Published on 9th May 2011 05:59 PM
Actor, Steve McQueen, has become an iconic Hollywood figure who died at the relatively young age of 50. The years of his youth were rough and tumble, but he packed a lifetime of high living into his adult life.
Steven Terrence McQueen was born into poor circumstances on 24 March 1930 in Beech Grove, Indiana, U.S.A., a suburb of the city of Indianapolis. McQueen’s mother was a teenage alcoholic and his father was a stunt pilot with a flying circus who abandoned the two of them when he was just a few months old.
Destitute and unable to care for her son, the toddler