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Hot Springs man’s legacy lives

In 1963, Steve McQueen brought to life the character of the Cooler King in the film The Great Escape, which retold the account of a mass escape from Stalag Luft III in Sagan, Germany, 20 years earlier. The Cooler King, an accomplished forger and escape artist, was based on Hot Springs native Irven Granger McDaniel.

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