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Steve McQueen

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  1. Great Escape hero Ken Rees who was inspiration for Steve McQueen character dies at 93

    Like McQueen’s character Hilts in the 1963 film, he was a constant thorn in the Germans’ side and spent much of the war in solitary confinement FULL ARTICLE AT Mirror.co.uk

  2. 'The only things we've got in common is that we both annoyed the Germans': Airman who inspired Steve McQueen's 'Cooler King' character in The Great Escape dies aged 93

    Proud Welshman Ken Rees was part of the legendary escape from Stalag Luft III camp and was named as the inspiration for the McQueen character in the 1963 film. FULL ARTICLE AT The Daily Mail

  1. Great Escape airman and inspiration for Steve McQueen’s ‘Cooler King’ dies at 93

    Ken Rees annoyed his German captors at Stalag Luft III so much he spent a lot of time in solitary confinement. FULL ARTICLE AT Metro.co.uk

  2. Inspiration for the Great Escape dies

    A BRITISH airman who was the inspiration for Steve McQueen's character in the Great Escape has died at the age of 93. FULL ARTICLE AT Daily Express

  3. Why my dad was cinema's Mr Mean by Steve McQueen's son

    On screen, Steve McQueen was the King of Cool. With his blond hair, blazing blue eyes and chiselled features, his face was more eloquent than any of the lines written ... FULL ARTICLE AT The Daily Mail

  1. Steve McQueen name triples Ferrari's value

    McQueen is a rare celebrity with such cachet among collectors that his cars can be worth several times their inherent value. FULL ARTICLE AT CNN/Money

  2. Steve McQueen name triples classic Ferrari's value to $10.2 million

    Read full story for latest details. FULL ARTICLE AT Fortune

  3. by  Associated Press Jamaica Kincaid wins American Book Award Associated Press - 26 August 2014 14:54-04:00 NEW YORK (AP) — Author Jamaica Kincaid and film critic Armond White are among ... FULL ARTICLE AT New Europe News

  4. Richard Attenborough's 8 Most Beloved Roles

    Who but Attenborough could share the screen with Steve McQueen, flee from a T-Rex and play Santa with equal aplomb? FULL ARTICLE AT People

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Terrence Steven "Steve" McQueen (March 24, 1930 – November 7, 1980) was an American movie actor nicknamed "The King of Cool." His "anti-hero" persona, which he developed at the height of the Vietnam counterculture, made him one of the top box-office draws of the 1960s and 1970s. After appearing in the 1974 film The Towering Inferno, he became the highest paid movie star in the world. Although... Full Article At Wikipedia.org

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