/list/celebrities-with-stage-names/celebrity-lists
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Paigowdan
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August 29th, 2016 at 5:02:42 PM permalink
There are some interesting stories behind the stage names selected.

Michael Caine, in 1955, needed to come up with a name to replace his birth name of Maurice Joseph Micklewhite while in his agent's London office; he took his new name from a recent and popular Bogart Movie The Caine Mutiny.

David Bowie changed his name so as not to be confused with Davy Jones (no "e"), - of the Monkees.

etc.

In any case, I choose to believe we all loved Gene Wilder's work (I did), with or without Mel Brooks.

And Mike - may there be no Death pool betting at this site.
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August 29th, 2016 at 5:21:35 PM permalink
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And Mike - may there be no Death pool betting at this site.



I'm an actuary, we love to bet on when people will die.
It's not whether you win or lose; it's whether or not you had a good bet.
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August 29th, 2016 at 5:28:20 PM permalink
NOT FUNNY Mike I wake up every morning afraid I will read my name in the obituaries in the morning paper.
Paigowdan
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August 29th, 2016 at 5:29:36 PM permalink
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I'm an actuary, we love to bet on when people will die.



I know, Mike, that was my concern.

Bad JoJo on doing that, as an office pool/forum blood pool bet.

It's not creepy for valid management/business/actuarial needs, but it would definitely need a confessor if done as a betting blood sport.
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August 29th, 2016 at 5:42:17 PM permalink
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I'm an actuary, we love to bet on when people will die.



Hard to beat the original...... Stiffs.com.

Great game goes on there every year. But beware, the guys there are sharks. They do the research. Look at this years leaders picks. Who knew Herman Wouk was still alive at 101? How about people you may have forgotten about who announced they had cancer 3 years ago?

Judgement aside, some here might want to look at entering this December after doing the research.
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August 29th, 2016 at 7:29:09 PM permalink
Question of the day: what does Gene Wilder in The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes' Smarter Brother have in common with someone with a "successful" roulette system?

"Sheer Luck!"

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