Tab Hunter was a teen heartthrob in the 1950s. Hunter appeared in more than 50 films, co-starring with such screen favorites as Natalie Wood, Sophia Loren, Lana Turner, Rita Hayworth, Gary Cooper, Robert Mitchum and John Wayne. In 1957, Hunter also had a hit recording with “Young Love.”
TAB HUNTER: "The collegiate man in tennis point shirt to which a pin has been added, holding the rep tie elegantly in place." Text & image from Hollywood & the Ivy Look. By Graham Marsh & Tony Nourmand. (minkshmink)
Hunter was born Arthur Kelm on July 11, 1931 in New York City, to Gertrude (Gelien) and Charles Kelm. His mother was a German (Catholic) immigrant, and his father was Jewish. Following his parents' divorce, Hunter grew up in California with his mother, older brother Walter, and maternal grandparents, Ida (Sonnenfleth) and John Henry Gelien. His mother changed her sons' surnames to her maiden name, Gelien.