Monday, July 11, 2011

50's Hearthrob and Gay Icon Tab Hunter turns 80 Years Old Today

Back in the 1950's Tab Hunter melted the hearts of millions of teenage girls -- and guys who look guys -- around the world. Tab was the prototypical blond haired blue eyed hunk who always got the girl in the bikini. The truth is he was playing around with boys at the time, something that was widely known in Hollywood, but actually did not damage his career.  He never matured into a serious character actor like Rock Hudson, his contemporary (older by six years)  did, but morphed his film image into a parody of himself, and continued to get film roles through the 1980's.

When Tab took his shirt off ladies would swoon; although by today's standards he certainly does not look that buff and hunky. Still, he does qualify as cute and fit. It was easier to be a hearthrob back then!
Tab acknowledged his homosexuality in 2005, and has been active in gay causes. I want to salute his 80th birthday today.

Richard Skipper, Carol Channing's "official" impersonator is a close friend of a close friend, who alerted me to his birthday today! Please take a look at his blog post below to celebrate Tab.

Richard Skipper Presents...: Fancy Meeting You Here: Celebrating Tab Hunter!:


  1. Thanks for this article. truly thank a lot of him. Did not realize he is 80 now. It is guys like this that promote our cause. Thank you and thanks Tab.

  2. some people call me a teenage idol people say they envy me,i guess they got no way of noing how lonesome i can goes the hunter was gorgeous in his youth..damn hot!..a truly remarkable career..and still an inspiration to me and to many im. sure...thanks tab


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