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7th November 2014

Fact: Tragic actor James Dean's autograph has beaten out Bruce Lee's signature in a new list of the world's most valuable scribbles. The late Rebel Without A Cause star's signature can fetch as much as $27,000 (£18,000), according to a survey by memorabilia website Paul Fraser Collectibles, while martial arts hero Lee's autograph can command $16,500 (£11,000).

22nd April 2010

Fact: A lost fight scene between James Dean and Ronald Reagan in a televised 1954 play has been unearthed from vaults in Hollywood. The General Electric Theater episode, The Dark Dark Hour, aired just once the year before Dean died.

23rd September 2008

Quote: "I saw this photograph of James Dean when I was about eight years old and I thought, 'If I ever need to wear glasses, I'm gonna wear clear-framed glasses.'" Tom Hanks made a spectacle of himself at the Emmy Awards on Sunday (21Sep08).

25th January 2008

Quote: "James Dean... died in a car accident. I didn't know Heath Ledger (but) I think it's really tragic that he died at 28 years old. It's hard for me to compare him to James Dean." Dennis Hopper hopes the media don't keep on comparing HEATH LEDGER's death to that of his friend JAMES DEAN, who passed away in 1955.

4th October 2006

Fact: A T-shirt worn by James Dean on the set of Rebel Without a Cause will be put up for auction online by the Heritage Auction Galleries in Dallas, Texas, this weekend (07-08OCT06).

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