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Stage names are hardly uncommon in show biz, but here are 10 with the most interesting origin stories:

Cornelius Crane Chase was nicknamed Chevy by his grandmother. She got the name from the medieval narrative folk song, The Ballad of Chevy Chase. CRACKED.COM

source: Yahoo News 

Eric Marlon Bishop is the real name of Jamie Foxx. The stage name came from Foxx's open mic days whenhe realized a unisex name would guarantee him more stage time as comedians running the show would often call female names first. CRACKED.COM

source: Youtube 

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