Born on February 8, 1931.
Died at the age of 24 on September 30, 1955.
Cause of Death: Car crash.
James Dean was a part of the Silent Generation demographic cohort.
James Dean was not a boomer. The boomer generation started in 1945, whereas he was born in 1931.
That is a 14 year difference!
The "boomer" label is often applied to older people by mistake.
He was an American actor who rose to fame in the 1950s, starring in films such as "Rebel Without a Cause" and "East of Eden". During that period, he quickly became a cultural icon as a symbol of teenage disillusionment and social estrangement. He died in a car crash in 1955 at the age of 24. His death was a huge shock to the world and cemented his legacy as a cinematic and cultural icon.
James Dean was around 5 ft 8 inches tall. In centimetres, his height was 173 cm.
This means that he was slightly shorter than the average American male. However, he was still taller than the average woman.
See also: Celebrities who are 5 ft 8 inches.
Related: Famous actors who are short.
If he was still alive today, he would be 92 years old.
That means that he'd be roughly the same age as the following people:
He died 67 years, 5 months and 27 days ago.
He was born on a Sunday.
He died on a Friday.
He died in September, 1955, which was over 67 years ago. Six decades have passed since his death. That's over half a century.
To put that into perspective.
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