James Dean

James Dean

Born: February 8, 1931

Died: September 30, 1955

Nationality: American

Occupation: Actor

Biography: James Byron Dean was an American film actor. He is a cultural icon, best embodied in the title of his most celebrated film, Rebel Without a Cause, in which he starred as troubled Los Angeles teenager Jim Stark. The other two roles that defined his stardom were as loner Cal Trask in East of Eden, and as the surly ranch hand, Jett Rink, in Giant.

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Source/Notes: As quoted in "The unabridged James Dean: his life and legacy from A to Z" by Randall Riese, McGraw-Hill/Contemporary, 1991 - ISBN: 9780809240616
Source/Notes: As quoted in: "The unabridged James Dean: his life and legacy from A to Z" (McGraw-Hill/Contemporary, 1991) by Randall Riese, p. 231 - ISBN: 9780809240616
Source/Notes: As quoted in: "Boulevard of broken dreams: the life, times, and legend of James Dean" (Plume, 1997) by Paul Alexander, p. 71 - ISBN: 9780452278400. Also in: "Rebels united: James Dean, the enduring reality" (Brean-Jones Pub. Co., 1984) by Joel Brean, p. 133. And also in: "Rebels: The Rebel Hero in Films" (Citadel Press, 1973 ) by Joe Morella, Edward Z. Epstein, p. 91 - ISBN: 9780806503608

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Source/Notes: Second part of the quotation is supposedly from a letter he wrote to Reverend DeWeerd, accordingly to the book "James Dean: The Mutant King: A Biography" by David Dalton, Chicago Review Press, 2001, p. 81 - ISBN: 9781883052775