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Tab Hunter is a Actor and Producer American born on 11 july 1931 at New York City (USA)

Tab Hunter

Tab Hunter
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Birth name Arthur Andrew Kelm
Nationality USA
Birth 11 july 1931 at New York City (USA)
Death 8 july 2018 (at 86 years)

Tab Hunter (born Arthur Andrew Kelm; July 11, 1931) is an American actor, singer, and author who has starred in over 40 films.


Hunter's autobiography, Tab Hunter Confidential: The Making of a Movie Star (2006), co-written with Eddie Muller, became a New York Times best-seller as did the paperback edition in 2007. The book is still currently in publication and was nominated for several writing awards. It re-entered the New York Times Best Seller list on June 28, 2015 during the release of the documentary film based on the book.

In the book, he acknowledged that he is gay, confirming rumors that had circulated since the height of his fame. According to William L. Hamilton of The New York Times, detailed reports about Hunter's alleged romances with close friends Debbie Reynolds and Natalie Wood, were strictly the fodder of studio publicity departments. As Wood and Hunter embarked on a well-publicized but fictitious romance, promoting his apparent heterosexuality while promoting their films, insiders developed their own headline for the item: "Natalie Wood and Tab Wouldn't."

Hunter became close enough with Etchika Choureau, his co-star in Lafayette Escadrille, and Joan Perry, widow of Harry Cohn, to contemplate marriage, but he thought he never could maintain a marriage, and remained merely platonic friends with both women.

During Hollywood's studio era, Hunter says, "[life] was difficult for me, because I was living two lives at that time. A private life of my own, which I never discussed, never talked about to anyone. And then my Hollywood life, which was just trying to learn my craft and succeed..." The star emphasizes that the word 'gay' "wasn't even around in those days, and if anyone ever confronted me with it, I'd just kinda freak out. I was in total denial. I was just not comfortable in that Hollywood scene, other than the work process." "There was a lot written about my sexuality, and the press was pretty darn cruel," the actor says, but what "moviegoers wanted to hold in their hearts were the boy-next-door marines, cowboys and swoon-bait sweethearts I portrayed."

Hunter had long-term relationships with actor Anthony Perkins and champion figure skater Ronnie Robertson, before settling down with his partner of over 30 years, Allan Glaser.

Hunter has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6320 Hollywood Blvd. In 2007, a Golden Palm Star on the Palm Springs, California, Walk of Stars was dedicated to him.

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Filmography of Tab Hunter (47 films)

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I Am Divine, 1h30
Origin USA
Genres Documentary
Themes Films about films, Films about music and musicians, Films about sexuality, Films about television, LGBT-related films, Documentary films about business, Documentary films about the film industry, Documentaire sur l'homosexualité, Documentary films about music and musicians, Documentaire sur une personnalité, Musical films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Divine, Jayne Mansfield, John Waters, Tab Hunter, Ricki Lake, David Lochary
Roles Himself
Rating75% 3.796213.796213.796213.796213.79621
Le documentaire retrace la vie de Glenn Milstead, dont le personnage de Divine a été sacré « plus belle femme du monde ». Petit garçon timide, jeune homme complexé, il découvre les bars gays puis le travestissement. Un voisin passionné de cinéma, John Waters, le fait tourner dans ses premiers films. Avec ses amis habilleur et maquilleur, Milstead crée le personnage excessif et scandaleux de Divine qu'il interprète dans les films Mondo Trasho, Multiple Maniacs et Pink Flamingos. À la fin des années 1970, il se lance dans la chanson et fait plusieurs tournées aux États-Unis et en Europe. Il revient au cinéma en 1981 avec Polyester, puis dans Lust in the Dust de Paul Bartel et Wanda's Café. Peu après le succès de Hairspray, il meurt d'une crise cardiaque dans son sommeil.
Wild Bill
Wild Bill (1995)
, 1h38
Directed by Walter Hill
Origin USA
Genres Biography, Action, Western
Themes Théâtre, Films based on plays
Actors Jeff Bridges, Ellen Barkin, John Hurt, Diane Lane, Keith Carradine, Christina Applegate
Rating58% 2.949842.949842.949842.949842.94984
A well-known lawman and scout of the 19th Century's western frontier, Wild Bill Hickok (Jeff Bridges) has drifted to Deadwood, Dakota Territory. Jack McCall (David Arquette) is a young man whose mother and family have been slighted by Bill in the past, and is out for revenge.
Dark Horse
Dark Horse (1992)

