|Steve McQueen Quick Info|
|Height||5 ft 9½ in|
|Date of Birth||March 24, 1930|
|Date of Death||November 7, 1980|
Steve McQueen was an American actor and producer who established himself as a top box-office draw in the 1960s and 1970s. Nicknamed the “King of Cool”, he became the highest-paid movie star in the world in 1974 and was nominated for an Academy Award for “Best Actor” for his role as Jake Holman in the 1966 epic war film The Sand Pebbles. Additionally, he was also a motorcycle enthusiast and used the alias “Harvey Mushman” in motor races.
Terrence Stephen McQueen
Steve, Bandito, King Of Cool, Mac, McQ, Harvey Mushman
He was born on March 24, 1930.
On November 7, 1980, Steve McQueen died of a heart attack at 3:45 a.m. at a Juárez hospital in Ciudad Juárez, Mexico. He was 50 years old at that time.
St. Francis Hospital in Beech Grove, Marion County, Indiana, United States
Steve McQueen studied acting in New York at Sanford Meisner’s Neighborhood Playhouse and at HB Studio under Uta Hagen. He also studied acting with Stella Adler.
- Father – William McQueen (A stunt pilot for a barnstorming flying circus)
- Mother – Julia Ann (or Julianne) Crawford
- Siblings – He was an only child.
- Others – Lewis/Louis D. McQueen (Paternal Grandfather), Caroline Myrtle “Carrie” Culbertson (Paternal Grandmother), Victor Lee Crawford (Maternal Grandfather), Lillian Thomson (Maternal Grandmother), Claude (Great-Uncle), Steven R. McQueen (Grandson) (Actor)
According to CelebrityNetWorth.com, his net worth was $30 Million at the time of his death.
5 ft 9½ in or 176.5 cm
72 kg or 158.5 lbs
Girlfriend / Spouse
Steve McQueen had dated –
- Barbra Streisand – He once hooked up with actor and singer Barbra Streisand.
- Sharon Tate
- Gia Scala (1952-1954) – He was romantically involved with Gia Scala between 1952 and 1954.
- Ava Gardner (1955) – In 1955, he had an affair with actor Ava Gardner.
- Neile Adams (1956-1972) – He got married to Filipino-American actor, singer, and dancer Neile Adams on November 2, 1956, and they had 2 children – a daughter named Terry Leslie (June 5, 1959 – March 19, 1998) and a son named Chad (b. December 28, 1960). The couple divorced in 1972.
- Lita Milan (1957)
- Mamie Van Doren (1959)
- Lauren Hutton (1962)
- Lee Remick (1964)
- Sharon Farrell (1968)
- Barbara Leigh (1971-1972)
- Alana Stewart (1971) – RUMOR
- Raquel Welch (1971)
- Natalie Wood (1971)
- Mary Wilson (1971)
- Ali MacGraw (1973-1978) – He married actor and activist Ali MacGraw in Cheyenne, Wyoming in 1973 but they later divorced in 1978.
- Barbara Minty (1980) – On January 16, 1980, he married his 3rd wife Barbara Minty and they remained together until his death the same year.
Race / Ethnicity
Steve McQueen was of English, Scottish, Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, German, distant Cornish, Dutch, and Welsh descent.
- Deep gravelly voice
- Frequently played police officers or military officers
- Charismatic personality
Steve McQueen was cast in TV commercials for –
- Viceroy Cigarettes (1958)
- Honda Elsinore CR250 Motorcycle (1973)
- Ford Automobiles (1997)
He was raised a Roman Catholic.
Steve McQueen Favorite Things
- One Of His Personal Favorite Film Roles – Playing Lt. Frank Bullitt in Bullitt (1968)
- One Of His Favorite Cars – A 1958 GMC Pickup Truck
- Bible Verse – John 3:16, which reads, “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have everlasting life.”.
Steve McQueen Facts
- He was born to a single mother as Steve’s father left his mother 6 months after meeting her. Reportedly, Steve McQueen’s mother was an alcoholic and was unable to take care of her child. So, she left him with her parents in Slater, Missouri, in 1933.
- Steve McQueen was inducted into the Motorcycle Hall of Fame in November 1999 and into the Hall of Great Western Performers in April 2007.
- He was friends with Richard Attenborough, Don Gordon, and James Garner.
- He was a pallbearer at the funeral of Bruce Lee.
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