headshot of the singer, David Bowie

January 8th, 2020 would have been the 73rd birthday for David Bowie. The singer and songwriter was born as David Robert Jones, but he adopted a new public name to avoid confusion with the established celebrity musician David Jones, a/k/a Davy Jones of The Monkees. Many authors, musicians, and actors adopt new names to distinguish themselves from others, preserve their anonymity and/or use names that are perceived to possess greater brand strength. To honor David Bowie and his creative spirit, test your knowledge of these well-recognized pseudonyms and fictitious stage names:

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What makes a voice actor successful in their role? Their ability to tell stories and to manipulate the inflection in their voice, which in turn forms a connection with their audience. Voice actors have no choice but to abandon body language, which all actors alike, rely on to tell a story. Voice acting is no walk in the park, and that is why you find yourself recognizing the voice of one character in a show with the voice of another character in a different movie. Fivesquid has created this infographic detailing just how in-demand voice actors are. Any surprises?

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