Modern Culture16 Aug 2010 07:56 am
In 1950, a 19-year-old would-be actor named James Dean dropped a quarter into a player piano, danced along to “The Pepsi Bounce,” and launched one of the most remarkable acting career’s in Hollywood. It would, of course, all be over just five years later, when Dean was killed in a car crash. In the meantime, he would star in three major films: “Rebel Without a Cause,” “East of Eden,” and “Giant.”
To see where it all began, check out the clip below of Dean’s first televised appearance. (He’s all the way at the right, dropping the quarter into the piano.)
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