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This morning I started reading James Best's book "Best in Hollywood". I found out that he was adopted and his birth name was Jewel Franklin Guy.

I'm almost 50 and my whole life I'd never heard the first name Jewel before (for a man at least)

This evening I went to a college basketball game and (you guessed it) there was a guy named Jewel on the opposing team. After the game I showed him the book and we had a good laugh over the cool coincidence of seeing that name twice in the same day.

I was impressed because he knew Rosco's real name. Of course I explained the reason for the change was the adoption.

The basketball player was from West Virginia and James was from Kentucky so I wonder if it's a name more common in coal country. Does anybody know?

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