Steve McQueen
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Terrence Steven McQueen (1930 - 1980)

Terrence Steven (Steve) "Steve" McQueen
Born in Beech Grove, Marion, Indiana, United Statesmap
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Brother of [private sister (1940s - unknown)] [half]
Husband of [private wife (1930s - unknown)]
Husband of [private wife (1930s - unknown)]
Husband of [private wife (1950s - unknown)]
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Died in Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua, Mexicomap
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Unproved (as yet) descendant of Magna Carta Barons Hugh Bigod and John de Lacy.

Terence Steven "Steve" McQueen 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 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.

He was voted the 31st Greatest Movie Star of all time by Premiere Magazine.

He did not like gratuitous violence, swearing or nudity in movies.

He was brought up by his grandparents. A troublesome teenager, he spent 5 years in a Californian reformatory. He ran away from home and worked on ships, as an oil field labourer and fairground barker.

In 1947, McQueen joined the United States Marine Corps and was promoted to private first class and assigned to an armored unit. Although McQueen had problems with authority in the strict Marine Corps and served a tough 41 days in the brig for a 21 day AWOL incident, he was discharged honorably.


Neile Adams (1956-1972)
Ali MacGraw (1973-1978)
Barbara Minty (1980-1980)


See also:

  • Laurie, Greg, Steve McQueen: The Salvation of an American Idol, Zondervan, Grand Rapids MI, 2017

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It was the privacy setting. I just opened it up.
posted by J. (Pearson) Salsbery
Wikipedia lists his birth and death dates very specifically (March 24, 1930 – November 7, 1980). Why is he listed here as 1930's and 1980's? Surely we can do better than that for this great American actor.
posted by William Catambay

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