Directed by David Hemmings
Origin USA
Actors Ed Begley Jr., Mimi Rogers, Catherine Disher, Ari Meyers, Leon Pownall, Donovan Leitch
Rating75% 3.7937453.7937453.7937453.7937453.793745
The plot focuses on new-girl-in-town Allison Mills, a teenager who recently lost her mother. When she hangs out with the wrong crowd, she gets into trouble and is sentenced to community service at a local stable. There she comes to love spending time with the animals until an automobile accident cripples her and her favorite horse Jet. The wheelchair-bound girl learns to overcome her handicap through the indomitable spirit of the steed, who overcomes the odds and runs again.
Cameron's Closet, 1h27
Directed by Armand Mastroianni
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Horror
Actors Scott Curtis, Cotter Smith, Mel Harris, Tab Hunter, Kim Lankford, Leigh McCloskey
Roles Owen Lansing
Rating50% 2.5069452.5069452.5069452.5069452.506945
10-year-old Cameron Lansing (Scott Curtis) is an introverted, solitary boy with telekinetic and telepathic abilities who lives with his father, Owen Lansing (Tab Hunter), a research scientist. Owen has subjected Cameron to intense psychological testing from a young age in an effort to unbury the hidden powers of the human mind. During a series of mysterious and bizarre circumstances in their rural house one night, Owen is decapitated by a machete, yet the authorities can find no evidence of foul play and rule it out as an accidental death believing he simply fell on it. Cameron goes to live with his mother Dory Lansing (Kim Lankford) and her obnoxious actor boyfriend Bob Froelich (Gary Hudson) in Los Angeles. Both Dory and Bob are unaware of Cameron's paranormal abilities.
Out of the Dark, 1h29
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Comedy, Horror, Erotic thriller
Themes Films about sexuality, Erotic films, Erotic thriller films
Actors Karen Black, Bud Cort, Geoffrey Lewis, Tracey Walter, Divine, Cameron Dye
Roles Driver
Rating53% 2.657492.657492.657492.657492.65749
"Suite Nothings" is a sleazy L.A. phone-sex hot-line voiced by failed models. Preying on them is Bobo, a psychotic killer who dresses in a clown costume. While the police try to uncover the clown's identity, the agency's models fall to Bobo's murderous rage.
Grotesque (1988)
, 1h29
Origin USA
Genres Horror
Actors Linda Blair, Tab Hunter, Luana Patten, Donna Wilkes, Guy Stockwell, Charles Dierkop
Roles Rod
Rating43% 2.1651652.1651652.1651652.1651652.165165
During Lisa (Linda Blair) and her friend Kathy's (Donna Wilkes) vacation at her parents home in the snowy mountains, a group of punks break in to rob them. The gang murder the family until only Lisa is left alive. Lisa's adopted brother Patrick (Bob Apiza), a mutant hunchback who was hidden away, attacks the gang until he is killed by the police which results in his father Rod (Tab Hunter), a plastic surgeon, seeking revenge on the final two gang members.
Lust in the Dust, 1h24
Directed by Paul Bartel
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Action, Western, Spaghetti Western
Themes Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, Transgender in film, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Divine, Lainie Kazan, Tab Hunter, Cesar Romero, Geoffrey Lewis, Henry Silva
Roles Abel Wood
Rating63% 3.197613.197613.197613.197613.19761
Dance-hall girl Rosie Velez (Divine), lost in the desert, is helped to safety by gunman Abel Wood (Tab Hunter). In the town of Chili Verde, at the saloon of Marguerita Ventura (Lainie Kazan), word of a treasure in gold brings Abel into conflict with outlaw Hard Case Williams (Geoffrey Lewis) and his gang.
Grease 2
Grease 2 (1982)
, 1h55
