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James Dean born (1931)

James Dean born (1931)

James Byron Dean was born in Marion Indiana, U.S. He was an American film actor who was enshrined as a symbol of the confused, restless, and idealistic youth of the 1950s. Although he sadly died in a car accident at the age of 24, he made a lasting impression in his movie Rebel Without a Cause (1955).

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