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That an actor is gay or bi-sexually isn’t at all hard to believe, but when it conflicts with the on screen image, the public chooses to reject the truth.“There’s been quite an evolution in the thinking since Dean’s death in 1955,” biographer Val Holley said, “moving from ‘James Dean was straight’ to ‘Dean had sex with men but only to advance his career’ to ‘Dean had sex with women but only to advance his career.’” Both the director and screenwriter of Rebel without a Cause believed James Dean was exclusively gay.Even his close friend, Elizabeth Taylor, once said matter-of-factly that all her best friends had been gay, including Montgomery Cliff, Rock Hudson and the one and only Jimmy Dean.Angeli abruptly broke off that engagement which led to further speculation.At a time when it was impossible for male leads to be openly gay, it wasn’t at all unusual for gay actors like Rock Hudson to enter into sham marriages.Both the gay and straight communities want to claim Dean as one of their own, but I think it’s safe to say that he was gay.Most of the accounts from those who were his friends and associates show that he had “very close” relationships with several gay and bi-sexual men.Later Brackett even paid for Dean to move to New York City so he could study acting, and he introduced Dean to the director of his first movie, Once in New York, James Dean found a roommate and close friend in William Bast, who revealed later in life that his relationship with Dean was more than a platonic bromance.
But, I’m also not going to go through life with one hand tied behind my back.” Rumors about Dean’s sexuality began to spread as his fame increased and he quickly became engaged to the actress Pier Angeli.
There are conflicting reports about Dean’s sexuality; there are a few who try to deny that he had any sexual affairs with men, there are those who say that he was bisexual and some who say that he was exclusively gay (those include director Nicholas Ray and screenwriter Gavin Lambert.) Dean publicly dated women and privately dated men such as the actors Clifton Webb, Brando, Jack Simmons, Bill Bast as well as the producer Rogers Brackett.
James Dean avoided the draft by registering as a homosexual.
A struggling actor at the time, 20-year-old James Dean shared an L. apartment with Rogers Brackett, a 35-year-old radio director and producer who bought him nice clothes, took him out to fancy dinners and introduced him to Hollywood heavyweights to help kickstart Dean’s career.
“It was a classic ‘kept boy’ scenario,” according to Homo History.
Perhaps James Dean’s biggest sexual conquest (allegedly! The two star hunks met when Brando taught a class at Dean’s acting school.