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Tab Hunter (1931–2018)

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Tab Hunter was born Arthur Andrew Kelm in Manhattan, New York on July 11, 1931. He joined the U.S. Coast Guard at the age of 15, lying about his age to enlist. He was discharged a year later when the Coast Guard discovered he was underage. At the age of 17, he changed his name to Tab Hunter at the vis mere suggestion of his talent agent. He appeared in over 40 films including Battle Cry, The Burning Hills, The Girl He Left Behind, Damn Yankees, Polyester, and Lust in the Dust. His autobiography, Tab Hunter Confidential: The Making of a Movie Star co-written with Eddie Muller, was published in 2005. The book was adapted into the 2015 documentary Tab Hunter Confidential. He died from cardiac arrest on July 8, 2018 at the age of 86. (Bowker Author Biography) vis mindre
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Grease 2 [1982 film] (1990) — Actor — 113 eksemplarer
Polyester [1981 film] (1981) — Actor — 47 eksemplarer
Damn Yankees [1958 film] (1958) — Actor — 42 eksemplarer
The Loved One [1965 film] (1965) 16 eksemplarer
The Sea Chase [1955 film] (1955) — Actor — 13 eksemplarer
City Under the Sea [1965 film] (2001) — Actor — 12 eksemplarer
Battle Cry [1955 film] (1955) — Actor — 12 eksemplarer
Lust in the Dust [1984 film] (2001) — Actor — 12 eksemplarer
They Came to Cordura [1959 film] (1958) — Actor — 11 eksemplarer
Track of the Cat [1954 film] (1954) — Actor — 8 eksemplarer
Tab Hunter Confidential [2015 film] (2015) — Self — 8 eksemplarer
The Burning Hills [1956 film] (2015) — Actor — 6 eksemplarer
I Am Divine [2013 film] (2013) — Self — 3 eksemplarer
Hacksaw [1971 TV movie] (1971) — Actor — 3 eksemplarer
Ride the Wild Surf [1964 film] (1964) — Actor — 2 eksemplarer
Grotesque [1988 Film] (1988) — Actor — 1 eksemplar
Meet Me in St. Louis [1959] — Actor — 1 eksemplar
Island of Desire [1952 film] (2013) — Actor — 1 eksemplar
Lafayette Escadrille [1958 film] (1958) — Actor — 1 eksemplar

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this is the fascinating story of a hollywood-constructed pretty boy who had to hide his queerness from the people who held his reigns. tab hunter, himself, comes across as kind of a conservative jerk at the end, but it's really interesting to hear about his life, especially about his deep and tumultuous relationship with anthony perkins.
 
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J.Flux | 8 andre anmeldelser | Aug 13, 2022 |
Once I started this memoir I could not put it down. I was not a Tab Hunter fan because I was too young when he was very famous but reading about his life, the people he met, old Hollywood, etc., was fascinating. Now I want to see some of the movies he's talked about.
 
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phyllis2779 | 8 andre anmeldelser | Apr 14, 2017 |
A very interesting true tale of a gay actor's life in the 1950's when he had to hide his sexuality. Tab Hunter seems like a very likeable down to earth guy with a serious work ethic. This is a fun read with serious undertones, as "Tab" (born Arthur) had to live closeted, in spite of having several long running relationships. There's a glimpse of Hollywood glamour as well family difficulties with a mentally unstable single mother. This book made me want to check out some of the actor's movies and I definitely want to see the new documentary based on this book.… (mere)
 
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nonaraines | 8 andre anmeldelser | Nov 29, 2015 |

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