March Learn how and when to remove this template message. In —, while separated from Adams and prior to meeting MacGraw, McQueen had a relationship with Junior Bonner co-star Barbara Leigh , [72] [78] which included her pregnancy and an abortion. This page was last edited on 28 December , at McQueen and Barbra Streisand were tentatively cast in The Gauntlet , but the two did not get along due to a clash of egos. He saved the lives of five other Marines during an Arctic exercise, pulling them from a tank before it broke through ice into the sea. McQueen wanted to drive a Porsche with Jackie Stewart in that race [ citation needed ] , but the film backers threatened to pull their support if he did. McQueen owned a number of classic motorcycles, as well as several exotics and vintage cars, including:.

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He did not return to acting until with An Enemy of the Peopleplaying against type as a bearded, bespectacled 19th-century doctor in this adaptation of a Henrik Ibsen play. My Husband, My Friend. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed.

Steve McQueen

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Steve McQueen – Wikipedia

McQueen began to earn money by competing in weekend motorcycle races at Nascag Island City Raceway and purchased the first of many motorcycles, a Harley-Davidson and Triumph.

In he became the highest-paid movie star in the world, although he did not act in films again for four years. He later appeared as the titular Nevada Smitha character from Harold Robbins ‘ novel, The Carpetbaggersportrayed by Alan Ladd two years earlier in a movie version of that novel.

Retrieved July 27, So to piss him off, I’d start lobbing empty beer cans down the hill into his driveway. McQueen was caught stealing hubcaps by the police and handed over to his stepfather, who beat him severely; ending the fight by throwing McQueen down a flight of stairs.

Leonard Maltin’s Family Film Guide. Morefield of Christianity Today said it “offers a timeless reminder that even those among us living the most celebrated lives often long for the peace and sense of purpose that only God can provide. Steve McQueen’s faith explored in powerful new documentary”.

A few months later, McQueen gave a medical interview in which he blamed his condition on asbestos exposure. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. Graham gave him his personal Bible a Bible he was holding when he died.


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Taylor Trade Publishing, pp. The Wall Street Journal. Obituary for Donald M. He was also a heavy cigarette smoker.

Footage was shot in modern-day San Franciscoset to the theme music from Bullitt. Archived from the original on 6 May Faced gguin the choice of driving for 24 hours in the race or driving for the entire summer making the film, McQueen opted for the latter.

Retrieved August 7, For this film, McQueen went for a change of image, playing a debonair role as a wealthy executive in The Thomas Crown Affair with Faye Dunaway in McQueen sometimes drank to excess, and was arrested for driving while intoxicated in Anchorage, Alaskain Archived from the original on 16 February McQueen then filmed the pilot episode, which became the series titled Wanted: He was called “The King of Cool”, whose ” anti-hero ” persona developed at the height of the counterculture of the s and made him a top box-office draw of the s and s.

Ridin’ High, Livin’ Free: McQueen was combative with directors and producersbut his popularity placed him in high demand and enabled him to command large salaries.