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Hunter, Tab (orig. Arthur Gelien)

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Born: 1931 AD
Currently alive, at 83 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Actors, Singer

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1931 – He was born Arthur Andrew Kelm on the 11th day of July this year in New York.

 

1957 – He had a hit record with a cover of the Sonny James song, "Young Love," which was #1 for Hunter for over a month. Hunter's success led Warner Bros. to form Warner Bros. Records.

 

1958 – He was best known for his starring role in the musical movie, Damn Yankees.

 

1960 – He had his own TV show which is “The Tab Hunter Show”, he was also one of the finalists for the lead in the movie version of West Side Story, but did not get the part, because the producers felt he was "too old" at 29.  He was also arrested by Glendale, California police for beating his dog.

 

1981 – He settled in the south of France, where he acted in "spaghetti westerns". His career was revived in this year, when he starred opposite transvestite actor Divine in John Waters' Polyester.

 

1985 – He was also starred in Paul Bartel's Lust in the Dust.

 

1992 – He is particularly remembered by later audiences as Mr. Stewart, the substitute teacher in "Grease 2," when he sang "Reproduction." He also wrote and starred in Dark Horse this year.

 

2006 – He lives in Montecito, California, near Santa Barbara with his partner of 23 years, film producer Allan Glaser. He has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at at 6320 Hollywood Blvd.
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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