Honoring James Dean, 50 Years after His Death
by Steve Proffitt
Fifty years ago this Friday, actor and icon James Dean died in a car crash on a rural road near the central California town of Cholame.
He was just 24, and even though he had only acted in three movies he was considered a superstar. Two of those films were released after his death, including his best-known film, Rebel Without a Cause.