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James Dean (I) (1931–1955)


James Byron Dean was born February 8, 1931 in Marion, Indiana, to Mildred Marie (Wilson) and Winton A. Dean, a farmer turned dental technician. His mother died when Dean was nine, and he was subsequently raised on a farm by his aunt and uncle in Fairmount, Indiana. After grade school, he moved to New York to pursue his dream of acting. He received... See full bio »

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 1955 Crossroads (TV Series)
- Broadway Trust (1955)
 1952-1955 Lux Video Theatre (TV Series)
Kyle McCallum
- The Foggy, Foggy Dew (1952) ... Kyle McCallum
 1955 The United States Steel Hour (TV Series)
Fernand Lagarde
- The Thief (1955) ... Fernand Lagarde
 1954 General Electric Theater (TV Series)
Bud / The Boy
- The Dark, Dark Hours (1954) ... Bud
- I'm a Fool (1954) ... The Boy
 1953-1954 Danger (TV Series)
Felon / Augie / J.B.
- Padlocks (1954) ... Felon
- The Little Woman (1954) ... Augie
- Death Is My Neighbor (1953) ... J.B.
- No Room (1953)
 1954 The Philco-Goodyear Television Playhouse (TV Series)
Rob
- Run Like a Thief (1954) ... Rob
 1953 Robert Montgomery Presents (TV Series)
Paul
- Harvest (1953) ... Paul
 1953 Armstrong Circle Theatre (TV Series)
Joey Frasier
- The Bells of Cockaigne (1953) ... Joey Frasier
 1952-1953 Kraft Theatre (TV Series)
Joe Harris / Jim
- Keep Our Honor Bright (1953) ... Jim
 1953 Campbell Summer Soundstage (TV Series)
Hank Bradon / Joe
- Life Sentence (1953) ... Hank Bradon
 1953 Omnibus (TV Series)
Bronco Evans
- Glory in the Flower (1953) ... Bronco Evans
 1953 The Big Story (TV Series)
Rex Newman
 1952-1953 Studio One in Hollywood (TV Series)
Joe Palica / William Scott / Hotel Bellboy
- Abraham Lincoln (1952) ... William Scott
- Ten Thousand Horses Singing (1952) ... Hotel Bellboy
 1953 Tales of Tomorrow (TV Series)
Ralph
- The Evil Within (1953) ... Ralph
 1953 Treasury Men in Action (TV Series)
Arbie Ferris / Randy Meeker
- The Case of the Sawed-Off Shotgun (1953) ... Arbie Ferris
- The Case of the Watchful Dog (1953) ... Randy Meeker
 1953 You Are There (TV Series)
Bob Ford
 1953 The Kate Smith Hour (TV Series)
The Messenger
- The Hound of Heaven (1953) ... The Messenger
 1952 Forgotten Children (TV Movie)
Bradford
 1952 CBS Television Workshop (TV Series)
G.I.
- Into the Valley (1952) ... G.I.
 1951 The Stu Erwin Show (TV Series)
Randy
- Jackie Knows All (1951) ... Randy
 1951 The Bigelow Theatre (TV Series)
Hank
- T.K.O. (1951) ... Hank
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Other Works:

color footage of the ground-breaking ceremony for the James Dean Memorial aired on the daytime program "Club Sixty". See more »

Publicity Listings:

14 Biographical Movies | 22 Print Biographies | 6 Portrayals | 19 Articles | 2 Pictorials | 14 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »


Height:

5' 8" (1.73 m)
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Personal Quote:

Gratification comes in the doing, not in the results. See more »

Trivia:

Is referenced in the Lady Gaga song Speechless, "I can't believe how you looked at me with your James Dean glossy eyes". See more »

Trademark:

Frequently played angry youths See more »

Nickname:

Jimmy Dean See more »

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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