Steve McQueen Stories: A Life And Biography Filled With Greatness

By | November 7, 2019

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Actor Steve McQueen and wife taking Sulphur bath at home, 1963. (Photo by John Dominis/The LIFE Picture Collection via Getty Images)

Even though he passed away at the age of 50 in 1980, Great Escape (1963) and Bullitt (1968) star Steve McQueen is eternally cool. Throughout his short time on Earth he drank, he fought, and he tore around on motorcycles and in the fastest cars. The man was a legend who pulled himself out of a small town and became a larger-than-life celebrity, not just a man's man but also a style icon. There’s never been any star who's quite like McQueen, and really how can anyone stand up to the myth of this great leading man? Rather than focus on his untimely death, these are some of the most fascinating and fun stories about a legendary man. 

He Was Supposed To Be At Sharon Tate's On The Night Of The Manson Murders

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The murders of Sharon Tate and Jay Sebring along with their group of friends at Tate’s rented Cielo Drive mansion rocked Hollywood in 1969. Pretty much every celebrity of the day has a story about how they were supposed to be at Tate’s that night, but McQueen really was invited to dinner with Sebring and Tate, and it’s likely that if he hung out with them on August 8, 1969, he would have been another tragic bullet point in the horrific story of the Manson family. McQueen didn’t make the dinner because he "ran into a chickie and decided to go off with her instead.” After hearing about what happened he started carrying a gun with him everywhere he went.