Marion, Indiana, United States
Place of Death
Cholame, California, United States
Cause of Death
Claim to Fame
Cal Trask In East Of Eden (1955), Jim Stark In Rebel Without A Cause (1955), Jett Rink In Giant (1956).
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James Dean was born February 8, 1931, in Marion, Indiana, to Winton and Mildred Dean. His father, a dental technician, moved the family to Los Angeles when Jimmy was five. He returned to the Midwest after his mother passed away and was raised by his aunt and uncle on their Indiana farm. After graduating from high school, he returned to California where he attended Santa Monica Junior College and UCLA.
actor James Franco played James Dean in the TNT Movie James Dean.
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James Byron Dean
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James Byron Dean (February 8, 1931 – September 30, 1955) was an American actor. He is a cultural icon of teenage disillusionment and social estrangement, as expressed in the title of his most celebrated film, Rebel Without a Cause (1955), in which he starred as troubled teenager Jim Stark. The other two roles that defined his stardom were loner Cal Trask in East of Eden (1955) and surly ranch hand Jett Rink in Giant (1956). Dean's enduring fame and popularity rest on his performances in only these three films, in two of which he is the leading actor.
Winton Dean (Thursday January 17, 1907 – Tuesday February 21, 1995) (Aged 88).
Mildred Wilson (Thursday September 15, 1910 – Sunday July 14, 1940) (Aged 29).
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Santa Monica College, Santa Monica, California, United States (Transferred), University Of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States (Dropped Out After One Semester In January Of 1951)
Fairmount High School, Fairmount, Indiana, United States (1949)
(1950). TV commercial: Pepsi-Cola.
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