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March 19th, 2018

Celebrate Steve McQueen at Stanford Court

Stanford Court News

Come celebrate “the King of Cool”, Steve McQueen’s birthday on March 24 with us. We will be showing classic Bullitt on our large screen television in the lobby of our hotel. We will be offering a  special “buy one, get one”drink voucher during the film for Seven Stills spirits or beer. And of course, we will have popcorn.

 

Steve McQueen Birthday Celebration

Saturday, March 24

2:00 pm- 4:00 pm

Drink offers + Popcorn

 

Born Terence Steven McQueen on March 24, 1930 in Beech Grove Indiana, Steve McQueen had a lot of changes in his life when his parents split up and he moved to Indianapolis with his mother and step-father. In 1947, McQueen joined the United States Marine Corps and was promoted to private first class and assigned to an armored unit. Initially he reverted to his prior rebelliousness and was demoted to private seven times.

 

McQueen began his acting career in the 1950s in New York City, appearing in stage productions. In late 1955, at the age of 25, McQueen left New York and headed for California, where he moved into a house on Vestal Avenue in the Echo Park area, seeking acting jobs in Hollywood.

 

He got a big break when he starred alongside Frank Sinatra in Never So Few in 1959. He got a lot of big roles after that and enjoyed a successful career and in 1972, McQueen was the world's highest-paid actor. He disappeared from the spotlight for four years and focused on riding his motorcycle and traveling around in his motorhome.

 

McQueen was an avid motorcycle and race car enthusiast. When he had the opportunity to drive in a movie, he performed many of his own stunts, including some of the car chases in Bullit. In 1979, McQueen was diagnosed with cancer and in 1980 passed away at the young age of 50 years old.

 

Steve McQueen leaves behind an incredible legacy of 27 films, including one of our favorites, Bullit. We hope you will join us in celebrating his birthday.

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