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September 30th 1955: James Dean dies

On this day in 1955, the American film star James Dean died in a car crash aged just 24. His famous roles include Jim Stark in ‘Rebel Without a Cause’ and Cal Trask in ‘East of Eden’. Dean, a keen motoring enthusiast, died in a car accident which occurred on the way to a motor racing event in Salinas, California. The car he was driving at the time of the incident was his Porsche 550 Spyder which he named ‘Little Bastard’. After his death he became the first person to receive a posthumous Academy Award nomination for Best Actor. James Dean’s legend only grew upon his death and he remains a prominent cultural icon. In 1991 the American Film Institute ranked him the 18th best male movie star of all time.

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20th-century-man:

Gloria Grahame

20th-century-man:

Gloria Grahame

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Happy Birthday Deborah Kerr!!

(September 30th, 1921 - October 16th, 2007)

"When I was under contract to MGM, with people like poor Robert Taylor and so many others, the cinema’s job was solely entertainment. It filled a public need then. Now the cinema serves so many other purposes; it functions as psychiatrist, politician, message-maker, money-maker and, incidentally, entertainer. But it’s no good regretting that things are different. Times have to change."

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Ann Sheridan, 1941

Ann Sheridan, 1941

utsukushiki-ohgonki:

James Cagney

utsukushiki-ohgonki:

James Cagney

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Lauren Bacall at the premiere of The Desperate Hours, 1955

Lauren Bacall at the premiere of The Desperate Hours, 1955

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