Reporting Potential Fake Actor 'Rae Sunshine Lee'

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There is a listing on ImDb for a fake actor by the name of 'Rae Sunshine Lee' who lists having been in over 100 films as an actor and at least 25 films as 'producer, director, writer, researcher, etc...', when, in fact, she has done none of these and there is no source online that I can find that lists this actor in any film she lists.  Allowing these fake listings to exist ruins the reliability of ImDb as a research tool.  How does one get these fakes deleted and banned?

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Ed Jones(XLIX)

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David, Start a new posting.
This may well go unnoticed being posted here.
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Hi David,

I split off your post to a separate thread so that it will be more likely to be noticed. As Ed notes above, once a thread is marked solved, IMDb Staff are less likely to see a post.

Note: I am a non-staff member with limited admin rights. Only an IMDb Staff member can address your concern.
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David: Some years ago, there were a few threads dealing with Rae Sunshine Lee's credits:
https://getsatisfaction.com/imdb/topics/evidence-in-support-of-rae-sunshine-lee-credit-corrections
https://getsatisfaction.com/imdb/topics/-how-to-eat-like-a-child-photo-in-support-of-assigning-sunshine-lee-iv-s-credit-correctly-and-factually
https://getsatisfaction.com/imdb/topics/rae-sunshine-lee

I have no idea whether all of her credits are valid, but based on the research by contributor Bob the Moo (then one of the top contributors on this board), it looks like we can be sure that she has at least some valid credits.
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Ed Jones(XLIX)

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Grommit82, I looked at them, and out of the nearly 200 total credits right around 80% are bogus.
There were several Rita the Beater credits that I missed.

From what I can verify I made a submission. Contribution #190619-173241-126000




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Hi David -

If you are certain of incorrect credits listed on the page for "Rae Sunshine Lee", please request the removal of those incorrect credits through our online Update form and our editors will take a look.
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Hello again Ed,

To start, I've known Dian since I was in film school in LA 2003. We have been friends and work together on occasion. Dian did cast Sunshine and others in this film and I know that they have known eachother for a long time.

As far as a big festival release for this project, I didn't have the time to set anything major up with my workload on other projects and I've just been enjoying going to festivals and watching it play with the audiences.

I suppose that you could Google the festivals it has been in and contact the directors of said festival if you really want to dig deep. I could try to put you in contact with the ones that I do know.

Other than that here are two pictures from my timeline showing Sunshine and the Credits.

Good day

Vince

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Thank you
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Ed Jones(XLIX)

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Would you please voluntarily correct the character names reflected in your provided screengrab.
Rae is not listed as Rita The Beater.
She should correctly listed as "Balls Fan"
By IMDb policy character names shall be listed .........
1. In the order as seen on screen.
2. As listed Character as seen on screen.
As it is now the Character at position #2 is in an unknown position as you have not provided a full screen grab, but is above the "Balls Fan" cast list.
Dian is clearly however not #2.

For accuracy please provide a full in order cast list.
It will now need to be fully verified as it does not match what you have provided.
If not corrected I will make corrections based on the info you have provided.
Thanks for your cooperation and making IMDb accurate.
Appreciate it very much.
:):)

In case you need a reminder of the mismatch.
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt4341706/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1

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Hi again Ed,

Absolutely an oversight on my part. I'm going to redo my credits on the film itself then send you a screenshot. Just give me a little time and I'll do my best. Thanks for the heads up.

Vince
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Thanks Vince for that.
But you have provided a screen grab already.
A full screen grab of the first one will only work.
IMDb goes off of the way it is when first released.
Sorry, but the IMDb page must be the one that is altered.
Not your as already released cast list.
Thanks.
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Will,
if you  look at her bio it states that she was a child model in the 1960's. So that would make her somewhere between 6-16 years old.



If this is to be believed, then how does a 6-16 year old become a researcher on Star Trek )1966) or The Beverly Hillbilly's (1965). Her other researcher credits below are suspect too because she would have been still quite young. All of these cannot be verified, but common sense dictates that they are more than likely false if you use the Occam's Razor Theory of Deductive reasoning.



And if these were uploaded by someone else and not Rae herself then that contributor may be rae's sockpuppet that has been submitting other data that is good data so as to build credibility so that she may upload false data for her own gain. Just a theory. But worth a peek or a look see. Plus if I was researching this I would also look and see "When" the majority of her information was uploaded and see if it was uploaded by this respected contributor shortly after this contributor started contributing.
Again if you apply Occum's, there was a reference by Grommit82 to four other people having doubt's about Rae. If you include the poster of this thread and me that comes to 6 people. If it walks like a Duck and Quacks like a Duck?

Thanks for your time.

Cheers
Ed
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