On This Day: James Dean Would Have Been 81



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He was born on Feb. 8, 1931 and died just 24 years later. His career was all too brief, but his legend has been one of Hollywood’s most enduring. James Dean was a promising young actor who rose to stardom off the strength of his first leading performance in Elia Kazan’s adaptation of John Steinbeck’s East of Eden . He starred in two more films, Rebel Without a Cause and Giant , but never saw either one released during his lifetime. … Read Full Post

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On This Day: James Dean Would Have Been 81

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