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Born Esther Jones, in the 1920s her stage name was Baby Esther an her hit song was "Boop oop doop!"....Betty Boop

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Sadayakko was her stage name as an actress and dancer, derived from a combination of her real name, Sada Koyama, and her geisha name, Yakko. Born in 1871, the twelfth child of a Samurai family, which had fallen into poverty, she was indentured to the Hamada okiya (geisha house) in Tokyo at the age of four. In 1893, after a successful career as a geisha, she retired at the age of twenty-two to marry Otojiro Kawakami, a ‘new wave’ actor and theatrical entrepreneur.

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2Pac was raised in California's impoverished neighborhoods amidst a time of heavy racial tension and Reagan's war on drugs. He is seen here in this picture taking a relaxed boxing stance, his face locked in a focused expression. Shakur seemed to live his life like a movie; everything he did he did with passion and natural adeptness, and his albums were his musical masterpieces that coincided with everything he lived through. I think he lived his life exactly as he envisioned himself living.

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from Cracked.com

6 Insane True Stories Behind The Stage Names of Celebrities

A person's Hollywood career pretty much banks on their name. Some of these stories, though, are just downright ridiculous.

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from MadameNoire

Historical Figures You Didn't Know Were Black

It's Me!! BETTY BOOP - Origin Ms. ESTHER JONES, known by her stage name, "Baby Esther," was an African-American singer/entertainer of the late 1920s. She performed regularly at the The Cotton Club in Harlem. Singer Helen Kane saw her act in 1928 and (COPIED or stole) Ms. Jones' singing style! for a recording of "I Wanna Be Loved By You." Ms. Jones' singing style went on to become the inspiration for Max Fleischer cartoon character's voice and singing style of BETTY BOOP, who was a Black…

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