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Tab Hunter

Tab HunterAKA Arthur Andrew Kelm

Born: 11-Jul-1931
Birthplace: New York City

Gender: Male
Religion: Roman Catholic
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Gay [1]
Occupation: Actor

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Damn Yankees

Military service: US Coast Guard (enlisted age 15)


[1] Kevin Naff, Washington Blade, "The Reluctant Gay Icon", 14 October 2005, with several quotes from Hunter's then-upcoming autobiography. Naff writes, "Despite his Catholic faith and desire not to be known as a gay icon, Hunter now talks openly about his sexual orientation and his 23-year relationship with [Allan] Glaser. It's another striking contradiction in a life marked by conflicting influences -- the allure of Hollywood glitz and glamour versus his mother's lessons in modesty."

Father: Charles Kelm
Mother: Gertrude Gelien (Lutheran)
Brother: Walter (d., Vietnam)
Boyfriend:
Anthony Perkins (actor, together 1956-58)
Boyfriend: Rudolf Nureyev
Boyfriend: Allan Glaser

    Hollywood Walk of Fame 6320 Hollywood Blvd.
    Disorderly Conduct Walnut Park, CA (1950)
    German Ancestry
    Jewish Ancestry Paternal

    TELEVISION
    The Tab Hunter Show Paul Morgan (1960-61)

    FILMOGRAPHY AS ACTOR
    Dark Horse (17-Jul-1992) · Perkins
    Out of the Dark (5-May-1989)
    Cameron's Closet (1989)
    Grotesque (9-Sep-1988)
    Lust in the Dust (1-Mar-1985)
    Grease 2 (11-Jun-1982) · Mr. Stuart
    Pandemonium (Apr-1982)
    Polyester (29-May-1981)
    Katie: Portrait of a Centerfold (23-Oct-1978)
    Won Ton Ton, the Dog Who Saved Hollywood (26-May-1976)
    The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean (18-Dec-1972)
    The Arousers (Jan-1970)
    Hostile Guns (Jul-1967)
    The Fickle Finger of Fate (Jun-1967)
    Birds Do It (Aug-1966)
    The Loved One (11-Oct-1965) · Guide
    The City Under the Sea (26-May-1965)
    Ride the Wild Surf (5-Aug-1964) · Steamer Lane
    Operation Bikini (26-Mar-1963)
    The Golden Arrow (7-Sep-1962) · Hassan
    The Pleasure of His Company (1-Jun-1961) · Roger Henderson
    That Kind of Woman (Jun-1959) · Red
    They Came to Cordura (Jun-1959) · Lt. William Fowler
    Damn Yankees! (26-Sep-1958)
    Gunman's Walk (15-Jul-1958) · Ed Hackett
    Lafayette Escadrille (1958) · Thad Walker
    The Girl He Left Behind (26-Oct-1956) · Andy Shaeffer
    The Burning Hills (23-Aug-1956) · Trace Jordon
    The Sea Chase (4-Jun-1955) · Wesser
    Battle Cry (2-Feb-1955) · Dan Forrester
    Track of the Cat (27-Nov-1954) · Harold Bridges
    Return to Treasure Island (30-Jun-1954)
    The Steel Lady (9-Oct-1953)
    Gun Belt (24-Jul-1953) · Chip
    Saturday Island (4-Aug-1952)
    The Lawless (1-Jun-1950) · Frank O'Brien

Author of books:
Tab Hunter Confidential: The Making of a Movie Star (2005, memoir)


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