Dear Blogging Friends
You are going to have to indulge me here today, if you read this post.
Yesterday evening I watched "The Magnificent Seven" on TV for the umpteenth time! I love the film, I love all the characters in it but, mostly, I watch it to see Steve McQueen.
I first saw him in "The War Lover" in the early sixties and was mesmerized by his amazing screen presence from the first moment. It has been that way ever since. That particular film was shot in the UK and apparently, during the time he was over here he visited Bovington Tank Museum which is only a stone's throw from where I lived then (so close)!
As well as the cast in "The Magnificent Seven" I have admired many other "stars" (male and female*), too numerous to mention really but including Cary Grant, Paul Newman, Humphrey Bogart and Gordon McCrae and more recently the very handsome and charming George Clooney and the brilliant Johnny Depp.
This year on 24 March, had he lived, Steve McQueen would have had his 80th birthday (imagine that), but sadly he died of cancer at the tragically young age of 50. I still recall where I was when I heard that news.
"The King of Cool" still remains at the top of my "A" list and for me - on screen - he delivers every time!
So there you have it, my tribute to my favourite Hollywood "Legend".
* I may blog about my favourite female stars soon.
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