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Actor and cultural icon James Dean starred in East of Eden, Rebel Without a Cause and Giant. He was killed in a tragic car accident at age 24.
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Elizabeth Taylor - Giant (2:33)
James Dean made his film debut in "East of Eden," but it was his next film, "Rebel Without a Cause" that made him an icon of his generation. He died in a car accident at the age of 24 and soon became an enduring Hollywood legend.
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Elizabeth Taylor starred alongside Rock Hudson and James Dean in one of her most unforgettable roles in George Steven’s epic film "Giant."
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