Did these TV stars use their real names or stage names?

Which classic television actors changed their given names for showbiz?

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Some people are born with a name that seems destined to turn up someday in bright lights on a movie marquee. Other budding actors feel the need to change their given name to sound more marketable, for whatever reason.

When you look back at those legends of classic television, the ones you can see right here on MeTV, you might not realize which stars were going by their birth names and which ones used stage names. The names they used in the credits are the ones by which we known them. 

But let's see if you can figure out who changed their name when they got into showbiz. If you can get more than 10 correct, you are a true TV trivia ace.
  1. Jack Lord
    Image: The Everett Collection
  2. Clint Eastwood
    Image: CBS
  3. Lucille Ball
    Image: The Everett Collection
  4. Alan Alda
  5. Tina Louise
    Image: AP Photo
  6. Steve McQueen
  7. Gavin MacLeod
    Image: AP Photo
  8. Barbara Stanwyck
    Image: The Everett Collection
  9. Tony Randall
  10. Ward Bond
  11. Michael Landon
    Image: The Everett Collection
  12. Bob Crane
  13. Valerie Harper
  14. Barbara Billingsley
    Image: The Everett Collection
  15. Don Knotts
    Image: The Everett Collection
Did these TV stars use their real names or stage names?

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