Robert Charles Guidry and Bobby Charles

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The following two IMDB entries are one and the same person.

  • Bobby Charles - nm1968507
  • Robert Charles Guidry - nm1240563

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bobby_Charles

https://www.discogs.com/artist/553620-Bobby-Charles

https://www.allmusic.com/artist/bobby-charles-mn0000073644/biography

https://www.newyorker.com/culture/goings-on/bobby-charles-r-i-p

 

Robert Charles Guidry has 32 credits, including four with the attribute ‘as Robert Guidry’ and two with the attribute ‘as Bobby Charles’. There is a biography overview and some text in ‘Other Works’.

Bobby Charles has 7 credits, including one with the attribute ‘as Robert C. Guidry’ and another with the attribute ‘as Robert Guidry’. There is no other information about Bobby Charles on his IMDB page.

One of Bobby's credits is for a short film called ‘Santo 3000‘, made in 2008. I doubt that this is he, as neither Bobby nor Robert has any other acting credits. The film was made in California while Bobby Charles lived in Louisiana. 

 

Which way should the merge go?

Bobby merged into Robert? or vice versa?

I would merge Bobby into Robert because 

  • there are more credits for Robert, and 
  • Robert is the earlier entry based on id numbers.

 Opposed to that is the idea that a web search will turn up more links to Bobby Charles than Robert Charles Guidry, and is therefore the more common name.



 

 

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Graham

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A number of obituaries mention his stage name of Bobby Charles and his birth name as Robert Charles Guidry. In my opinion, I would merge the Robert Charles Guidry name page into Bobby Charles since most of his credits list his stage name and not by his birth name.

The "Santo 3000" credit should be moved to a new name page. It's likely contributors mistakenly submitted the music credits to the wrong name page. 

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