On this day in history - September 30th, 1955 - WDAM-TV 7-News, Weather, Sports-Hattiesburg, MS

On this day in history - September 30th, 1955

James Dean in Rebel Without a Cause James Dean in Rebel Without a Cause
HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) -

James Dean dies after an auto accident near Salinas, California. On his way to an auto race, he drove his Porsche Spyder into a Ford Tudor and flipped his car. He was declared dead on arrival at Paso Robles War Memorial Hospital.

Dean is best remembered for his roles in Rebel Without a Cause, Giant and East of Eden.

James Dean was 24 years old.

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