James Dean only had 3 credited roles before meeting his death on the California freeways. Dean was a lover of speed, and one afternoon he took his Porsche Spyder out in preparation for a race. It would be his last ride – coming around a curve on Route 466, he careened head-first into a 1950 Ford that had made a last-minute lane change. The Porsche flipped into a nearby gorge, breaking Dean’s neck. Ironically, he had recently filmed a public service announcement about defensive highway…

James Dean only had 3 credited roles before meeting his death on the California freeways. Dean was a lover of speed, and one afternoon he took his Porsche Spyder out in preparation for a race. It would be his last ride – coming around a curve on Route 466, he careened head-first into a 1950 Ford that had made a last-minute lane change. The Porsche flipped into a nearby gorge, breaking Dean’s neck. Ironically, he had recently filmed a public service announcement about defensive highway…

james dean, such a nice profile.May have to draw this...
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TodayInHistory - September 30th 1955 - Death of James Dean, an famous american film actor, in a car accident in California

TodayInHistory - September 30th 1955 - Death of James Dean, an famous american film actor, in a car accident in California

Day of his death : One the last photos taken of James Dean at a gas station with his spider Porsche.

Day of his death : One the last photos taken of James Dean at a gas station with his spider Porsche.

James Dean shops at Marfa, Texas in 1955, whilst on location for the film 'Giant' in which he portrayed 'Jett Rink'. The film's depiction of 'Reata' - the 'Benedict' ranch - was shot in and around the town of Marfa, and the remote, dry plains found nearby. 'Giant' was James Dean's last film before his untimely death at the age of 24 years-old, 30 September 1955. The film was released in 10 October 1956.

James Dean shops at Marfa, Texas in 1955, whilst on location for the film 'Giant' in which he portrayed 'Jett Rink'. The film's depiction of 'Reata' - the 'Benedict' ranch - was shot in and around the town of Marfa, and the remote, dry plains found nearby. 'Giant' was James Dean's last film before his untimely death at the age of 24 years-old, 30 September 1955. The film was released in 10 October 1956.

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Site of James Dean's death (Sept. 30, 1955)  James Dean spent his entire paycheck from East of Eden to buy the equally legendary Porsche 550  'Spyder" in which he lost his life driving to a sports car race at the Salinas Airport, in California’s Central Valley west of Bakersfield.

Site of James Dean's death (Sept. 30, 1955) James Dean spent his entire paycheck from East of Eden to buy the equally legendary Porsche 550 'Spyder" in which he lost his life driving to a sports car race at the Salinas Airport, in California’s Central Valley west of Bakersfield.

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James Dean   Park Cemetery   Fairmount  Grant County  Indiana, USA  GPS (lat/lon): 40.43417, -85.64556

James Dean Park Cemetery Fairmount Grant County Indiana, USA GPS (lat/lon): 40.43417, -85.64556

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