Dean's Porsche 550 Spyder crashed head on with another car on this day.
and his mechanic (his passenger), Rolf Wutherich, died.
24, was a promising actor who had just started to attract a wide following.
his first three motion picture roles he played the loner/outsider, a role for
which he would forever be remembered.
had starred in only three movies:
Without a Cause (1955)
of Eden (1955)