TDISH: Death of an Icon

On September 30, 1955, Hollywood star James Dean was driving his Porsche 550 Spyder racing car that he nicknamed “Little Bastard.”  At an intersection near Cholame, California on Route 466, Dean’s car crashed head-on with an oncoming car.  The young star was killed in the wreck.  To hear all about the life of this “too fast to live, to young to die” star, check out this episode of “Remarkable Lives, Tragic Deaths.”

Featured Image: “James Dean.” By In-house publicity still – Warner Bros. publicity still for for the film Rebel Without a Cause, Public Domain.
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