Frank Mazzola


Age: 79

Summary: the hot-tempered leader of a Hollywood street gang called the Athenians who staged the famous knife fight in James Dean's landmark 1955 film Rebel Without a Cause about violent, disaffected, middle-class youth (he also advised Dean and director Nicholas Ray on gang talk and dess), but who later became an accomplished film editor and developed Alzheimer's disease and disappeared from his West Hollywood home for four days in June 2014.

Cause of Death: Complications from Alzheimer's disease

Born: Mach 7, 1935

Died: January 13, 2015

Woodland Hills, California