Celebrities, famous people, singers, rappers, politicians, criminals,
actors & actresses, authors, composers, athletes.
All are celebrities, and many use a pseudonym, nom-de-plume, nom-de-guerre,
stage name, act name, nickname, or business name.
Many use their real name, but this site gives more information on the full name.
Celebrities often change their name.
They do this for various reasons - to hide their identity, to hide their ethnic origin,
to establish a 'stage name', to avoid another similar name,
or because someone else suggested a better-sounding name. Sometimes they simplify the name.
In some cases, they switched because the real name was already in use.
Real names of rappers are a special case. Most of them use a stage name.
It may be a childhood nickname, but in many cases the name is intended to show some aspect of toughness.
Sometimes it is a street name.
On this site, their real/birth names are shown, along with biographical data like birth date,
birth place, death date, zodiac sign, relationships - marriages, children, parents. The reasons for their fame (categories) are listed, also
a brief description of their fame, or a list of accomplishments. Search methods are provided.
There are more than 645 different halls of fame plus 21 non-sports awards and honors and 90 sports awards, trophies, medals listed.
More than 13,000 names are identified in these awards and halls of fame.