James Dean Biography
James Byron Dean February 8, 1931 – September 30, 1955, was an American actor from Indiana. He is remembered as 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.
James Dean Death
The death of Hollywood actor James Dean occurred on September 30, 1955, near Cholame, California. He had previously competed in several auto racing events and was traveling to a sports car racing competition. When his car crashed at the junction of California State Route 46 (former 466) and California State Route. He was 24 years old
James Dean movies
The film depicts the dilemma of a typical teenager of the time, who feels that no one, not even his peers, can understand him.
Humphrey Bogart commented after Dean’s death about his public image and legacy.
James Byron died at just the right time. He left behind a legend. If he had lived, he’d never have been able to live up to his public
James Dean Porsche
While he was an actor, his dream was to be a professional race car driver (much like Patrick Dempsey and his racing career).
During his brief time as a professional racer, Dean had won a handful of races and had competed in several road races throughout his life.
He was a definite Porsche fan. He owned a 356 Porsche Speedster in which he had logged thousands of miles on before he got the 550 Spyder.
In September 1955, when he was involved in a head-on collision with a 1950 Ford Tudor. James Dean, only 24 years old, died in the crash.
Although already famous for his role in “East of Eden,” his death and the release of “Rebel Without a Cause” caused James to soar to cult status.
he forever frozen as the talented, misunderstood, rebellious youth remains the symbol of teenage angst.
he loved racing cars and in fact he and his brand-new,
$7000 Porsche Spyder convertible were on their way to a race in Salinas, 90 miles south of San Francisco.
Still, the gathering twilight and the glare from the setting sun would have made it impossible for
Turnipseed to see the Porsche coming no matter how fast it was going.
Rumor has it that Dean’s car, which he’d nicknamed the Little Bastard, was cursed.
After the accident, the car rolled off the back of a truck and crushed the legs of a mechanic standing nearby.
Later, after a used-car dealer sold its parts to buyers all over the country,
the strange incidents multiplied.