Steve McQueen Biography (1930-1980)

Original name, Terence Stephen; born March 24, 1930, in Indianapolis, IN; died of a heart attack following surgery for lung cancer, November 7, 1980, in Juarez, Mexico; son of a naval aviator; married Neile Adams (an actress and dancer), c. 1956 (divorced, 1971); married Ali MacGraw (an actress), 1973 (divorced, 1978); married Barbara Minty (a model), January, 1979; children: (firstmarriage) Chad, Terry Leslie.

Nationality
American
Gender
Male
Birth Details
March 24, 1930
Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
Death Details
November 7, 1980
Juarez, Mexico

Famous Works

  • Credits; Film Appearances
  • Fidel, Somebody Up There Likes Me, 1956.
  • Never Love a Stranger, 1958.
  • George Fowler, The Great St. Louis Bank Robbery, 1958.
  • Steve Andrews, The Blob, 1958.
  • Bill Ringa, Never So Few, 1969.
  • Vin, The Magnificent Seven, 1960.
  • Lt. Fergie Howard, The Honeymoon Machine, 1961.
  • Reese, Hell Is For Heroes, 1962.
  • The War Lover, 1962.
  • Rocky Papsano, Love with the Proper Stranger, 1963.
  • "Cooler King" Hilts, The Great Escape, 1963.
  • Supply Sgt. Eustis Clay, Soldier in the Rain, 1963.
  • Henry Thomas, Baby, the Rain Must Fall, 1965.
  • Title role, The Cincinnati Kid, 1965.
  • Title role/Max Sand, Nevada Smith, 1966.
  • Holman, The Sand Pebbles, 1966.
  • Frank Bullitt, Bullitt, 1968.
  • Thomas Crown, The Thomas Crown Affair, 1968.
  • Boon Hogganbeck, The Reivers, 1969.
  • Michael Delaney, Le Mans, National General, 1970.
  • On Any Sunday, 1971.
  • Title role, Junior Bonner, Cinerama, 1972.
  • Doc McCoy, The Getaway, National General, 1972.
  • Title role, Papillon, Allied Artists, 1973.
  • Fire Chief O'Hallorhan, The Towering Inferno, Twentieth Century- Fox, 1974.
  • Dr. Thomas Stockmann, An Enemy of the People, 1976.
  • Title role, Tom Horn, Warner Bros., 1980.
  • Papa "Ralph" Thorson, The Hunter, Paramount, 1980.
  • Credits; Film Work
  • Executive producer, Tom Horn, Warner Bros., 1980.
  • Credits; Television Appearances; Series
  • Josh Randall, Wanted--Dead or Alive, CBS, 1958-61.
  • Credits; Television Appearances; Pilots
  • Josh Randall, The Bounty Hunter (broadcast as an episode of Trackdown), CBS, 1957.
  • Joseph Gordon, The Defender (broadcast as two episodes of Studio One), CBS, 1957.
  • Credits; Television Appearances; Episodic
  • "The Chivington Raid," Goodyear Playhouse, NBC, 1955.
  • "Bring Me a Dream," U.S. Steel Hour, CBS, 1956.
  • "Ambush," West Point, CBS, 1957.
  • "Four Hours in White," Climax, CBS, 1958.
  • "Bill Longley," Tales of Wells Fargo, NBC, 1958.
  • "The Brothers," Trackdown, CBS, 1958.
  • "Human Interest Story," Alfred Hitchcock Presents, CBS, 1959.
  • "Man from the South," Alfred Hitchcock Presents, CBS, 1960.
  • Host, "Thunder in a Forgotten Town," The Dick Powell Show, NBC, 1963.
  • Credits; Television Appearances; Specials
  • The Bob Hope Show, NBC, two appearances, 1960.
  • Credits; Stage Appearances
  • Appeared on Broadway in A Hatful of Rain, 1956.

Further Reference

Periodicals:

  • Entertainment Weekly, November 4, 1994, p. 88.
  • New York Times, November 8, 1980.

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