McQueen, Steve, 1930-1980

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Terrence Stephen McQueen (March 24, 1930 – November 7, 1980) was an American actor. McQueen was nicknamed "The King of Cool", and his antihero persona developed at the height of the counterculture of the 1960s made him a top box-office draw during the 1960s and 1970s. McQueen received an Academy Award nomination for his role in The Sand Pebbles. His other popular films include The Cincinnati Kid, Love With the Proper Stranger, The Thomas Crown Affair, Bullitt, The Getaway, and Papillon, as well as the all-star ensemble films The Magnificent Seven, The Great Escape, and The Towering Inferno. In 1974, he became the highest-paid movie star in the world, although he did not act in films again for four years. McQueen was combative with directors and producers, but his popularity placed him in high demand and enabled him to command large salaries.
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referencedIn Elkins, Hillard, 1929-. Papers, 1956-1979. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
contributorOf Foote, Horton. The traveling lady, 1963 Aug. 24 / by Horton Foote ; producers, Alan J. Pakula, Robert Mulligan ; director, Robert Mulligan. Ohio State University Libraries
referencedIn Biography: Melvyn Douglas, 1972-1980 Indiana University, Bloomington. Center for the Study of History and Memory
referencedIn McQueen, Steve, 1930-1980. Passport to danger. His excellency, just Peter / by Donald S. Sanford. University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
referencedIn Yamaguchi, Sodō, 1642-1716. Fifty haiku poems / translated from the Japanese [by Harold Stewart]. Northwestern University
referencedIn Frederick R. Koch collection of photographs of stage and screen actors and entertainers, ca. 1920-1979. Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University.
referencedIn Motion picture photograph collection, ca. 1914-1971 (bulk 1940-1959). Arizona Historical Society, Southern Arizona Division
referencedIn Jones, Robert F., 1934-. Robert F. Jones papers [manuscript], circa1960-2002. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Photographs of motion pictures and television programs, 1915-1999. Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University.
referencedIn Actors Studio (New York, N.Y.). Recordings [sound recording], 1956-1969. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
referencedIn Records of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 1966 - 2007. Subject Files, 1970 - 1972. National Archives at College Park
referencedIn John Eldon Thayer collection of motion picture memorabilia, 1916-1979. Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University.
referencedIn Records of the U.S. Agency for Global Media, 1973 -. Video Tape Programs and Worldnet Broadcasts, 1999 - 2009. Jim Ferguson's Hollywood 114, 2000. National Archives at College Park
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referencedIn Official Military Personnel File for Terrance S. McQueen. 1947-1960. National Archives at St. Louis
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Actors - 20th century
Film actors and actresses
Motorcycling
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Actors
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Birth 1930-03-24

Death 1980-11-07

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Americans

English

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