Which celebrity received their stage name from a medieval English ballad?
Chevy Chase is a comedic actor who is best known for his appearances on Saturday Night Live and his starring roles in the films Caddyshack (1980), National Lampoon's Vacation (1983), and Fletch (1985). Chevy Chase was born Cornelius Crane Chase in New York City. Chase was named for his adoptive grandfather Cornelius Vanderbilt Crane, while the nickname "Chevy" was bestowed by his grandmother, derived from the medieval English ballad "The Ballad of Chevy Chase". As a descendant of the Scottish Clan Douglas, the name seemed appropriate to her.
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