Steve McQueen

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Steve McQueen
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 Mesothelioma
Resting place Pacific Ocean
Nationality American
Ethnicity White
Occupation Actor, film producer
Years active 1953-1980
Religion Christian
Spouse Neile Adams
(m. 1956-1972, divorced)
Ali MacGraw
(m. 1973-1978, divorced)
Barbara Minty
(m. 1980-1980, his death)
Children Terry, Chad
Relatives Steven R. McQueen (grandson)

Steve McQueen (March 24, 1930 - November 7, 1980) was an American actor.

Career[change | change source]

Steve McQueen rose to fame in 1960, starring together with Yul Brynner, in the Western movie The Magnificent Seven. Three years after that success. He starred in another film that would become a classic The Great Escape (1963), he plays the role of a U.S. soldier imprisoned in a Nazi Prisoner of war camp.

The 1960s would see more success as McQueen starred in films as such as The Cincinnati Kid (1965), and one of the greatest action movies of all time Bullitt (1968), in this movie he filmed many scenes on the streets of San Francisco, driving a powerful Ford Mustang without using a stunt driver.

In the early 1970s, McQueen had three hits, starring in the movies The Getaway (1972), by Sam Peckinpah, Papillon (1973), with Dustin Hoffman, and The Towering Inferno (1974), in which he plays role of fire department Chief O'Hallorhan, the who led the rescue of people trapped in the building.

Steve McQueen received a four Golden Globe Awards for Love with the Proper Stranger (1964), The Sand Pebbles (1967), The Reivers (1969), and Papillon (1973).

It was nominated for an Academy Award for the film The Sand Pebbles (1967).

Television[change | change source]

Steve McQueen starred in the CBS Western TV series Wanted: Dead or Alive, as Josh Randall bounty hunter, he starred in the series between 1958 and 1961, and recorded 94 episodes He was also guest star on the TV series Goodyear Television Playhouse, Studio One, The 20th Century-Fox Hour, Climax!, Wells Fargo, Trackdown.

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