Tab Hunter Biography

Birthday: 1931-07-11
Place of Birth: New York City, New York USA
Height: 6' (1.83 m)
Wiki Biography: He enlisted in the Coast Guard at age 15 (he lied about his age) and, at 18 made his film debut in The Lawless (1950). He had no previous acting experience. Though his acting was stiff and unimaginative, 1950s teenagers adored his blond, boy-next-door appearance and physique. His best-known early film was Battle Cry (1955). The role most remembered today is the part of Joe Hardy in Damn Yankees! (1958). In 1960-1 he had his own TV series "The Tab Hunter Show" (1960), and he appeared regularly as George Shumway in TV's "Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman" (1976). He co-starred three times with female impersonator Divine: Polyester (1981), Out of the Dark (1988), and Lust in the Dust (1985). He wrote the story for his most recent (his 32nd) movie Dark Horse (1992/I), directed by David Hemmings.

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TV Title Appeared As Year Genre
The Tab Hunter Show Paul Morgan 1960 Comedy
Forever Fernwood George Schumway (post-plastic surgery) 1977 Comedy
Movies Title Appeared As Year Genre
Track of the Cat 1954 0, 0
Battle Cry 1955 0, Biography
The Sea Chase 1955 0, Romance
The Girl He Left Behind 1957 Comedy, Drama
They Came to Cordura 1959 0, Romance, 0, Fantasy
Damn Yankees Joe Hardy 1959 Comedy, Musical, Sport
That Kind of Woman 1960 Drama, Comedy, Romance
The Pleasure of His Company 1961 Comedy
Operation Bikini 1963 Drama
Birds Do It 1966
Polyester 1981 Comedy
Grease 2 Mr. Stuart 1982 Biography, 0, 0, 0
Lust in the Dust 1985 0, 0
Cameron's Closet Owen Lansing 1989 Horror
Dark Horse Perkins 1992 Drama