Melinda Pillsbury-Foster recollects actor James Dean and her famous grandfather

Imagine being the grandchild of a famous inventor who grows up near Hollywood in the early 1950s and includes actor James Dean as her personal friend.

James Dean
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
James Byron Dean (Feb. 8, 1931 – Sep. 30, 1955) was an American film actor. He is a cultural icon, best embodied in the title of his most celebrated film, Rebel Without a Cause (1955), in which he starred as troubled Los Angeles teenager Jim Stark. The other two roles that defined his stardom were as loner Cal Trask in East of Eden (1955), and as the surly ranch hand, Jett Rink, in Giant (1956). Dean’s enduring fame and popularity rests on his performances in only these three films, all leading roles. His premature death in a car crash cemented his legendary status.

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From the A.C. Pillsbury Foundation Website
“Arthur C. Pillsbury lived a remarkable life and made history. He strongly believed that if people had the truth they could manage their lives better than government. Instead of becoming politically active he chose to provide tools that enabled people to enlarge their scope of vision.”

Extending Human Vision: The Work of Arthur C. Pillsbury
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