Can you match these TV stars to their original screen names?

"Don Sturdy" and "Cherie Moor" later turned into TV stars of a different name.

To make it in Hollywood, you need more than looks and talent. You also need a memorable name.

For some stars, it took a couple tries to get the perfect screen name. 

Below, you'll find some famous television performers billed — before they were famous. Yep, this is how they were credited early in their careers. See if you can match the names to the correct star!
  1. This icon was billed as "Mary Moore" when she appeared on Bourbon Street Beat.
  2. Which member of Charlie's Angels was known as "Cherie Moor" on Josie and the Pussycats?
  3. He was known as "Touch Connors" early in his career.
  4. This member of The Monkees was first billed as "Mickey Braddock" as a child star.
  5. Which male member of The Brady Bunch was billed by his given last name "Rietz" early in his career?
  6. This '60s action hero was first billed as "Will West" when he appeared on an episode of Philco Television Playhouse titled "The Joker."
  7. This sitcom actress first came to fame under her maiden name, "Noblette."
    Image: The Everett Collection
  8. He was billed as "Jameel Farah" early in his career, as seen here in Blackboard Jungle.
  9. This Larry was first billed in an episode of West Point by the name "Larry Hagland."
  10. In an episode of The Hunter in the early 1950s, he was known as "Jack Ryan."
  11. Which member of The Golden Girls was billed as "Patty Leigh" in the film How to Succeed with Girls?
    Image: The Everett Collection
  12. Finally, this funny fellow was billed as "Don Sturdy" when he played a "Counterboy" on The Andy Griffith Show.

Can you match these TV stars to their original screen names?

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RobertM 8 months ago
Howard Hesseman also used the name "Ron Sturdy" on an episode of the 1960's version of "Dragnet", where he played a radical.
EllisClevenger 31 months ago
You got 10 out of 12
Your performance was quite "Sturdy," if we must say so ourselves!
Missed #2 and #3.
It was pretty easy, once I got started.
Geronimo 31 months ago
A couple were tough................9/12
Tresix 31 months ago
12/12. EXTREMELY lucky to get that score!
Geronimo Tresix 31 months ago
Yeah luck
Barry22 32 months ago
11/12, and guessed on a few.
UTZAAKE 32 months ago
10/12. Foiled by 2 and 11.
MrsPhilHarris 32 months ago
Missed the Chuck Conners question even though I read the recent post.
JeffTanner 32 months ago
I got 10 out of 12 -------------Got #7 and #11 WRONG!
anthony 32 months ago
11/12.A lot of lucky guesses and one unlucky second guess.
teire 32 months ago
12/12, some educated guesses but most I knew. Amazing what the brain retains.
cperrynaples 32 months ago
10/12! Missed 7 [Fun fact: Benaderet auditioned for Granny before being cast as Pearl] and 12 [could a young black man even walk through Mayberry, much less hold a job?]. 2 was actually born Cheryl Ann Stopplemoor!
Tresix cperrynaples 31 months ago
As far as I know, there was only one black man to appear on "The Andy Griffith Show". His name was Rockne Tarkington. He appeared in "Opie's Piano Lesson". Tarkington used to appear on the "Danger Island" segment of "The Banana Splits". Mr. Tarkington died in 2015, his "Danger Island" co-star, Jan Michael Vincent, died yesterday.
Dario 32 months ago
11 out of 12; I missed #3, the Chuck Connors one. ☺️
cperrynaples DarioWiter 32 months ago
Obviously, you missed the recent post about Mike Connors! Besides, Chuck Connors played baseball!
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