March 24, 1930
November 7, 1980
5 ft 9¾ in | 177 cm
78 kg | 172 lbs
Terrence Stephen McQueen was born in Beech Grove, Indiana, United States, on March 24, 1930, was an American actor.
Young Steve McQueen first started acting during his years at the Sanford Meisner's Neighborhood Playhouse and at HB Studio.
He began his professional acting career in theatre (1952).
He landed his Broadway debut in a play "A Hatful of Rainand" (1955) in role as Johnny Pope (Replacement), at Lyceum Theatre.
He made his big screen debut in crime melodrama movie Girl on the Run (1953) in uncredited role, seen in the background of two scenes.
He got his television debut in NBC anthology series Goodyear Television Playhouse (1955) in episode "The Chivington Raid".
Steve's breakthrough performance came as Vin in Western movie The Magnificent Seven (1960).
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He was nominated for the Golden Globe Awards for Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama for his performances in movies:
Love with the Proper Stranger (1963) romantic comedy drama as Rocky Papasano
Papillon (1973) drama crime as Henri Charrière (Papillon)
He was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy for his role as Boon Hogganbeck in drama action movie The Reivers (1969)
He was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor and the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama for his performance as Machinist's Mate 1st Class Jake Holman in war drama film The Sand Pebbles (1966).
He was nominated for the Golden Laurel Award for Action Performance for his role as Lt. Frank Bullitt in thriller movie Bullitt (1968).
He was nominated for the Golden Laurel Award for Action Performance and won the Moscow International Film Festival Silver Prize Award for Best Actor for his role as Cpt. Virgil Hilts (The Cooler King) in World War II epic drama film The Great Escape (1963).
He was nominated for the Golden Laurel Award for Male Dramatic Performance for his role as Thomas Crown in heist movie The Thomas Crown Affair (1968).
The Getaway (1972) neo-noir crime as Carter "Doc" McCoy
The Towering Inferno (1974) drama disaster as Michael O'Hallorhan
The Cincinnati Kid (1965) drama as Eric Stoner (The Cincinnati Kid)
The Blob (1958) science fiction horror as Steve Andrews
Junior Bonner (1972) drama sport as Junior "JR" Bonner
Nevada Smith (1966) Western as Max Sand (Nevada Smith)
Hell Is for Heroes (1962) drama action as John Reese
Le Mans (1971) action drama as Michael Delaney
The Hunter (1980) thriller drama as Ralph "Papa" Thorson
He played Josh Randall in CBS Western television series Wanted Dead or Alive (1958-1961) in 93 episodes.
Studied at Sanford Meisner's Neighborhood Playhouse in New York.
Studied acting at HB Studio, under Uta Hagen and Stella Adler.
Had Scottish ancestry.
Served in the United States Marine Corps.
He was an avid racer of both motorcycles and cars.
He was nicknamed the "The King of Cool".
He had a collection of 130 motorcycles.
He was inducted into Off-road Motorsports Hall of Fame in 1978.
He was trained in martial art Tang Soo Do.
He was posthumously awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6834 Hollywood Boulevard in 1986.
He won the Golden Globe Henrietta Award for World Film Favorite - Male in 1967.
He was a heavy cigarette smoker.
McQueen died on November 7, 1980, Ciudad Juárez, Mexico, at age of 50.
He was married to:
Barbara Minty (1980)
Ali MacGraw (1973-1978)
Neile Adams (1956-1972), they had a daughter, Terry Leslie and a son, Chad
He dated Raquel Welch (1971), Alana Stewart (1971), Barbara Leigh (1971-1972), Sharon Farrell (1968), Lee Remick (1964), Lauren Hutton (1962), Mamie Van Doren (1959), Lita Milan (1957) and Gia Scala (1952-1954).