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Born: Chaim Weitz
The KISS legend changed his name from Chaim Weitz to Eugene Klein upon emigrating to to the U.S. from Israel when he was 8. He later adopted his stage name as a tribute to obscure '50s and '60s American rockabilly singer Jumpin' Gene Simmons.
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