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James Dean was born February 8, 1931, in Marion, Indiana, to Winton and Mildred Dean. His father, a dental technician, moved the family to Los Angeles when Jimmy was five. He returned to the Midwest after his mother passed away and was raised by his aunt and uncle on their Indiana farm. After graduating from high school, he returned to California where he attended Santa Monica Junior College and UCLA. James Dean began acting with James Whitmore's acting workshop, appeared in occasional television commercials, and played several roles in films and on stage. In the winter of 1951, he took Whitmore's advice and moved to New York to pursue a serious acting career. He appeared in seven television shows, in addition to earning his living as a busboy in the theater district, before he won a small part in a Broadway play entitled See the Jaguar.



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James Dean Bradford - A variety of stars were photographed as they arrived at the 2015 NME Awards which were held at the Brixton Academy in London, United Kingdom - Thursday 19th February 2015

Robert Pattinson To Star In James Dean Biopic, But Not As James Dean

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Robert Pattinson will be starring in the new movie about the life of iconic movie star James Dean. But don't worry Dean purist/R-Patz haters, because Rob won't be portraying the fast-living movie star, he'll be playing his close friend and photographer Dennis Stock in the movie Life.

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Robert Pattinson (L) and Dane DeHaan (R) will be starring in the upcoming biopic

Directed by Anton Corbjin (Control, The American) and also starring Dane DeHaan as Dean, the details of Life were unveiled in Toronto ahead of the Toronto Film Festival earlier this week (5 September). Iain Canning and Emile Sherman will be producing the film through their See Saw Films production company, having previously overseen the Oscar-winning The King's Speech and Shame. Luke Davies is attached to pen the script for the film. Filming is due to begin in early 2014.

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Award Winning Actress Julie Harris Dies Aged 87

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Julie Harris, an award winning American actress, died yesterday at the age of 87. The Michigan-born award winner died at her Chatham, Massachusetts home after suffering from congestive heart failure. Her death was announced by her life-long friend Francesca James to the New York Times

Julie HarrisJulie Harris photographed in 2008 at the The Actors Company Theatre 15th Anniversary Gala in New York. 

Harris was born in Grosse Pointe, Michigan in 1925. She was best known for her stage work and her frequent appearances on Broadway. She won five Tony awards for her performances as Mary Todd Lincoln in The Last of Mrs Lincoln; Joan of Arc in The Lark; Emily Dickinson in The Belle of Amherst and for her performance in Forty Carats. These awards were granted during the 1970s, when Harris was juggling both stage and screen roles. Her last award was in 2005 she was presented with a Lifetime Achievement Tony award. 

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Manic Street Preachers, James Dean and Nicky Wire - Sean Moore, Nicky Wire and James Dean Bradfield of Manic Street Preachers Cardiff, Wales - Manic Street Preachers open the new Cardiff Central Library Thursday 18th June 2009

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James Dean Bradfield, James Dean and Nicky Wire - James Dean Bradfield, Sean Moore and Nicky Wire of Manic Street Preachers Cardiff, Wales - Manic Street Preachers open the new Cardiff Central Library Thursday 18th June 2009

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Nicky Wire, James Dean and Manic Street Preachers - Nicky Wire, James Dean Bradford and Sean More Cardiff, Wales - The Manic Street Preachers open the new Cardiff Central Library Thursday 18th June 2009

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