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.
See also: James Dean
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