James Byron Dean

James Byron Dean

Male 1931 - 1955  (24 years)    Has more than 250 ancestors but no descendants in this family tree.

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  • Name James Byron Dean 
    Born 8 Feb 1931  Marion, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 30 Sep 1955  Cholame, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Park Cemetery, Fairmount, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I183364  Geneagraphie
    Last Modified 10 Mar 2013 

    Father Winton Dean,   b. 17 Jan 1908, Grant Cty, IN. He Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Mother Mildred Marie Wilson,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Family ID F70197  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Pier Angeli,   b. 19 Jun 1932, Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Sep 1971, Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 39 years) 
    Married
    • her mother blocked the union because Dean wasn't Catholic
    Last Modified 20 Jul 2004 
    Family ID F148302  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Natalie Wood,   b. 20 Jul 1938, San Francisco Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Nov 1981, Catalina Island Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 43 years) 
    Married Abt 1955 
    Last Modified 29 Mar 2002 
    Family ID F147526  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 3 Living 
    Last Modified 8 Apr 2002 
    Family ID F148293  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 4 Elizabeth Sheriden,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Last Modified 20 Jul 2004 
    Family ID F192192  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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  • Notes 
    • was raised on a farm by his aunt and uncle in Fairmount, Indiana.
      He received rave reviews for his work as the blackmailing Arab boy in the New York production of Gide's "The Immoralist," good enough to earn him a trip to Hollywood. His early film efforts were strictly bit parts: a sailor in the Martin & Lewis overly frantic musical comedy _Sailor Beware (1951)_ ; a GI in the moody Richard Basehart study of a platoon in the Korean War Fixed Bayonets (1951); a youth in the Piper Laurie - Rock Hudson comedy _Has Anybody Seen My Gal? (1952)_ . He had major roles in only three movies. In the Elia Kazan production of John Steinbeck's East of Eden (1955) he played Caleb, the "bad" brother who couldn't force affection from his stiff-necked father. His true starring role, the one which fixed his image forever in American culture, was that of the brooding red-jacketed teenager Jim Stark in Nicholas Ray's Rebel Without a Cause (1955). Filming of Edna Ferber's Giant (1956) ( George Stevens ), in which he played the non-conforming cowhand Jett Rink, was just coming to a close when Dean, driving his Porsche Spyder, collided with another car in Cholame, California. He had received a speeding ticket just two hours before. His very brief career, violent death and highly publicized funeral transformed James Dean into a cult object of apparently timeless fascination.
    • IMDb


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