Did you know? Fun facts about legendary actor Steve McQueen
In 1974, he was the highest paid film star in the world
He’s well known for executing many of his own, often times dangerous, movie stunts
His personal collection of motorcycles numbered 130
Dropped out of school in the ninth grade
He was born in Beech Grove, Indiana on March 24, 1930
Inducted into the Motorcycle Museum’s Hall of Fame in 1999
His lifelong dream was to become a professional car racer
Served as a pallbearer at the funeral of actor Bruce Lee
Holds a patent for a motorsports bucket seat design, issued in 1971
Joined the Marine Corps in 1947, age 17
Died of cardiac arrest associated with pleural mesothelioma on November 7, 1980 in Mexico. He was only 50 years old
His acting debut came in 1956 with the film Somebody Up There
Highest grossing movie? The Towering Inferno (1974) $550.9 million
Steve was so BIG, BAD and BUSY, he turned down several leading roles. Maybe you've heard of them? The God Father, Dirty Harry, Jaws, The Great Gatsby and many more.
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