James Dean

Movie Actor

Birthday February 8, 1931

Birth Sign Aquarius

Birthplace Marion, IN

DEATH DATE Sep 30, 1955 (24)

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Starred in Rebel Without a Cause and East of Eden, then died in a 1955 car crash at a tragically young age. He became an icon of the disillusioned teenager.  

Before Fame

He was successful at baseball, basketball and forensics in high school. He attended UCLA and became a cultural icon well before he died in a car crash at age 24. 


He became the first actor to have received multiple posthumous acting nominations. 

Family Life

He became romantically involved with actress Pier Angeli after meeting her on his Warner Studios movie sets. 

Associated With

He starred in the 1955 film Rebel Without a Cause with Sal Mineo


James Dean Highlights
James Dean Highlights