Natacha Rambova, Actor; Winifred Kimball Shaughnessy (Salt Lake City, Utah 19 January 1897 - 5 June 1966); Married to Rudolph Valentino, 1923-25.
Jeannette Rankin, Congresswoman; Jeanette Pickering Rankin (Missoula, Montana 11 June 1880 - 18 May 1973); The first woman to hold a high government office in the United States, and one of 50 members of Congress to vote against declaring War on Germany in 1916; The only member to vote against declaring war after Japan attacked Pearl Harbor on 7 December 1941.
Lou Rawls, Singer; Louis Allen Rawls (Chicago, Illinois, 1 December 1933 - 6 January 2006).
Gene Raymond, Actor; Raymond Guion (Los Angeles, California 13 August 1908 - 3 May 1998); Married to Jeanette McDonald 1937-65, her death.
Sir Michael Redgrave, Actor; Michael Scudamore Redgrave (Bristol, England 20 March 1908 - 21 March 1985); Knighted in 1959.
Pee Wee Reese, Baseball player; Harold Peter Henry Reese (Louisville, Kentucky, 23 July 1918 - 14 August 1999); Nickname arose from his being a marbles champion as a boy; Baseball Hall of Fame (1984)
Wallace Reid, Actor; William Wallace Halleck Reid (St. Louis, Missouri, 15 April 1892 - 18 January 1923).
Paul Reuter, Journalist; Born Israel Josaphat, later called himself Julius Josaphat. In 1845, he converted to Christianity, and changed his name to Paul Julius Reuter. in 1871, the Duke of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha conferred a barony (Freiherr). Finally, he came to be known as Paul Julius Freiherr von Reuter; Baron de Reuter (Kassel, Germany, 21 July 1816 - 25 February 1899), Founder of Reuters News Agency.
Anne Rice, Author; Howard Allen Frances O’Brien (New Orleans, Louisiana, 4 October 1941).
Keith Richard, Rolling Stone; Keith Richards (Dartford, England, 18 December 1943). After the Rolling Stones signed to Decca Records in 1963 their manager, Andrew Loog Oldham, dropped the s from Richards' surname believing that 'Keith Richard', "looked more pop". In the early 1970s Richards re-established the s in his surname.
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