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The leading man of his day, with his rugged good looks, blond hair and blue eyes, Steve McQueen defined what being "cool" was for his generation. Born into a Catholic family, Steve McQueen, was a small town boy with little education who came from a broken home. He sought the love he had missed as a child in the adoration of fans of his many action movies including: The Great Escape, Bullitt, The Sand Pebbles, Papillon, The Getaway, and many others.

He lived a fast-paced life that often resembled one of his movies: fast cars, fast women, cigarettes and alcohol. He died at the age of fifty on November 7, 1980, after suffering from mesothelioma, a rare form of lung cancer. But that is not his entire story.

When Steve discovered he had lung cancer, he began to take stock of his life, and to look for the answers and for the hope he had not found during his lifetime. He wanted to know what came next and was yearning for hope in the "beyond." Both his third wife Barbara Minty and his flying instructor Sammy Mason encouraged him in his spiritual search.

McQueen eventually made it to a Billy Graham crusade. By the end of the meeting, Steve McQueen had given his heart to Jesus Christ. He still had many questions, though, and he sent word through one of the evangelists he wanted to meet with Billy Graham. They were able to meet in a limousine on the way to the airport.

Prince of the Mafia

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Former member of the Colombo family, slated to be the next Boss, Michael Franzese share his life-altering story with the congregation of the Crystal Cathedral. Watch as Franzese is featured on The Hour of Power with Robert Schuller.

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