James Dean Lost His Mom To Cancer At The Age Of 9 And Was Abandoned By His Dad Not Long After
James Dean's parents were not a part of his life when he was growing up. But somehow, he managed to become a successful actor.
James was very well known for his movies but he received major props for his role as troubled teenager Jim Stark in the film Rebel Without a Cause, released in 1955. His talents were also praised when he played Cal Trask in East of Eden, and Jett Rink in Giant.