Tuesday, July 08, 2008

Tab Hunter

Tab Hunter became a famous film star in 1955 when he appeared in Battle Cry, playing a Marine in a love triangle.

In 1955, Confidential, a Hollywood magazine, had an article about the arrest of Hunter, by the Los Angeles vice squad, at a gay "pajama party" in 1950.

Hunter dated various actresses in order to improve his image.

Hunter was photographed with Debbie Reynolds, Dorothy Malone and Natalie Wood. Meanwhile, Hunter was having a secret affair with actor Anthony Perkins.

Hunter became a teen idol by recording the pop tune "Young Love", which topped the charts for some time in 1957.

Hunter appeared in Damn Yankees, Lafayette Escadrille, That Kind of Woman, Lust in the Dust, Polyester and Dark Horse.

On TV, he starred in the Tab Hunter Show (1960-1961).

In 2005, Hunter published Tab Hunter Confidential: The Making of a Movie Star. In this book, Hunter revealed his relationship with Anthony Perkins. He also revealed that he and Allan Glaser had been life partners as well as business associates for many years.

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