James Dean's passion for racing was legendary. His vehicle collection and racing career brought excitement to his life, but is also speculated as contributing to his tragic death.
Birth Name: James Byron Dean
Nickname: Jimmy Dean
Birth Date: February 8, 1931
Birth Place: Seven Gables Apartments in Marion, IN
Death Date: September 30, 1955
Death Place: Cholame, CA
Burial Location: Park Cemetery in Fairmount, IN
Height: 5'10" (1.73m)
Parents: Winton and Mildred Dean
High School Education: Fairmount High School, IN
College Education: Santa Monica Junior College and UCLA
First Professional acting Job: Pepsi Commercial
Hobbies: Painting, Writing, Bullfighting, Photography, Sculpting, Car Racing, Horse Riding and Playing the Bongos
Ice Cream Flavor: Coffee & Raspberry
Music: A few genres and artists include: African Tribal Music, Afro-Cuban Songs and Dances, classical (Bartok, Stravinsky), Judy Garland, Billie Holiday and Frank Sinatra.
Song: Billie Holiday's "When Your Lover Has Gone"
Album: Frank Sinatra's Songs for "Young Lovers"
Book: Antoine de Saint Exupéry's The Little Prince