>In the cases of Jon Stewart and Alison Brie, they are using their middle names as de facto surnames. In other words, they would be referred to as Mr. Stewart and Ms. Brie.
Rose Marie actually started her career as “Baby Rose Marie” which definitely implies that Marie is a middle name, rather than a surname. Tina Louise never (to my understanding) had Louise as a part of her legal name, and Tina Louise was a persona or stage name. I’m unsure if she ever would have been Ms. Louise.
How do we expect the public to know this?
100 1 John, Elton
670 The many lives of Elton John, 1992: ǂb CIP galley (b. Reginald Kenneth Dwight; professionally known as Elton John)
Neither name looks like a last name.
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Mississippi State University
I see in the first two examples the first indicator is a 0 instead of a 1 … perhaps that is supposed to tell the cataloger that this is not a surname, but instead a compound given-name.
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University of Florida
Sometimes we file people under their first name when they are using their middle name as a last name:
100 0 Tina Louise, ǂd 1934-
670 Halliwell's filmgoer's comp., 1988 ǂb (Louise, Tina; b. 1934; AKA Tina Blacker; actress)
100 0 Rose Marie, ǂd 1923-2017
670 Internet movie database WWW site, April 13, 2004 ǂb (Rose Marie, aka Rose Marie Mazetta, aka Baby Rose Marie; b. Aug. 15, 1923, New York, N.Y.)
And sometimes we don't:
100 1 Stewart, Jon, ǂd 1962-
670 IMDb, Apr. 16, 1998 ǂb (Jon Stewart, b. Jonathan Stewart Leibowitz, Nov. 28, 1962; actor)
100 1 Brie, Alison
670 Wikipedia ǂb (Alison Brie Schermerhorn (born December 29, 1982) is an American actress)
I suspect it's a case of whether we knew their real names at the time. Going forward, and preferably going back, can we have some consistency? While the first two examples are technically correct, their real names are more trivia than helpful navigation.
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