James Dean
Historical Figure
Nationality: United States
Date of Birth: 1931
Date of Death: 1955
Cause of Death: Automobile accident
Religion: Quaker
Occupation: Actor
Turtledove Appearances:
POD: May 30, 1942
Appearance(s): Down to Earth,
Homeward Bound
Type of Appearance: On a movie screen and a video player
Nationality: United States
Date of Death: Unrevealed
Occupation: Actor, Broadcaster
James Byron Dean (February 8, 1931 – September 30, 1955) was a two-time Oscar-nominated American film actor and pop-culture icon. His career rose meteorically and ended abruptly with his death in an automobile accident.

James Dean in Worldwar

James Dean was an American actor and sex symbol. He starred in the 1964 movie The Battle of Chicago with a nubile blonde Frenchwoman.[1] The film was not an accurate depiction of the actual battle, but the film was a huge domestic hit. It even played well in the Race's territory.[2]

Originally considered nothing but a pretty face, Dean gradually matured in his acting style as his career progressed. He would later play the lead in a movie about a doctor who revived patients who had been comatose for decades, and who had to acclimate themselves to the presence of the Race on Earth. After that, he had a talk show, and he also starred in Rescuing Private Renfall.[3]


  1. Down to Earth, pg. 204, pb.
  2. Ibid., pgs. 507-509.
  3. Homeward Bound, pgs. 255-256.