Tab Hunter, the 1950s heartthrob whose movies ranged from musicals ("Damn Yankees") to war dramas ("Battle Cry") to wild John Waters cult flicks ("Polyester"), died at home in Santa Barbara on July 8, three days short of his 87th...More
January 01, 1960 License
During his time as a Warner Bros. heartthrob, Hunter was often paired with popular actresses like Reynolds and, for publicity, expected to put on a show of dating. "It was the early 1950s; there was no discussion about being gay back...More
September 02, 1953 License
AT THE PREMIERE OF 'THE GLENN MILLER STORY,' 1953
December 10, 1971 License
IN 'THAT KIND OF WOMAN,' 1954
Three years before Loren won the Academy Award for Best Actress, Hunter wooed her on screen in this drama directed by Sidney Lumet.
January 07, 1954 License
IN 'BATTLE CRY,' 1955
Hunter beat out the likes of James Dean and Paul Newman for this war movie, which helped him become a more serious and respected actor.
January 01, 1955 License
WITH NATALIE WOOD IN 'THE GIRL HE LEFT BEHIND,' 1956...
January 01, 1956 License
YEAR, FOR 'THE BURNING HILLS'
As Hunter recalled in the documentary "Tab Hunter Confidential," he and Wood were good friends, dancing and flirting publicly at functions together while privately carrying on their own secret romances...More
January 01, 1900 License
ON 'AMERICAN BANDSTAND,' 1959
Also a recording artist, Hunter had a huge hit with 1957's "Young Love" — it spent six weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100.
April 24, 1959 License
Hunter holds a pair of stirrups, circa 1960. Horse-riding remained a passion from the actor throughout his life.
IN 'THE LIFE AND TIMES OF JUDGE ROY BEAN,' 1972
January 01, 1972 License
With Kim Basinger in a 1978 promotional photo for "Katie: Portrait of a Centerfold."
March 21, 2007 License
Posing for a portrait in 1979. In the 1980s, Hunter revived his career working in cult and B-movies.
January 01, 1979 License
On the late-night comedy show "Fridays," 1982.
January 15, 1982 License
THE CONFESSIONAL 'CONFIDENTIAL'
In 2006, Hunter signs copies of his autobiography, in which he confirmed that he was gay. His story was also the subject of a documentary of the same name.
April 18, 2006 License
WITH 'THE BOYS IN THE BAND'
In June 2008, Hunter (back row, center) visits the cast of the Broadway play — including Matt Bomer, Andrew Rannells, and Zachary Quinto, who is producing a biopic about Tab Hunter's secret affair with...More
June 05, 2018 License
With longtime love Allan Glaser, who also produced the documentary "Tab Hunter Confidential," and was with Hunter when he collapsed following a cardiac arrest tied to deep vein thrombosis. "I want people to know what a good man he...More
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