Legendary actor James Dean and his family lived in the House of Seven Gables that stood on this site when Dean was born on February 8, 1931. Tragically killed in an automobile accident on September 30, 1955, Dean's amazing career was over after filming only three movies ; East of Eden, Rebel Without A Cause, and Giant. This timeless memorial honors the star and the many accomplishments he made during his all too short acting career. Take a moment to reflect, pay homage, and honor his memory. Follow the James Dean Trail while you’re in Grant County to discover and appreciate the real James Dean.