James Dean | Bartholomew Barker

Photo by Bartholomew Barker

He didn’t invent

motorcycles or leather

but he did die young

Today is the 67th anniversary of James Dean’s death.


Bartholomew Barker and James Dean are sixth cousins twice removed. The poet’s grandparents are buried within sight of the actor’s grave in Park Cemetery and one of Barker’s uncles rode motorcycles with the young Dean, both rebelling without much cause.


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