Netflix's 'Hollywood' Cast vs. Their Real-Life Counterparts (PHOTOS)

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Queen Latifah Hattie McDaniel
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Ryan Murphy's limited Netflix series Hollywood tackles Tinseltown during the post-World War II era, but though it features real people doesn't mean it portrays total reality.

Hollywood boasts a star-studded ensemble cast of characters used to demonstrate the unfair systems and biases of race, gender and sexuality still present in the industry today. While many key characters aren't based on existing Hollywood icons, a few of them are plucked directly from the past including names like Rock Hudson, Hattie McDaniel, Anna May Wong, and Vivien Leigh.

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With so many Broadway vets (Patti LuPone! Jeremy Pope!) in the cast, the actor reveals there was much singing going on when the cameras turned off.

Below, we're comparing the real-life stars against their onscreen counterparts. Scroll through for a look at the individuals Murphy brought to life once again in his unique take on the Golden Age of Hollywood.

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