McQueen Days Festival is a family affair
MO. (March 29, 2011) – An annual festival celebrating the life of the ‘King
of Cool’, now in its fifth year, promises to be a fun-filled family affair.
McQueen’s half-sister and the actor’s widow will be two of many featured
guests at the fifth annual Steve McQueen Day Festival on April 29 and 30, 2011,
in Slater, Missouri.
am so amazed that I have been invited to participate in the Steve McQueen Day
Festival this year. I have felt a connection to Steve my entire life as he was
the big brother of my dreams,” said half-sister Terri McQueen, who recently
turned 71. “I followed Steve’s entire career while he was alive and sought
out every bit of information on him that I could find after his death. Being a
part of this festival is one of the greatest honors that I could ever
two-day extravaganza will be Terri McQueen’s coming out party, who is making
her first public appearance since she broke her silence last year that she is
Steve McQueen’s half-sister. The two share the same father, William Terrence
McQueen, who died in November 1958.
year’s guests also include stuntman Loren Janes and author Marshall Terrill.
Janes was McQueen’s stunt double for 22 years and has appeared in more than
1,500 television and movies in a career that spanned a half-century, including Spartacus,
Wanted: Dead or Alive, The
Sand Pebbles, The Hunter and Spiderman.
Terrill is the author of four books on McQueen. His latest effort, Steve
McQueen: The Life and Legend of a Hollywood Icon, a definitive 610-page
biography, will make its Slater debut at the festival.
festivities will take place on Main Street in Slater, Missouri, the boyhood home
of the movie icon. Slater is located in the heart of central Missouri on 240
highway, just 13 miles from Marshall.
festival will include an opening reception dinner on Friday, April 29 at
Maxine’s Tea House in Slater. Saturday’s highlights will include a classic
car show, motorcycle events, a panel discussion with McQueen, Janes and Terrill,
a film festival, beer garden, inflatables for children, and the debut of a new
90-minute documentary entitled Steve
McQueen: The Last Years. Food and souvenir vendors will also be on hand for
what promised to be a fun-filled, family event.
more information on the Steve McQueen Day Festival, call (660) 529-2249, or