The premiere of Steve McQueen’s ‘Wanted Dead or Alive,’ featuring Michael Landon

Steve McQueen and Michael Landon both launched their iconic careers in cult science fiction films and TV westerns. In fact the duo shared the small screen just one time in the pilot episode of the King of Cool’s “Wanted: Dead or Alive” series, 1958’s “The Martin Poster.” In the accompanying vintage still tenacious bounty hunter Josh Randall has a twinkle in his eye while pondering his next target as captured on the Selznick Studios set of “Wanted: Dead or Alive” circa 1959. Image Credit: DukeWayne.com forum user Gorch / CBS Photo Archive

Before the debut episode of the classic western television series Wanted: Dead or Alive dropped, nobody knew who Steve McQueen was. Sure, the 28-year-old fledgling actor had trained in New York at the famed Neighborhood Playhouse as well as the Actors’ Studio, had his big screen premiere in a blink and you’ll miss it role as a knife wielding thug in…

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