Born 81 years ago today (July 11) was Arthur Andrew Kelm, who, like gay porn star Brad Patton (born Brian Hansen) abandoned a promising career as a figure skater and took on a glaringly fake name to become a screen star - in Arthur’s case, 1950s heartthrob Tab Hunter.
Unlike Patton, who burned brightly before retiring with his partner to Amsterdam, Tab Hunter enjoyed a multi decade career and acted with everyone from Sophia Loren (in That Kind of Woman, 1959), Fred Astaire and Debbie Reynolds (The Pleasure of His Company, 1961) to Divine, Michelle Pfieffer and Judge Reinhold during his 1980s-1990s reincarnation as a retro-trash star of films like Grease 2 and Polyester.
Reportedly, he had a long affair with Anthony Perkins, who he starred with (alongside Paul Newman) in The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean in 1972.
He also enjoyed a successful career as a singer, and is still alive and living with his partner in Montecito, California but all I want to know is: who is the strawberry blond scowler at far right in the group pic below???