Day of his death : One the last photos taken of James Dean at a gas station with his spider Porsche. Nearly 60 years later, actor Paul Walker's death in a horrific car crash so closely mirrors that of Dean's, it is almost eerie.
James Dean was very much in love with Italian-born and bred actress Pier Angeli. She returned the feeling and the two wanted to get married, but Angeli’s mother didn’t like Dean and denied her daughter he wish to get married to Dean for he wasn’t Catholic. Pier’s mother soon fixed her up with Vic Damone. Shortly before Pier committed suicide in 1971 (she overdosed on sleeping pills) she wrote that Dean was the only man she had ever really loved.
James dean last photo When dream merged with life into the burning scintilla of a dynamite and it goes like bam bam bam, others stand woah, there can never be anything more perfect, as much as I can think of. Dream is made eternal by ephemeral life, and that's the beauty of James Dean.
"Greta Garbo, and Monroe / Dietrich and DiMaggio / Marlon Brando, Jimmy Dean / On the cover of a magazine / Grace Kelly; Harlow, Jean / Picture of a beauty queen / Gene Kelly, Fred Astaire / Ginger Rogers, dance on air / They had style, they had grace / Rita Hayworth gave good face / Lauren, Katharine, Lana too / Bette Davis, we love you."