American Icon: The Hot Rod takes an in-depth look at the history of the hot rod, a uniquely American automotive creation. The story comes full circle from documenting the birth of this Southern Californian craze in the 1950's to the past decades exotic world of million dollar custom creations to the current resurgence back to the retro, minimalist hot rod design.
Runtime: 60 minutes
American Icon: The Hot Rod - Dean Jeffries - Netflix
Edward Dean Jeffries (February 25, 1933 – May 5, 2013) was an American custom car designer and fabricator, as well as stuntman and stunt coordinator for motion pictures and television programs based in Los Angeles, California.
American Icon: The Hot Rod - Personal life - Netflix
Jeffries married Judy Darlene Maxson (born July 23, 1940) in c.1959, daughter of Helen C. (née Markley) and Darwin Bashor Maxson. Judy's father, Darwin, would become a racing partner with Dean, forming Maxson Jeffries Racing. Dean and Judy had one son, Kevin Dean (born November 24, 1960-), but divorced in April 1971. While working on the Warner Bros. lot he met and later married Rosalee “Row” Berman in Los Angeles on October 17, 1982. Rosalee was an executive and associate producer for the studio. Row, who was born July 20, 1941, died after a long illness on August 11, 2008, in Los Angeles at the age of 67. Jeffries died in his sleep May 5, 2013, at home in Hollywood. He was 80 and had been in declining health.
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