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Tab Hunter - Overview

Date of Birth: Jul 11, 1931     Date of Death: Jul 09, 2018
Place of Birth: New York City, New York, United States
Nationality: United States
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Tab Hunter parlayed his all-American blond good looks and wholesomeness into screen stardom, becoming an idol for 1950s teenagers who adored his boy-next-door persona and physique. He was cast in Joseph Losey's "The Lawless" (1950), despite having no previous acting experience, and earned his first starring role in 1952's "Island of Desire" opposite Linda Darnell. He went on to play the ingénue for the likes of Raoul Walsh ("Battle Cry," 1955), William Wellman ("Lafayette Escadrille," aka "Hellbent for Glory," 1958) and Sidney Lumet ("That Kind of Woman," 1959). He also launched a recording career, and had a hit record in 1957 with the song "Young Love," which appeared at #1 on the Billboard charts for six straight weeks and sold over one million copies. Hunter appeared in "Gunman's Walk" (1958), as well as performed the song "I'm a Runaway" in the film. Later that year he delivered his memorable portrayal of long-suffering Washington Senators fan Joe Hardy in George Abbott and Stanley Donen's Faustian musical, "Damn Yankees," and appeared opposite Geraldine Page ... Read More
Released best-selling autobiography Tab Hunter Confidential: The Making of a Movie Star
Narrated the documentary "The Best of Hollywood"
Interviewed for A&E biography "Sophia Loren: Actress Italian Style"
Interviewed for A&E biography, "Sophia Loren: Actress Italian Style"
Appeared as himself in "Wild Bill, Hollywood Maverick: The Life and Times of William A Wellman"
Received story credit on David Hemmings' "Dark Horse"; also acted
Received story credit on David Hemmings' "Dark Horse"; also acted and produced