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Indiana City Where James Dean Was Born To Dedicate Monument

Indiana City Where James Dean Was Born To Dedicate MonumentThe monument will be dedicated in Marion on Sept. 30 to commemorate the 60th anniversary of Dean's death. The actor died Sept. 30, 1955, in a California car crash at age 24 after appearing in only three movies: "Giant," ''East of Eden" and "Rebel Without a Cause."Marion, James Dean2015-09-09T00:00:00-04:00
Indiana City Where James Dean Was Born To Dedicate Monument

The city of Marion is preparing to dedicate a monument marking actor James Dean's birthplace.

MARION, Ind. (AP) — The north-central Indiana city of Marion is preparing to dedicate a monument marking James Dean's birthplace.

The monument will be dedicated Sept. 30 to commemorate the 60th anniversary of Dean's death. The actor died Sept. 30, 1955, in a California car crash at age 24 after appearing in only three movies: "Giant," ''East of Eden" and "Rebel Without a Cause."

Actor Maxwell Caulfield will be one of several guest speakers at the commemoration.

The focal point of the memorial will be a six-foot-tall black granite monument with pictures of Dean etched into the front along with a picture of the actor's birthplace, The Seven Gables Apartment House, which once stood at the site.

The back will feature a brief bio of the film star.

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