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This Day in History: James Dean Dies in a Car Accident

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This Day in History:, James Dean Dies
in a Car Accident .
September 30, 1955.
A racing enthusiast, James Dean
was killed on a stretch of California
highway when the Porsche Spyder he
was driving collided with another car.
Of the three films Dean made during his career,
only 'East of Eden' had been released when he died.
He was just 24 years old.
When 'Rebel Without a Cause' was released
a month later, Dean's icon status was solidified.
Dean's approach to
acting would influence
generations of actors
that followed. .
He is buried in Fairmont, ID, less than a mile away
from the farm where he was raised by his aunt and uncle
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