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       Joan Letitia LaCock

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Pseudonym:
       Joanne Dru

Some real names are awkward or ugly or have undesirable connotations. So people change it – to something euphonious and mellifluous. In this case actress, Joan Letitia LaCock (1922–1996). She was anxious to avoid a name smacking of impropriety; this prompted to make her name as Joanne Dru.

Sources:
Room, A. (1981), ‘Names for a Living’, Naming Names, p.14
‘Joanne Dru’, Wikipedia, retrieved 18 September 2013

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