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A circa 1955 photograph of the actor, star of classic films Giant and Rebel Without A Cause; pictured smiling in front of a wall in casual jacket, signed on the upper right corner best wishes James Dean--10 x 8 in.--matted.

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"James Dean's anguished, intense style of playing resulted in one of the most spectacularly brief careers of any screen star. In just more than a year, and in only three films, Dean became a widely admired film personality. After his death in a car accident, adulation by his fans grew to legendary proportions, creating a mystique that still exists today."--W.M.


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