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Old April 17th, 2013, 12:07 PM
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Do you have the same surname as a famous person ? If so are you often asked if you are related to that person ?

There are 3 very famous people who have my surname .I am asked very often if I am related to any of these people but alas I am not .

I do know that Trip's husband shares both his first and last names with a figure in the sports world and to use a current expression "that is so cool."
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Old April 17th, 2013, 01:19 PM
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Last year, my Bruce Pearl, got many FB friend requests to be the "other" Bruce's friend.

Many years ago I was standing in the cleaners, and, had to give my name, as did the man next to me,and we both said Pearl at the same time...it was funny..Only recently did I learn his son's name is Bruce,and yes, he is the, Bruce, the famous one. ! We all lived in the same town too.

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Old April 17th, 2013, 04:55 PM
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No one who meets me asks if I am related to Mean Joe Green. Our college newspaper used to carry the syndicated columnist Bob Greene (Chicago.) I had a few people ask if that was me.

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but not Lorne Greene the actor?

I have the same last name as a famous basketball player.
I would never be confused as his relative, either.

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Old April 18th, 2013, 07:19 AM
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Berry is my last name. I can only think of Chuck Berry. No one has ever asked if we were related.

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Old April 18th, 2013, 12:13 PM
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I share my surname with a politician ,an author and a baseball player ,
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Old April 18th, 2013, 12:19 PM
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Certainly not my last name, but I am often told I look like Celine Dion (must be my French Canadian blood). On the other hand, my husband's last name is Sheen, and we always say "like Charlie Sheen, but NO we are not related!"

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Old April 18th, 2013, 11:21 PM
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I have the same first and last name as a very famous radio personality. I often get asked if I am he; I always respond "I wish I had his money."

Otherwise, I have a very common last name; same as one Senator and (at least) one Congressman.

As for relatives, distant cousins formed Sealy Mattress; I wish I had some of their money too.


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