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McQueen in Wanted: Dead or Alive, 1959

Source: Wikipedia

Terence Steven "Steve" McQueen (March 24, 1930 – November 7, 1980) was an American actor. Called "The King of Cool", his "anti-hero" persona, developed at the height of the Vietnam War-era counterculture, made him a top box-office draw of the 1960s and 1970s. McQueen received an Academy Award nomination for his role in The Sand Pebbles. His other popular films include The Blob, The Thomas Crown Affair, Bullitt, The Getaway, and Papillon, as well as the all-star ensemble films The Magnificent Seven, The Great Escape, and The Towering Inferno. In 1974, he became the highest-paid movie star in the world, although he did not act in films again for four years. McQueen was combative with directors and producers, but his popularity placed him in high demand and enabled him to command large salaries.

Fact file

  • Born: Terence Steven McQueen March 24, 1930 Beech Grove, Indiana, U.S.
  • Died: November 7, 1980 (aged 50) Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua, Mexico
  • Cause of death: Malignant mesothelioma
  • Occupation: Actor
  • Years active: 1953–1980
  • Spouse(s): Neile Adams (m. 1956–72) Ali MacGraw (m. 1973–78) Barbara Minty (m. 1980)
  • Children: Chad McQueen Terry Leslie McQueen (1959-1998)
  • Relatives: Steven R. McQueen (grandson)

Read more about Steve McQueen at Wikipedia or at the Internet Movie Database

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