Rebel Randall (Alaine Brandes)
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BiographyChicago, Illinois, USA
American actress of the 1940's and 50's, a former Esquire model and wartime pin-up girl. She got her start in Hollywood via a scholarship to the Max Reinhardt workshop on the strength of being 'The Coca Cola Girl' and elected 'ad queen of Chicago'. Her first starring role on stage was in 'Seventeen' in 1940. Her subsequent film career was desultory and after a year under contract to Paramount as a stock bit part player, she protested by changing her name from Alicia Brandes to Rebel Randell. Read more... on radio in the 1950's. The only female DJ in Hollywood, she broadcast (at KCBS) for the American Forces Radio Service as hostess of 'Radio Calling' and, later, 'Jukebox, USA'. She was popularly known as 'Miss Double Distilled Honey' and 'The Girl whose Voice could Melt an Iceberg'. Rebel also made headlines as a result of several stormy failed marriages: twice to radio personality William M. Moore (aka Peter Potter) and a particularly acrimonious third to actor/salesman Glenn Thompson.