Theatre, Film, and Television Biographies
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James Dean Biography (1931-1955)
Full name, James Byron Dean; born February 8, 1931, in Marion, IN; raised inFairmount, IN; died of injuries from an automobile crash, September 30, 1955,near Cholome, CA; son of Winton (a dental technician) and Mildred (Wilson) Dean.
- Birth Details
- February 8, 1931
- Marion, Indiana, United States
- Death Details
- September 30, 1955
- near Cholome, California, United States
Credits; Film Appearances
- Sailor, Sailor Beware, Paramount, 1951.
- G.I., Fixed Bayonets, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1952.
- Youth at soda fountain, Has Anybody Seen My Gal?, Universal, 1952.
- Trouble along the Way (also known as Alma Mater), 1953.
- Caleb "Cal" Trask, East of Eden, Warner Bros., 1955.
- Jim Stark, Rebel without a Cause, Warner Bros., 1955.
- Jett Rink, Giant, Warner Bros., 1956.
Credits; Television Appearances; Episodic
- "Hill Number One," Father Peyton's TV Theatre, syndicated, 1951.
- "Sleeping Dogs," The Web, CBS, 1952.
- "Prologue to Glory," The U.S. Steel Hour, ABC, 1952.
- "Hound of Heaven," The Kate Smith Hour, NBC, 1953.
- "The Case of the Watchful Dog," Treasury Men in Action, NBC, 1953.
- "The Capture of Jesse James," You Are There, CBS, 1953.
- "No Room," Danger, CBS, 1953.
- "The Case of the Sawed-off Shotgun," Treasury Men in Action, NBC, 1953.
- "Something for an Empty Briefcase," Campbell Television Soundstage, NBC,1953.
- "Sentence of Death," Studio One Summer Theatre, CBS, 1953.
- "Death Is My Neighbor," Danger, CBS, 1953.
- "Rex Newman, Reporter for the Globe and News," Big Story, NBC, 1953.
- "Glory in the Flower," Omnibus, CBS, 1953.
- "Keep Our Honour Bright," Kraft Television Theatre, NBC, 1953.
- "Life Sentence," Campbell Television Soundstage, NBC, 1953.
- "A Long Time Till Dawn," Kraft Television Theatre, NBC, 1953.
- "The Bells of Cockaigne," Armstrong Circle Theatre, NBC, 1953.
- "Harvest," Robert Montgomery Presents, NBC, 1953.
- "The Little Woman," Danger, CBS, 1954.
- "Run Like a Thief," Philco Television Playhouse, NBC, 1954.
- "Padlocks," Danger, CBS, 1954.
- "I Am a Fool," General Electic Theater (also known as G.E. Theater), CBS,1954.
- "The Dark, Dark Hours," General Electric Theater (also known as G.E. Theater), CBS, 1954.
- "The Thief," The U.S. Steel Hour, ABC, 1955.
- "The Unlighted Road," Schlitz Playhouse of the Stars, CBS, 1955.
- Lux Video Theatre, 1955.
Credits; Stage Appearances
- See the Jaguar, Broadway production, 1952.
- The Metamorphosis, off-Broadway, 1952.
- The Scarecrow, off-Broadway, 1952.
- Women of Trachis, off-Broadway, 1954.
- Arab boy, The Immoralist, Broadway production, 1954.
- Appeared in Aria de Capo, End as a Man, and The Sea Gull, all with The Actors Studio. Also appeared in Macbeth, University of California at Los Angeles; She Was Only a Farmer's Daughter, Santa Monica City College; The Romance of Scarlet Gulch, summer stock production; To Them That Sleep in Darkness, church production; and An Apple from Coles County, Goon with the Wind, The Monkey's Paw, Mooncalf Mugford, Our Hearts Were Young and Gay, and You Can't TakeIt with You, all at Fairmount High School, Fairmount, IN.
- Adams, Leith, and Keith Burns, editors, James Dean, Behind the Scenes, Birch Lane Press (New York City), 1990.
- Dalton, David, James Dean, the Mutant King, revised edition, St. Martin's (New York City), 1983.
- Hyams, Joe, and Jay Hyams, James Dean: Little Boy Lost, Warner Books (New York City), 1992.
- Spoto, Donald, Rebel: The Life of James Dean, HarperCollins (San Francisco, CA), 1996.
- The James Dean Story, 1957.
- James Dean: The First American Teenager, 1976.
- September 30, 1955, 1977.
- Come Back to the Five and Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean, 1982.
- Official Worldwide Website of James Dean, http://www.jamesdean.com.
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