In Januaryhe dropped out of college to pursue a career as an actor. William Bast was one of Dean's closest friends, a fact acknowledged by Dean's family. James DeWeerd, who seems to have had a formative influence upon Dean, especially upon his future interests in bullfightingcar racing, and theater. On its way to Salinas, the truck containing the vehicle lost control, causing the driver to fall out, only to be crushed by the Porsche after it fell off the back. The dates and hours of Dean's birth and death are etched into the sculpture, along with a handwritten description by Dean's close friend, William Bastof one of Dean's favorite lines from Antoine de Saint-Exupery 's The Little Prince - "What is essential is invisible to the eye. However, "Verbal battles with his directors increased in each film as James Dean became more sure of himself as a director Unable to care for his nine year old son, Winton Dean sent young Dean to live with Winton's sister Ortense and her husband Marcus Winslow on a farm in Fairmount, Indiana, where he entered high school and was brought up with a Quaker background.
Dean's mainstream status as a cultural icon is best embodied in the title of his most cited role in Rebel Without a Cause.
It's pretty gay, for the 50s. Maybe you are attracted to bisexual guys then? Screenwriter William Bast was one of Dean's closest friends, a fact acknowledged by Dean's family. Rebel Without a Cause. Angeli, who divorced Damone and then her second husband, the Italian film composer Armando Trovajoliwas said by friends in the last years of her life to claim that Dean was the love of her life. His charismatic screen presence and very brief career combined with the publicity surrounding his death at a young age transformed Dean into a cult figure.