James Byron Dean
February 8, 1931- September 30, 1955
Today American actor and screen legend, James Dean would've been 83 years old.
Poor thing and such a tragic death he had at 24 in a horrible car crash.
He is one of my all time favorite actors and loves and truly one of my inspirations and idols.
May you have a Happy Birthday Jimmy, Rest In Peace.
I've lived in Los Angles my whole entire life and I've been the Griffith Park Observatory before, but I had never visited the James Dean monument there. So late last year on a class field trip I visited, I paid my respects and wore my Dean shirt.
One of my very favorite favorite singers and idols Morrissey, is also a huge Dean fan. In his music video for his debut solo single he pays tribute to Dean by filming Dean's his hometown of Fairmount, Indiana and his artifacts. He even gets a chance to "play" Jimmy's bongos and straddle his motorcycle.
Often Morrissey used Dean as inspiration during his time with the band The Smiths.