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Rebel Randall
Original name: Alaine C. Brandes
Birth: Jan. 22, 1922
Cook County
Illinois, USA
Death: Jul. 22, 2010
Riverside County
California, USA

Actress. A glamorous brunette, she is remembered for her several dozen cinematic appearances from the early 1940s thru the mid 1950s. Born Alaine Brandes, she was raised in Chicago, won her first beauty pageant at three, was dancing professionally by age five, graduated from Foreman High School in 1936, gained experience at the Chicago Playhouse, and after making a name for herself doing radio commercials moved to Hollywood where she made her 1940 silver screen bow in "Turnabout". Working as a Paramount contract player, she was seen in numerous features of the day, among them 1941's "The Lone Rider in Ghost Town", "In Old Oklahoma" and "The Powers Girl" (both 1943), the 1945 "Booby Dupes", and 1945's "The Shadow Returns". During World War II, Rebel also worked as a Powers model, was a popular GI pin-up girl, was featured as "Esquire" magazine's centerfold at least twice, and had two failed marriages to radio personality William H. Moore, A.K.A. Peter Potter; in 1949, she was named "The Most Beautiful Girl on TV", then in the early 1950s she became a disc jockey and hostess for the Armed Forces Radio Service and had two immensely popular shows, "America Calling" on which she ran-up large phone bills, which she paid herself, arranging calls between troops serving overseas and their loved ones back home, and "Jukebox U.S.A." which garnered her the network's highest ratings. In September of 1953, Rebel married wealthy actor and businessman Tommy Thompson in an ill-starred union that lasted only a few days due to her husband's apparent mental instability, the marriage ending in annulment, though Rebel did drop her demand for hefty financial compensation. Last seen on the screen in the 1956 short "Come on Seven", she lived the rest of her days in Southern California, was for a time the face of Coca Cola, had romances with several high profile men, though she never married again, gradually faded from view, and died after spending her final years in a nursing facility. A number of her films are preserved on DVD. (bio by: Bob Hufford) 
Family links: 
  Theodore W. Brandes (1898 - 1975)
  Linne E. Brandes (1900 - 1973)
  Peter Potter (1905 - 1983)
Note: Married William Moore (Peter Potter) twice: 1943 & 1946.
Desert Memorial Park
Cathedral City
Riverside County
California, USA
Plot: Section B-9, Lot #60
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: S. Rich
Record added: Oct 28, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 79485417
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