Actor Donald Sutherland and his second wife, Shirley Douglas, welcomed twins in late 1966. One of the twins was a baby girl named Rachel, the other was a baby boy named Kiefer after “Warren Kiefer,” alias of Lorenzo Sabatini, who had written and directed Donald’s first film, Castle of the Living Dead (1964).
The baby name Kiefer ended up debuting impressively (tied for 44th highest of all time!) on the SSA’s baby name list in 1988, thanks to Kiefer Sutherland’s success in films like The Lost Boys (1987) and Young Guns (1988).
Source: Marks, Michele. “Ask Michele.” Southeast Missourian 22 Apr. 1993: 2.
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