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Tab Hunter

Tab HunterAKA Arthur Andrew Kelm

Born: 11-Jul-1931
Birthplace: Manhattan, NY
Died: 8-Jul-2018
Location of death: Santa Barbara, CA
Cause of death: Heart Attack
Remains: Buried, Santa Barbara Cemetery, Santa Barbara, CA

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
Husband: Allan Glaser (together since 1983, m. 2008, until his death)

    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
    I Am Divine (9-Mar-2013) · Himself
    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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