"When I saw Jerry Siegel, I asked him, "What is the real story? Where did the name Clark Kent come from?"
He smiled and said, "It's very simple. I named Clark after the most romantic movie idol of the age, Clark Gable."
I said, "I anticipated that. But where did Kent come from?"
He thought for a while and smiled and then he said, "Oh, I'll tell you. My wife's brother-in-law is Kent Taylor, a movie actor from back in the 40's."
So Kent came from Kent Taylor."