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Tab Hunter


Born - 11 July 1931, New York City, USA
Died - 8 July 2018

A major Hollywood pin-up of the 1950s, fair-haired Hunter had surfer-boy handsomeness and an enviable physique, enough to encourage Warner Brothers to sign him up for the most fruitful years of his career. Born Arthur Kelm, his parents soon divorced and he was re-Christened Gelien after his mother. He made a film debut at 19 in Joseph Losey's The Lawless (1950), but the bulk of his career began two years later: Saturday Island (1952), Treasure of Kalifa (1952), Gun Belt (1953), Track of the Cat (1954), The Sea Chase (1955), Battle Cry (1955), The Burning Hills (1956), The Girl He Left Behind (1956), Hell Bent for Glory (1957), Gunman's Walk (1958), Damn Yankees/What Lola Wants (1958), They Came to Cordura (1959), That Kind of Woman (1959), The Pleasure of His Company (1961), The Golden Arrow (1962), Ride the Wild Surf (1964), City Under the Sea/War Gods of the Deep (1965), Birds Do It (1966), Hostile Guns (1967), The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean (1972), Timber Tramp (1973), Won Ton Ton, the Dog Who Saved Hollywood (1975), Polyester (1981), Grease 2 (1982), Lust in the Dust (1985), Out of the Dark (1988), Dark Horse (1992), Wild Bill: Hollywood Maverick (1995) and, much later, Broadway: Beyond the Golden Age (2018), the last of his many features. He also had a number 1 record hit with Young Love, First Love. The longtime companion of producer Allan Glaser, who survives him, he died from a blood clot a few days before his 87th birthday.