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Giovanni Ribisi, Actor; Antonio Giovanni Ribisi (Los Angeles 17 December 1974).
Anne Rice, Author; Howard Allen Frances O’Brien (New Orleans, Louisiana, 4 October 1941).
Dan Rice, Daniel McLaren, Circus clown (The Shakespeare clown) (USA, 1823-1900). He started up a newspaper in Girard, PA called the Cosmopolite. Girard celebrates Dan Rice Days every summer.
Elmer Rice, Dramatist; Elmer Leopold Reizenstein (New York City 28 September 1892 - 8 May 1967).
Grantland Rice, Sports writer; Henry Grantland Rice (Murfreesboro, Tennessee 1 November 1880 - 13 July 1954).
Buddy Rich, Jazz drummer and bandleader; Bernard Rich (Brooklyn, New York 30 September 1917 - 2 April 1987).
Sir Cliff Richard, Singer Harry Rodger Webb (India 1940).
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.
Maurice Richard, Ice hockey player; Joseph Henri Maurice Richard, nicknamed Rocket Richard (Montreal, Quebec 4 August 1921).
Ann Richards, Dorothy Ann Willis, Actor (Australia, 1917).
Beah Richards, Actor, poet and playwright; Beulah Richardson (Vicksburg, Mississippi 12 July 1920 - 14 September 2000).
Frank Richards, Writer Charles Hamilton (England).
Renee Richards, Tennis player and coach; Richard Raskind (19 August 1934).
Tony Richardson, Movie director/writer/producer, Cecil Antonio Richardson, (England, 1928-1991).
Nicole Richie, Celebrity; Nicole Camilla Escovedo (Berkeley, California 21 September 1981). Her name was changed at age nine, on adoption by Lionel Ritchie.
Harry Richman, Singer and Actor, Harry Reichman, (USA, 1895-1972).
Andy Richter, Television celebrity; Paul Andrew Richter (Grand Rapids, Michigan 28 October 1966).
Manfred von Richthofen, Air ace; Manfred Albrecht Freiherr von Richthofen also known as The Red Baron (Kleinburg, Silesia 2 May 1892 - 21 April 1918). Died in action.
"Tex" Rickard, Boxing promoter, George Lewis Rickard, (USA, 1871-1929).
Eddie Rickenbacker, WW1 Flying ace, Vernon Edward Richenbacher, changed his name because he didn't like the German spelling, (USA, 1890-1973).
Branch Rickey, National Baseball Hall of Famer; Wesley Branch Rickey, also known as The Mahatma (Stockdale, Ohio 20 December 1881 - 9 Deember 1965).
Don Rickles, Comedian and actor; Donald Jay Rickles (New York City, New York 8 May 1926).
John Ridgley, Actor, John Huntington Rea, (USA, 1909-1968).
Leni Riefenstahl, Photographer and film director; Helene Bertha Amalie Riefenstahl (Berlin, Germany 22 August 1902 - 8 September 2003). Sometimes referred to as 'Hitler's propagandist'.
Ron Rifkin, Actor; Saul Rifkin (31 October 1939 New York).
Cathy Rigby, Cathleen Roxanne Rigby, Gymnast (USA, 1952).
Jeannie C. Riley, Country singer; Jeannie Carolyn Stephenson (Anson, Texas 19 October 1944).
Johnny Ringo, Cowboy and outlaw; John Peters Ringo (Indiana 3 May 1850 - 13 July 1882).
Robert Ripley, Cartoonist (Believe it or not); Robert Leroy Ripley (Santa Rosa, California 25 December 1890 - 27 May 1949).
John Ritter, Actor, Jonathan Ritter (son of "Tex"), (USA, 1948).
Tex Ritter, Country singer; Woodward Maurice Ritter (Murvaul, Texas 12 January 1905 - 2 January 1974).
Al Ritz (billed as Ritz Brothers), Actor, Al Joachim, (USA, 1901-1965).
Harry Ritz (billed as Ritz Brothers), Actor, Harry Joachim, (USA, 1906-1986).
Jimmy Ritz (billed as Ritz Brothers), Actor, Jimmy Joachim, (USA, 1903-1985).
Chita Rivera, Stage/screen/movie dancer/actor, Dolores Conchita Figueroa del Revero, (USA, 1933).
Diego Rivera, Painter; José Diego Rivera Barrientos (Guanajuato, Mexico 8 December 1886 - 24 November 1957).
Geraldo Rivera, Investigative journalist/talk show host, Gerald Miguel Rivera (New York City 4 July 1943). His birth certificate actually states 'Riviera', but this was not the family name.
Paquito d'Rivera, Saxophonist; Francisco Dejesus Rivera, (Havana, Cuba 1948).
Joan Rivers, Comedian, Joan Alexandra Molinsky (USA 1935).
Johnny Rivers, John Henry Ramistella, Singer/songwriter (USA, 1942).
Larry Rivers, Artist, actor, film director and saxophonist; Yitzroch Loiza Grossberg (New York 17 August 1923 - 14 August 2002).
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