‘’THE KING OF COOL’’ BORN ON THIS DAY IN 1930

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                         Terrence Stephen
"Steve" McQueen 

                         (March 24, 1930 – November 7, 1980)

Steve McQueen was top box-office draw of the 1960s and 1970s. He
received an Academy Award nomination for his role in The Sand Pebbles
(1966). His other popular films include The Great Escape (1963), Bullitt
(1968),
and The Towering Inferno (1974).. In 1974, he became the
highest-paid movie star in the world.

McQueen was an avid racer of both motorcycles and cars. While he studied
acting,he partially supported himself by competing in weekend motorcycle
races and bought his first motorcycle with his winnings.

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McQueen in a scene from The Great Escape

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Steve McQueen in Bullitt

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