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Famous People with the Same Real Name  

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List of Famous People with the Same Name ranked by fame and popularity. Things can get confusing when celebrities share the same name. Several famous people try to distinguish themselves by adding a middle initial to their name while others adopt a stage name. One famous actor, known as “The King of Cool,” even shares his name with an Oscar-winning director.

Who is the most famous person who has a shared name? Kate Hudson tops our list. Hudson shares her name with a famous pop singer.  “I Kissed a Girl” singer Katy Perry was actually born Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson. She decided to use her mother's maiden name of Perry so she wouldn't be confused with the Almost Famous actress. Honeymooners actor Jackie Gleason shares a name with an up and coming TV actor.  Jack Gleeson plays the unscrupulous King Joffrey on Game of Thrones.

The Great Escape actor Steve McQueen shares his name with the man who directed the Oscar-winning film 12 Years a Slave. Blue Valentine actress Michelle Williams shares her name with one of the members of Destiny's Child.

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James Stewart is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People with the Same Real Name
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Actor and American war hero Jimmy Stewart shared his name with contemporary English film actor Stewart Granger, who was born James Lablache Stewart but changed his name to avoid confusion. see more on James Stewart
Howard Stern is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People with the Same Real Name
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Radio personality Howard Stern shares his name with the attorney Howard K. Stern, who appeared on The Anna Nicole Show with his girlfriend, Anna Nicole Smith.

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Jackie Gleason is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People with the Same Real Name
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Honeymooners actor Jackie Gleason shares a name with an up-and-coming actor.  Jack Gleeson played the unscrupulous King Joffrey on Game of Thrones.

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Albert Einstein is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People with the Same Real Name
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Albert Einstein shares his name with Broadcast News actor Albert Brooks, who was born Albert Lawrence Einstein. see more on Albert Einstein