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Steve McQueen

Steve McQueen was a multi-award-winning American actor of Bullitt, The Great Escape, The Magnificent Seven, The Sand Pebbles, Papillon and TV's Wanted: Dead or Alive fame.


Biographical fast facts

Full or original name at birth: Terrence Steven McQueen

Date, time and place of birth: March 24, 1930, at 12:15 p.m., at St. Francis Hospital, Beech Grove, Indiana, U.S.A. *

Date, time, place and cause of death: November 7, 1980, at 3:45 a.m., at Clinica de Santa Rosa, Juarez, Mexico (Heart attack / Cancer)

Remains: He was cremated and his ashes scattered over the Pacific Ocean.


Error correction or clarification

* Some sources erroneously report his birth took place in either "Slater, Missouri" or "Indianapolis, Indiana." In point of fact, Steve McQueen did not move to Missouri until he was a toddler.


All of the following publications, in some past editions, erroneously stated Steve McQueen's place of birth.

Britannica Book of the Year 1981

Daily Celebrity Almanac

The Hammond Almanac

Information Please Almanac

International Motion Picture Almanac

Leonard Maltin's Movie Encyclopedia

New York Times Encyclopedic Almanac

World Almanac and Book of Facts

The World Almanac Who's Who of Film


It is not our intent to denigrate these fine publications, but merely to point out the above inaccuracy to prevent further dissemination of the erroneous data.


Sources

The most in-depth of more than three dozen sources consulted for this profile:
McQueen by William F. Nolan (1984)
My Husband, My Friend by Neile McQueen Toffel (1986)


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