( 1931–55), US actor; full name James Byron Dean. Although he starred in only three movies before dying in a car accident, he became a cult figure closely identified with the title role of Rebel Without a Cause (1955), symbolizing for many the disaffected youth of the postwar era. Other movies: East of Eden (1955) and Giant (1956).
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