McQueen, Steve

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Name
McQueen, Steve Gender: M
Terrence Steven McQueen
born on 24 March 1930 at 12:15 (= 12:15 PM )
Place Indianapolis, Indiana, 39n46, 86w09
Timezone CST h6w (is standard time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Steinbrecher
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_aricol.18.gif 03°23' s_mo.18.gif s_aqucol.18.gif 02°04 Asc.s_cancol.18.gif 25°45'



Steve McQueen

Biography

American actor famous for his tough-guy roles. McQueen's onscreen persona of a valiant, tight-lipped hero and adventurer established the actor as a top box-office star of the '60s and '70s. His 28 popular films included "The Magnificent Seven," 1960, "Bullitt," 1969, "Papillion," 1973 and "The Towering Inferno" in 1974. His career declined in the late '70s.

McQueen had a childhood that was chaotic and unpredictable. He was six months old when his father deserted the family and his mother was an alcoholic who was in and out of his life. Unwilling to raise her son, she sent him to live with various relatives. At 12, McQueen and his mom left Missouri and moved to Los Angeles where she had numerous relationships with men. McQueen became a thief, joined a street gang and acted out his juvenile delinquency. Appearing before a judge in the California juvenile court, he sent to Boys' Republic Home for wayward boys in Chino, CA. He left as soon as possible to join the Marines, enlisting at 16 for a three-year stint. His difficulty with reading was later diagnosed as dyslexia.

When he left the corp., McQueen enrolled at the Neighborhood Playhouse in New York and studied acting on the GI Bill. In 1952, he acted in stock theater and started his film career in 1956 as a movie extra. In 1958, McQueen made his film debut in the feature "Never Love A Stranger." His first starring role was in the low budget, teen-horror camp classic, "The Blob," 1958. He went on to war pictures like "The Great Escape" in 1963 and "The Sand Pebbles" in 1966. He made romantic dramas with Natalie Wood in "Love With a Proper Stranger,"1963, "The Thomas Crown Affair" with Faye Dunaway and "The Getaway" with Ali MacGraw. McQueen battled the film studios and made large star demands. He turned down "Butch Cassidy and The Sundance Kid" because his name would not be above the name of fellow actor Paul Newman. With success in his career, he turned into a megalomaniac alienating his old friends, indulging in promiscuity and drugs. He was a physical fitness buff and lectured on the benefits of proper diet while scarfing Twinkies and hot dogs. While deep-sea diving, he burst an eardrum and never recovered the hearing in his left ear.

McQueen married Neile, a Broadway dancer, in 1956. The couple were married for 15 years during which they had two children, a daughter Terry on 6/05/1959 and son Chad on 12/28/1960. McQueen forced his wife to sniff cocaine with him and regularly beat her - but not his kids. He sent her to London to abort their third child, refusing to believe the baby belonged to him and held a gun at Neile's head to extract her confession of an affair with another man, in between slaps. After he gave her a horrendous beating, she finally divorced the actor in 1971.

While filming "The Getaway," McQueen repeatedly slapped his co-star Ali MacGraw throughout the day on the film set. He became so aroused that he followed her home in the evening and made love to her on the floor. In 1973 they married and she abandoned her career to look after her husband. When they divorced in 1977, he refused to pay alimony. He married his third wife, Barbara Minty, eleven months before his death in 1980. His daughter, Terry McQueen died on 3/19/1998.

McQueen's drug use kept him from making more movies. His first wife, Neile, realized that he had problems after they bought their first house in Palm Desert, CA. He immediately left his home to buy peyote from the local American Indians. His drug of choice became cocaine. In his paranoid state, he carried a loaded gun and slipped it underneath his pillow every night. Many saw the actor as a difficult and secretive man who tried to embellish his background. Others called him an indiscriminate womanizer. He was consistently reported as being rude, crude, hostile, and abusive to his women.

He died on 11/07/1980, 3:42 AM, of a heart attack in Santa Rosa, NM. He had been staying in Juarez, Mexico, hoping that the alleged cure of apricot pits would heal his cancer. His ashes are scattered in the Pacific Ocean.

