30th September
It was on this day...
1955 James Dean Dies

James Dean's Porsche 550 Spyder crashed head on with another car on this day.

Dean and his mechanic (his passenger), Rolf Wutherich, died.

Dean, 24, was a promising actor who had just started to attract a wide following.

In his first three motion picture roles he played the loner/outsider, a role for which he would forever be remembered.

He had starred in only three movies:

Rebel Without a Cause (1955)

East of Eden (1955)

Giant (1956)

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