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Five Things to Know About Steve McQueen

By Jessica Wheeler, AliveTampaBay Columnist
Whether it’s his piercing blue eyes, his skill behind the wheel of a car, or just the fact that he was a great actor, there’s still no one quite like him. This month, AliveTampaBay salutes Steve McQueen. In this first of a series of articles, here are five things to know about this unique star.

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The Five Best Songs Inspired by Steve McQueen

By Jessica Wheeler, AliveTampaBay Columnist
For someone who didn’t have a musical career, Steve McQueen sure has had a lot of songs written about him. Here, we continue our tribute to Steve McQueen by taking a look at the best songs inspired by this legendary star.

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Why Steve McQueen is Still the King of Cool

AliveTampaBay.com look’s back to its guide to Steve McQueen movies.
By Jessica Wheeler, AliveTampaBay Columnist
Photo of Steve McQueen and Neile Adams courtesy of Wikimedia Commons

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Why Steve McQueen is Still the King of Cool

By Jessica Wheeler, AliveTampaBay Columnist
It’s a Saturday afternoon in autumn, 1960. You’re 11 years old, clutching some coins in your hand as you approach the box office underneath the theater marquee. You and your friends are about to spend the afternoon at the movies. The poster advertises today’s offering: The Magnificent Seven.

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Steve McQueen’s Seven Greatest Movie Moments

By Jessica Wheeler, AliveTampaBay Columnist
In The Great Escape, McQueen spends most of the movie imprisoned in a German POW camp, so when he breaks out, steals a German motorcycle and uniform, and heads for the Swiss border, the rush of energy is palpable. It’s an exciting chase sequence, where he’s almost captured, then makes it to the border…but will he make it over the fence?

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