Corey Allen, an actor-turned-director who played James Dean's leather-clad nemesis in 'Rebel Without a Cause' and who was the last surviving member of the film's main cast, died of natural causes on Sunday. Allen, pictured with Dean, was two days away from his 76th birthday.

Playing Buzz Gunderson, Allen dogged Dean throughout the classic 1955 film, but, of course, he was on the losing end of the "chicken" race scene. He became the last surviving member of the principal cast when Dennis Hopper died on May 29.