Link to Wikipedia biography

Relationships

  • parent->child relationship with McQueen, Chad (born 28 December 1960)

Events

  • Work : New Job 1952 (Acted in stock theater)
  • Work : New Career 1956 (Began film career as movie extra)
  • Relationship : Marriage 1956 (First marriage, Neile)
  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1958 (Film debut, "Never Love A Stranger")
  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1958 (Film, "The Blob")
  • Family : Change in family responsibilities 5 June 1959 (Daughter born)
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  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1960 (Film, "The Magnificent Seven")
  • Family : Change in family responsibilities 28 December 1960 (Son born)
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  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1963 (Film, "The Great Escape")
  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1963 (Film, "Love With A Proper Stranger")
  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1966 (Film, "The Sand Pebbles")
  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1969 (Film, "Bullitt")
  • Relationship : Divorce dates 1971 (Neile)
  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1973 (Film, "Papillion")
  • Relationship : Marriage 1973 (Second marriage, Ali McGraw)
  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1974 (Film, "The Towering Inferno")
  • Relationship : Divorce dates 1977 (Ali McGraw)
  • Relationship : Marriage January 1980 (Third marriage, Barbara Minty)
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  • Death by Heart Attack 7 November 1980 at 03:42 AM in Santa Rosa, NM (Age 50)
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  • Death of Child 19 March 1998 (Daughter died)
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Source Notes

B.R. in hand from Steinbrecher

(A.W. Vawter quoted him for 00:35 AM in MH Ext 4/1982)

Categories

  • Traits : Body : Body builder (Physical fitness advocate)
  • Traits : Personality : Aggressive/ brash (Hostile, crude)
  • Traits : Personality : Difficult/ mean spirited (Abusive, mean)
  • Traits : Personality : Private
  • Diagnoses : Major Diseases : Cancer
  • Diagnoses : Body Part Problems : Ears (Burst eardrum while deep-sea diving)
  • Diagnoses : Body Part Problems : Heart (Fatal attack)
  • Diagnoses : Body Part Problems : Surgery (To remove tumor in neck)
  • Diagnoses : Psychological : Abuse Alcohol
  • Diagnoses : Psychological : Abuse Drugs (Drug of choice cocaine)
  • Diagnoses : Psychological : Anti-social Personality (Paranoia)
  • Diagnoses : Psychological : Depression (Depressed latter years, scruffy)
  • Family : Childhood : Disadvantaged (Mother alcoholic, sent to live w/relatives)
  • Family : Childhood : Parent, Single or Step (Dad deserted family)
  • Family : Relationship : Marriage more than 15 Yrs (First marriage 15 years)
  • Family : Relationship : Marriage less than 3 Yrs (Third marriage eleven months)
  • Family : Relationship : Mate - Noted (Actress Ali McGraw)
  • Family : Relationship : Number of Divorces (Two)
  • Family : Relationship : Number of Marriages (Three)
  • Family : Relationship : Stress - Domestic violence (Beat women, forced to sniff cocaine)
  • Family : Parenting : Kids 1-3 (Two)
  • Lifestyle : Work : Start young less than 16
  • Lifestyle : Social Life : Misfit (Street gang as child, delinquent)
  • Lifestyle : Social Life : Sports (Race Cars)
  • Lifestyle : Home : Left home early less than 18 (Left home at 16)
  • Passions : Sexuality : Extremes in quantity (Many lovers)
  • Passions : Criminal Perpetrator : Assault/ Battery (Beat women, held gun to wife's head)
  • Passions : Criminal Perpetrator : Prison sentence (Sent to Boy's Home)
  • Passions : Criminal Perpetrator : Social crime/ delinquent (Prison as a kid)
  • Passions : Criminal Perpetrator : Thief/ Financial crime (As child)
  • Vocation : Entertainment : Actor/ Actress
  • Vocation : Entertain/Business : Director (Secondary)
  • Vocation : Military : Military service (U.S. Marine Corps)
  • Notable : Famous : Top 5% of Profession
  • Notable : Book Collection : Occult/ Misc. Collection

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