James Dean

James Byron Dean (1931 - 1955)

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James Byron Dean
Born in Seven Gables, 4th St and McClure St, Marion, Grant, Indiana, USAmap
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Died in Route 466 and 41 Junction, Cholame, San Luis Obispo, California, USAmap
Profile last modified | Created 7 Jan 2014 | Last significant change: 26 Nov 2018
21:45: Aaron Gullison edited the Biography for James Byron Dean (1931-1955). (Imported data from Find A Grave 267.) [Thank Aaron for this | 1 thank-you received]
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Categories: Park Cemetery, Fairmount, Indiana | Motor Vehicle Accidents | Notables.

James Dean is Notable.


James Dean, an actor who only made three films, became a cultural icon for the post WWII adolescents of his time. He symbolized the brooding unrest that simmered inside this generation. His good looks gained him an eager following ready to see more. Tragically, his life was ended at the age of 24 when he crashed his Porsche, Little Bastard, just before the release of Rebel Without a Cause. This cemented the legend of James Dean which still remains.

His Hollywood Walk of Fame Motion Pictures Star is at 1719 Vine Street, also awarded posthumously, 8 Feb 1960.

A supposed curse attached to Dean's car Little Bastard is described here.


  • Indiana, Birth Certificates, 1907-1940 - index courtesy Ancestry.com confirms his birth in Grant county, Indiana. See also: Web: Grant County, Indiana, Marion Public Library Birth Index, 1882-1981: James Byron Dean, Birth: 8 Feb 1931
  • 1940 United States Federal Census: James B Dean, Birth: Indiana, Residence: 1940 Santa Monica, Los Angeles, California, USA
  • California Death Index, 1940-1997: 1955, San Luis Obispo. See also: Web: Grant County, Indiana, Marion Public Library Death Index, 1812-2015: James Byron Dean, Birth: 8 Feb 1931, Death: 30 Sep 1955

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  • James Dean (1931-1955) on Find A Grave: Memorial #267 retrieved 26 November 2018

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