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Rita Louise "Rita Bell" Bell Hansen
Birth: Jun. 16, 1925
Detroit
Wayne County
Michigan, USA
Death: Dec. 9, 2003
San Diego
San Diego County
California, USA

TV Personality. Graduated from Marygrove College in Michigan, she began her career as a public relations representative for United Way. She also sang with big bands, and was discovered one night in 1957 by the General Manager of WXYZ-TV Channel 7, making her the first female television broadcaster in Michigan's history. After two years, she was awarded her own show, "Prize Movie," which aired more than 6,000 movies during its 18-year run. Also an actress, she had a cameo role in a 1968 episode of ABC's western television series, "Big Valley," and was a national spokesperson for American Women in Radio and Television. (bio by: Always with Love) 
 
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 Spouse:
  Jerome Frederick Hansen (1925 - 2015)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery
San Diego
San Diego County
California, USA
Plot: CBAA, Row 2, #360
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Always with Love
Record added: Dec 22, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 8200764
Rita Louise Rita Bell <i>Bell</i> Hansen
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Rita Louise Rita Bell <i>Bell</i> Hansen
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Rita Louise Rita Bell <i>Bell</i> Hansen
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RIP Rita, my mom watched you every day!
- Joe Chester
 Added: May. 17, 2016
When we were kids, my sister, Tam, and I would watch your movie program. Heavenly days. God bless you, Rita Louise Hansen.
- Connor Williams
 Added: Jan. 4, 2015
Thank you for being a part of my childhod, as I watched your show. I always thought you were so pretty and I loved it the movie question wasnt answered and I think the money prize amounts would go up in increments of $5. Fond memories, God Bless.
- Cheryl Sutherlin-Soltani
 Added: Sep. 3, 2013
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