Steve McQueen Could Have Been Murdered By The Manson Family – If His Infidelity Hadn’t Intervened

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It’s a summer afternoon in Los Angeles, and Steve McQueen is getting ready for a party. Suddenly, the telephone rings – and on the other end, a young blonde tempts McQueen away from an evening with his friends. Indeed, the temptation proves too much, and the actor agrees to meet the girl – narrowly avoiding the most horrific mass murder that Hollywood has ever seen.

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It all began in March 1967, when an American criminal named Charles Manson was released from jail in Los Angeles, California. After a troubled childhood, Manson had gone on a criminal rampage that included forgery, theft and other charges. In fact, the 32-year-old had spent over half his life behind bars.

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Now finally a free man, Manson was free to relocate to San Francisco. And while eking out a living as a panhandler in the city, he met library assistant Mary Brunner. It wasn’t long before the couple decided to shack up together, too – and that’s when things started to get strange.

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