James Dean

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james dean
  • Birth Name: James Byron Dean
  • Birth Place: Marion, IN
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 02/08/1931, Aquarius
  • Date of Death: 09/30/1955
  • Profession: Actor
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James Dean Fast Facts:
  • First professional acting job was a commercial for Pepsi.
  • Worked as a stunt tester for TV's Beat the Clock.
  • Drove competitively in professional car races; placed in the Top 3 in the first two events.
  • Received his only two Academy Award nominations after he died; the initial one (for 1955's East of Eden) was the first posthumous acting nomination in Oscar history.
  • Honored on a U.S. postage stamp in 1996.
  • In 2002, the intersection where he was killed in a car accident was officially renamed the James Dean Memorial Junction.
  • James Dean Relationships:
  • Winton Dean - Father
  • Pier Angeli - Ex-significant Other
  • Mildred Dean - Mother
  • Liz Sheridan - Ex-significant Other
  • James Dean Awards:
  • 1955 Oscar: Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role - Nominee
  • 1957 Golden Globe: Henrietta Award (World Film Favorites) - Winner
  • 1956 Golden Globe: Special Achievement - Winner
  • 1956 BAFTA Film Awards: Best Foreign Actor - Nominee
  • 1956 Oscar: Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role - Nominee
  • 1955 BAFTA Film Awards: Best Foreign Actor - Nominee
  • College:
  • Attended Santa Monica Junior College, Santa Monica, CA; attended University of California, Los Angeles, CA

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