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Missouri Town to Honor Actor Steve McQueen

The small Midwestern town of Slater, Missouri is planning a three-day festival to honor its most illustrious inhabitant, Steve McQueen.

Although born in Indiana, the movie star spent most of his childhood in Slater on his great-uncle's farm.

Dubbed "The King Of Cool," McQueen starred in a series of famous films in the 1960s and '70s, among them The Great Escape, Bullitt, and Papillon.

He died of cancer in 1980 at age 50.

Running March 23-25, "Steve McQueen Days" will include screenings of his movies, a show of memorabilia, and tours of his boyhood home and former school.