Sunday, September 12, 2010

RIP Rebel Randall

Alaine Brandes known to film fans as Rebel Randall died in Riverside, California on July 22, 2010. Born and raised in Chicago, Illinois, she graduated from Foreman High School and became a John Robert Powers model before going to Hollywood. She became a popular G.I. pin-up girl during the 1940s she did several layouts, including one for Esquire magazine. She also did a stint as "The Coca Cola Girl" in advertisements. She later was a disc jockey for the Armed Forces Radio Services and hosted a show called "Radio Calling". In the 1950s, Rebel discovered that a New Orleans stripper began using her name and she had to legally stop her. According to an interview with Mike Barnum in the December 2009 issue of "Classic Images", she got her initial start after winning a scholarship to the Max Reinhardt Workshop in Hollywood where she appeared as Queen Titania in a version of "A Midsummer Night's Dream.

RANDALL, Rebel (Alaine C. Brandes)
Born: 1/22/1922, Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A.
Died: 7/22/2010, Riverside, California, U.S.A.

Rebel Randall's westerns - actress:
The Lone Rider in Ghost Town - 1941 (Helen Clark)
Sin Town - 1942 (dance hall girl)
In Old Oklahoma - 1943 (woman on train)
Dead or Alive - 1944 (Belle Loper)

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