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Born: July 11, 1931 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: New York City, New York, USA Profession: Cast ...
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1946:
At 15, lied about his age and joined the Coast Guard (date approximate)
1950:
Made feature film debut at age 18 in Joseph Losey's "Lawless" despite no previous acting experience
1953:
First of back-to-back movies with director E A Dupont, "The Steel Lady" followed by "Return to Treasure Island" (1954)
1954:
First film with director William Wellman, "Track of the Cat"
1955:
Played wholesome soldier in Raoul Walsh's World War II pic "Battle Cry"
1955:
Supported John Wayne and Lana Turner as fresh-faced Cadet Wesser in John Farrow's "The Sea Chase"
1956:
Starred opposite Natalie Wood in two movies, "The Burning Hills" and "The Girl He Left Behind"
1958:
Acted the title role in "Hallmark Hall of Fame" production of "Hans Brinker and the Silver Skates" (NBC)
1958:
Reteamed with Wellman for "Hell Bent for Glory"
1958:
First credit as song performer, "I'm a Runaway" for "Gunman's Walk"
1958:
Delivered a memorable turn as Joe Hardy in George Abbott and Stanley Donen's Faustian tale "Damn Yankees," based on the stage musical; performed the songs "Goodbye Old Girl" and "Two Lost Souls"
1959:
Starred in CBS special "Meet Me in St Louis" with Jane Powell, Walter Pidgeon, and Myrna Loy
1959:
Played young soldier in love with Sophia Loren in Sidney Lumet's "That Kind of Woman"
1960:
Starred as swinging young bachelor Paul Morgan on NBC sitcom "The Tab Hunter Show"
1961:
Fit the part as Debbie Reynolds' fiancé in "The Pleasure of His Company," based on the Broadway play
1963:
Acted opposite Frankie Avalon in "Operation Bikini"
1964:
Fabian replaced Avalon for "Ride the Wild Surf"
1965:
Appeared in Tony Richardson's "The Loved One," based on the Evelyn Waugh novel
1972:
Provided humorous caricature for John Huston's "The Life and times of Judge Roy Bean"
1973:
Turned in topnotch performance as lonely Venice Beach psychopath in Curtis Hanson's directing debut "The Arousers"
1977:
Replaced Philip Bruns as George Shumway in "Forever Fernwood," the successor to the syndicated soap spoof "Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman"; plastic surgery was the explanation for the character's radically changed looks
1978:
Reteamed with Fabian for NBC movie "Katie: Portrait of a Centerfold"
1979:
Acted in NBC remake of 1953 film starring Dan Dailey and Anne Bancroft "The Kid From Left Field" opposite Gary Coleman in his TV movie debut
1981:
First film with Divine, John Waters' "Polyester"
1982:
Appeared in the musical sequel "Grease 2"
1983:
Reteamed with Hanson as song performer ("Young Love") for "Losin' It"
1984:
Producing debut, Paul Bartel's "Lust in the Dust"; second time acting with Divine
1989:
Last film with Divine, Michael Schroeder's "Out of the Dark"; played small bit as taxi driver
1992:
Received story credit on David Hemmings' "Dark Horse"; also acted and produced
1995:
Appeared as himself in "Wild Bill, Hollywood Maverick: The Life and Times of William A Wellman"
1997:
Interviewed for A&E biography "Sophia Loren: Actress Italian Style"
1998:
Narrated the documentary "The Best of Hollywood"
2006:
Released best-selling autobiography <i>Tab Hunter Confidential: The Making of a Movie Star</i>

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