Caption: James Dean, Raymond Massey, Richard Davalos, and Julie Harris in "East of Eden." 1955 Warner / MPTV
Actor, Miscellaneous Crew
Born: February 8, 1931
Star sign: Aquarius
Height: 5' 8" (1.73 m)
Known for: Rebel Without a Cause (1955), East of Eden (1955), Giant (1956), General Electric Theater (1953)
James Byron Dean was born February 8, 1931 in Marion, Indiana, to Mildred Marie (Wilson) and Winton A. Dean, a farmer turned dental technician. His mother died when Dean was nine, and he was subsequently raised on a farm by his aunt and uncle in Fairmount, Indiana. After grade school, he moved to New York to pursue his dream of acting. He received...