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James Dean

Actor (8-Feb-1931 — 30-Sep-1955)


Leith Adams; Keith Burns (editors). James Dean: Behind The Scene. New York: Birch Lane Press. 1990. 223pp.

Paul Alexander. Boulevard of Broken Dreams: The Life, Times and Legend of James Dean. New York, NY: Viking. 1994. 314pp.

Michael DeAngelis. Gay Fandom and Crossover Stardom: James Dean, Mel Gibson, and Keanu Reeves. Duke University Press. 2001. 285pp.

Marceau Devillers. Translated by Jonathan Marks. James Dean. London: Grange Books. 1993. 207pp.

Wes D. Gehring. James Dean: Rebel With a Cause. Indianapolis, IN: Indiana Historical Society. 2005. 303pp.

Val Holley. James Dean: The Biography. New York: St. Martin's Press. 1995. 324pp.

Joe Hyams. James Dean: Little Boy Lost: An Intimate Biography. New York: Warner Books. 1992. 294pp.

Ronald Martinetti. The James Dean Story: A Myth-Shattering Biography of an Icon. New York: Birch Lane Press. 1975. 190pp.

Graham McCann. Rebel Males: Clift, Brando, and Dean. London: Hamish Hamilton. 1993. 214pp.

Liz Sheridan. Dizzy & Jimmy: My Life with James Dean. New York: Regan Books/Harper Collins. 2000.

Donald Spoto. Rebel: The Life and Legend of James Dean. New York: Harper-Collins. 1996. 306pp.


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  1. NNDB [link]

  2. Encyclopaedia Britannica Online [link]

  3. Internet Movie Database [link]

  4. Internet Broadway Database [link]

  5. Wikipedia [link]

  6. Library of Congress Name Authority [link]

  7. The Film Encyclopedia, 5th Edition (p.354)

  8. 20th Century Culture: A Biographical Companion (p.173)

  9. International Dictionary of 20th Century Biography (p.171)

  10. Chambers Biographical Dictionary, 5th Edition (p.397)

  11. Cassell Companion to Cinema (p.146)

  12. Quinlan's Illustrated Registry of Film Stars (p.121)

  13. Chambers Film and TV Handbook (p.80)

  14. The Encyclopedia of Film (p.154)

  15. The Encyclopedia of Hollywood (p.115)

  16. The New Biographical Dictionary of Film (p.212)

  17. Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography (p.179)

  18. Hutchinson Paperback Dictionary of Biography (p.139)

  19. St. James Encyclopedia of Popular Culture (vol.1, pp.676-78)

  20. Legends in Their Own Time (p.63)

  21. The World Almanac Biographical Dictionary (p.284)

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