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« on: January 04, 2003, 09:57:47 PM »

what  name was given  to  MR  eastwood  as a younster  before he was clint eastwood.
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« Reply #1 on: January 04, 2003, 09:59:48 PM »

Hey ajay,
His parents called him Clinton Eastwood Jr.  :)
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« Reply #2 on: January 04, 2003, 10:02:24 PM »

lilly  give  it  another  try.
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« Reply #3 on: January 04, 2003, 10:09:47 PM »

 ??? Well if that ain't right, I ain't got a clue!
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« Reply #4 on: January 04, 2003, 10:12:38 PM »

he  was given the name  'sonny'  or  junior both  of  which he disliked, hence he was called clint eastwood jr and later clint eastwood.
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« Reply #5 on: January 05, 2003, 12:38:09 AM »

Not that Im saying your wrong, but wheres the beef? (beef meaning proof.)
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« Reply #6 on: January 05, 2003, 12:59:02 AM »

It's a fact ... Eastwood was given the name "Clinton Eastwood, Jr." by his parents at birth, and thus it is recorded on his birth certificate. There is a facismile of that document on p. 8 of Clint Eastwood, by Gerald Cole and Peter Williams (London: W.H. Allen, c1983).

I assume ajay is referring to names his parents called him by in his boyhood ... naturally, his mother wasn't prone to calling out the window "Clinton Eastwood, Junior, it's time to come in for dinner, now" (though I bet there were times when she exclaimed, "Why, Clinton Eastwood Junior! WHAT did you just say?").

On p. 26 of Richard Shickel's Clint Eastwood (New York: Random House, 1996), Schickel tells us:

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Always tall for his age (he was more than six feet tall when he was thirteen), he was more than usually self-conscious about his appearance, about his family nicknames ("Sonny" and "Junior," both of which he hated), about his indifferent performance in school.

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« Reply #7 on: January 05, 2003, 01:08:21 AM »

Thanks KC. I knew I could count on you. ;)
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