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Steve McQueen

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Birth Name: Steve McQueen
Born: 03/24/1930
Birth Place: Beech Grove, Indiana, USA
Death Place: Mexico
Died: 11/07/1980

Born on March 24, 1930 in Beech Grove, IN, McQueen's father, Terrence, was a stunt pilot for a flying circus who abandoned his six-month-old son and alcoholic wife, Julian. Unable to handle raising a small child, McQueen's mother left him in the care of her parents in Slater, MO, where he grew up on a farm and experienced something of a normal childhood, which he later recalled with fondness. But when he was eight years old, McQueen was taken back by his mother and her new husband, an unhappy transition that resulted in him running with a street gang and committing petty crimes. His wayward behavior forced his mother to send him back to Slater, only to reclaim him a few years later. Now 12 y... Continue Bio >>




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