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Sunday, October 21, 2007

Wanted: Dead or Alive

Steven McQueen

Terence Steven McQueen was born on 24 March 1930 at Beech Grove, Indiana, USA. His father was a occupation is a stunt pilot for an aerial circus and left Steve and his mother shortly after McQueen was born.

When he is 12 years old her mother left him and reunited again with his new step father and li

ve with them in Los angles California. By the time he was 14 he was running with a street gang, so his mother sent him to the California Junior Boys Republic, optimistically described as "a home for wayward boys" in Chino Hills, California. After He left Chino, he drifted befo

re joining the United States Marine Corps in 1947 and served until 1950.

In 1952, with financial assistance provided by the G.I. Bill, Steve began studying acting and auditioned to study at Lee Strasberg's Actors' Studio in New York. Of the 2000 people who tried out that year, only
Steve and Martin Landau were accepted. He made his Broadway debut in 1955 in A Hatful of Rain.

In September 1958 Steve McQueen Got his first role at the sci-fi movie the bob the Director of this film is Irvin S. Yeaworth Jr. And followed by the The Great St. Louis Bank Robbery 10 September 1959 and Never So Few 7 December 1959.

Steve got regular TV Show employment and his 'break-out' role with the Western series Wanted: Dead or Alive

. In 1961, He played Josh Randall, a bounty hunter who had been introduced the previous year in an episode of Trackdown, a western T

V SHow featuring Robert Culp. Randall carried a sawed-off Winchester rifle nicknamed the "Mare's Leg", in contrast to the standard six-gun carried by most heroes.

His big film, 1963's The Great Escape, told the fictionalized "true story" of a mass escape from a World War II POW camp. A spectacular motorcycle leap in the film's climax highlighted His role in the film. While a very accomplished motorcyclist, insurance reasons did not allow Steve to perform the actual jump. His friend and fellow cycle enthusiast Bud Ekins, who resembled Steve from a distance, actually made the jump. More information about this jump and the movie can be found by watching the special features documentary on The Great Escape DVD.

Aside Great Escape he has also success in film Bullitt 1968's auto chase through San Francisco, with his Bud Ekins again doubling for some of the more hazardous work. Prior to that, He earned his first Academy Award nomination for the 1966 film The Sand Pebbles. Stev

e also appeared in 1973's Papillon, the 1971 car race drama Le M

ans, and in The Getaway in 1972.

He also known a the world's highest paid actor by the time of The Getaway. After The Towering Inferno, co-starring with his long time friend and rival Paul Newman in 1974, He did not return to film until 1978 with An Enemy of the People playing against type as an overweight, heavily bearded character, in this adaptation of the Henrik Ibsen play. Steve last films were Tom Horn and The Hunter, both released in 1980.

Steve was married three times. Neile Adams on November 2, 1956 and till 1972 , Ali MacGraw On August 31, 1973 it last till 1978 and the last is wife was model Barbara Minty January 16, 1980, less than a year before his death. He also has three other grandchildren; Chase born in 1995 and Madison born in 1997 to Chad; and Molly Flattery born 1987 to Terry.

Steve McQueen died at the ag

e of 50 on November 7, 1980 of a heart attack following surgery to remove or reduce a metastatic tumor in his liver.


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