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Birth names availability in data sets

Hello,

I noticed that actors/performers birth names are not included in the IMDB Dataset that you make available to public for personal and non-commercial use.
Is there a way to obtain a data source that includes them? Will they be available in a IMDB PRO subscription?

Many thanks,
Fabio

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Hello lowpass,

Birth name displaying will depend on the user and profile owner, some actors/performers might request IMDb not to display their own birth date depending on their preferences. This data is only available to the profile owner.

More details can be found on our guidelines.

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@Fran​ many thanks for your answer.

To further refine my question:

when I search for an actor in Search IMDB birth name, if allowed by owner, is displayed in full bio->Overview (see pic), so I guess it must be stored somewhere.

So my question is: for those actors/performers who allow birth name to be displayed, is this name available in a table dataset, like "name_basics", or any other form?

Thanks,

Fabio

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Hi @lowpass​ -

I have reached out to the appropriate team to confirm the availability of "birth names' in our IMDb datasets.  As soon as I have confirmation I will provide the details here.

Cheers!

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Hi @lowpass​ -

I'm following up to confirm that unfortunately, 'birth-names' are not available in IMDb Datasets for personal/non-commercial use. The dataset that contains 'birth-names' is only be available for commercial use and must be licensed by companies.

I hope this helps clarify.

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@Michelle​ many thanks, I will contact the company for a commercial license.

Fabio