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The Life and Times of Steve McQueen

ELIFE STEVE MCQUEEN THE STEVE WALKED A LOT OF DIFFERENT PATHS ON HIS JOURNEY TO BECOMING ONE OF THE MOST ICONIC ACTORS OF HIS GENERATION. Terrence Steven McQueen, March 24th, 1930 - B ORN in Beech Grove, Indiana. 1933 1934 1938 Left to live on his grandparents farm by mother Julian. Received a red Taken back in by his tricycle for his 4th birthday, a tricycle mother and second husband to live with that Steve later her in Indianapolis. claimed to Sent back to his have ignited his passion for racing. grandparents after getting caught up in petty crime. 1946 1945 1944 1942 Left the Boys Moved to Los Angeles to live with Left the farm to join the circus, before returning to his mother and Sent to the Junior Boys Republic in Chino, California. Republic and volunteered to his mother and her serve in the Merchant Marines third husband. Sent stepfather in LA, where he was back to live with on a boat destined grandparents. for the Dominican Republic, where he abandoned his post caught stealing hubcaps by the police. to work in a brothel. 1947 1950 1952 1954 Honourably discharged from Accepted into the prestigious Actors Studio, where he Joined the United Began performing States Marine Corps, where he was assigned to the Honor Guard aboard President Harry Truman's yacht. at New York's the Marines. Neighborhood Playhouse and wins a scholarship to study at the Uta Hagen-Herbert Berghof School. studied with the legendary Lee Strasberg. 1960 1959 1958 1956 Appeared in the Appeared with Earned his first Made his only Frank Sinatra in starring role in cult classic 'The Blob' appearance on Broadway, taking over the leading role from Ben Gazzara first of a series of the war drama John Sturges film, The Magnificent Never So Few. and landed the lead Seven. role in TV series Wanted: Dead or in 'A Hatful of Rain'. Alive. Met a successful Broadway performer, Neile Adams. 1961 1963 1964 1966 Competed at the British Touring Car Championship, driving a BMC Mini to 3rd place at Starred in the Competed in the Received his first (and only) Oscar nomination for his Great Escape. International Six Days Trial as part of the ten man US team. performance in The Sand Pebbles. Brands Hatch. 1971 1970 1969 1968 Starred as a world- weary detective solving a mob murder case in Formed First Artists Finished 2nd Name is found Productions with Barbara Streisand, Sidney Poitier, Paul Newman and on a hitlist written by overall at the 12 Hours of Sebring endurance race. Charles Manson. Bullitt. Acted as his own stunt driver for the now- Starts filming the motorsport epic "Le Mans'. famous driving scenes. Gave a memorable Dustin Hoffman in a bid to gain more performance as a wealthy thief in the Thomas Crown Affair. creative control over his career. 1973 1974 1978 1979 Discovered a tumor in his right lung and is diagnosed with mesothelioma, a type of cancer Married second Starred in the wife Ali MacGraw. Won accolades for Towering Inferno. his performance alongside Dustin Hoffman in prison drama Papillon. Returned to the big screen with long hair, beard and a noticeably heavier physique in Enemy of the People. The film flops at the box disaster epic The Took an extended break from moviemaking. associated with asbestos exposure. office. Married his third wife Barbara Minty shortly after being 1980 - DIED diagnosed, and travels to Mexico to seek alternative treatment. Died on November 7, 1980 in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico. Sources MCQUEEN THEMAN/@ LEMANS

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