Take Ramon Bieri, an actor I saw a lot on TV cop shows in the '60s and '70s and beyond. I assumed his name was pronounced Ruh-MOAN Bee-AIR-ee.
Wrong. I was watching The Streets of San Francisco, and the announcer (This is a Quinn Martin production) called him RAY-mon BEER-eye. The first name sounded like Raymond without the "d."
You never know.
Editorial group: If you're a writer, editor or general freelancer, you might check out my Freelance Writers and Editors group on Yahoo. We've been really active lately, and I think we've become useful to each other.
Writers' guidelines: If you want to write for magazines, check out the writers' guidelines on my Freelance Writers and Editors group.
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