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"James Dean: Race With Destiny"
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MGM wanted James Dean to come to Hollywood for a screen test in 1953, but he turned down the offer on the advice of his manager/agent, Jane Deacy. Ms. Deacy didn't think Dean was ready for the big screen, and with his TV career doing pretty well, he was in a position to hold out for a better time - as well as for a better offer. Being his mother figure, Jane Deacy kept tight control over James Dean's finances since he had no knack for such things. The rebel icon had to live off an allowance doled out by Ms. Deacy.