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Musical theatre, Romantic comedy, Musical, Romance
Themes Dance films, Films about education, Films about music and musicians, Musical films, Gangster films
Actors Maxwell Caulfield, Michelle Pfeiffer, Adrian Zmed, Lorna Luft, Maureen Teefy, Pamela Adlon
Roles Mr. Stuart
Rating44% 2.205812.205812.205812.205812.20581
It is 1961, two years after the original Grease film. The first day of school has arrived and the T-Birds and the Pink Ladies dance and sing as they enter the school ("Back to School Again"). The Pink Ladies are now led by Stephanie Zinone (Michelle Pfeiffer), who feels she has "outgrown" her relationship with the arrogant and rather immature leader of the T-Birds, Johnny Nogerelli (Adrian Zmed).
Directed by Alfred Sole
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Horror
Actors Eileen Brennan, Phil Hartman, Judge Reinhold, Carol Kane, Paul Reubens, Candice Azzara
Roles Blue Grange
Rating53% 2.6522152.6522152.6522152.6522152.652215
Somebody is killing cheerleaders at a camp, and a Royal Canadian Mountie named Cooper tries to solve the case.
Polyester (1981)
, 1h30
Directed by John Waters
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Comedy-drama
Themes Films about families, Pregnancy films, Films about sexuality, Serial killer films
Actors Divine, Tab Hunter, Edith Massey, Mink Stole, Susan Lowe, Cookie Mueller
Roles Todd Tomorrow
Rating70% 3.547663.547663.547663.547663.54766
The life of fat housewife Francine Fishpaw (Divine) is crumbling around her in her middle-class suburban Baltimore home. Her husband, Elmer (David Samson), is a polyester-clad lout who owns an X-rated theater, causing anti-pornography protesters to picket the Fishpaws' house. She also states that "all the neighborhood women spit at me" whenever she is at the shopping mall. Francine's children are Lu-Lu (Mary Garlington), her spoiled, slutty daughter, and Dexter (Ken King), her delinquent, glue-sniffing son who derives illicit pleasure from stomping on women's feet. Also adding to Francine's troubles is her snobby, class-conscious, cocaine-snorting mother, La Rue (Joni Ruth White), who robs Francine blind and only cares about her "valuable shopping time.
Won Ton Ton: The Dog Who Saved Hollywood, 1h32
Directed by Michael Winner
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Themes Films about animals, Films about dogs, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Madeline Kahn, Bruce Dern, Rintintin (acteur canin), Teri Garr, Art Carney, Phil Silvers
Roles David Hamilton
Rating48% 2.4111852.4111852.4111852.4111852.411185
En 1924, Estie Del Ruth se rend à Hollywood dans l'espoir de devenir une grande actrice. Sur son chemin, elle rencontre un chien du nom de Won Ton Ton (Rintintin) qui se met à la suivre. Une fois à destination, Won Ton Ton séduit tout le monde et devient une star à la place d'Estie.
Timber Tramps, 1h28
Directed by Tay Garnett
Origin USA
Genres Adventure
Actors Claude Akins, Leon Ames, Eve Brent, Joseph Cotten, Tab Hunter, Cesar Romero
Roles Big Swede
Rating56% 2.834192.834192.834192.834192.83419
Sweet Kill
Sweet Kill (1972)
, 1h25
Directed by Curtis Hanson
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Horror
Themes Serial killer films
Actors Tab Hunter, John Aprea, Isabel Jewell, Angus Scrimm
Roles Eddie Collins
Rating49% 2.470662.470662.470662.470662.47066
Eddie Collins finds that he is unable to perform sexually with women because of some earlier repressed memories of his mother. After accidentally killing a woman while trying to sleep with her, he finds that he is able to get aroused by the dead body. This leads him into a chain of luring women into bed in order to kill them for sexual gratification.