When we enter this world, we are born into an ongoing process. There are set rules and norms and we are just mere characters on the stage doing what we are told to do! We do not come to this world with a dream or an aim but as we grow up, we get passionate about a certain career or interest and we pursue it later in life! Tab Hunter is one of those people, who grew up watching Hollywood movies and became a huge success in the industry.
Tab Hunter is a famous American author, actor, and pop singer, who is best-known for his acting skills. Back in the 50’s and 60’s, the audience used to enjoy watching Tab on screen. The evergreen actor dedicated most of his life towards Hollywood and there is so much more that you would like to know about him. Let us find out more about Tab Hunter, his early life, career, achievements and net worth as of 2019.
Tab Hunter was born as, ‘Arthur Andrew Kelm’ in the year 1931 on 11th July. Hunter was born in New York City but his early life was not as pleasant! Hunter’s father was highly abusive and his parents got divorced early. Arthur stayed with his mother and grew up in California. The mother, Arthur, and his siblings lived with the maternal grandparents.
At the age of 15, Arthur joined the U.S. Coast Guard. You must be wondering as to how he joined the service at that age! Well, Arthur lied about his age to get enlisted in the Coast Guard service. People used to call him, ‘Hollywood’ because Arthur used to watch movies all day long! Looks like god was trying to tell him that he needs to be somewhere else! As Arthur lied about his age, he was discarded from the service and soon after, he met Dick Clayton. Dick suggested Arthur that he should become an actor!
Dick Clayton introduced Arthur aka Tab to Henry Wilson and that’s where his journey began! Wilson gave Arthur a new name, ‘Tab Hunter’. Hunter did not bag a big banner movie in the beginning. He got a minor role in a movie named, ‘The Lawless’. After seeing Tab’s work, the industry was impressed and he got the lead role in the next movie which was named, ‘Island of Desire’.
Tab is known for popular movies like Return to Treasure Island, Man with Two Faces, Polyester, Wild Bill and The Steel Lady. Hunter even released his autobiography named, ‘Tab Hunter Confidential’ which became a huge hit. It was co-written by Eddie Muller. It became such a big hit that it was the New York Bestseller.
In the year 1957, Hunter had a hit record named, ‘Young Love’. It reached the Billboard Hot 100 chart! Tab Hunter is a popular actor, singer and author and he did all the jobs fairly well!
Awards & Achievements
Tab Hunter received the Lifetime Achievement Award at California Independent Film festival. He was also nominated at the Laurel Awards but did not win it! Does that disappoint him? We do not think so! Tab Hunter had a flourishing career back then and his songs reached the Billboard. His book was a best-seller and the movies were greatest hits. What else would an actor want?
Net Worth of Tab Hunter
You must be eagerly waiting to know Tab Hunter’s net worth! Let us check out as to how much Tab earned and how he really did it!
Tab Hunter has a net worth of $12 million and he earned this through his successful career as an actor, author and pop singer. The actor has earned the money through his sheer hard work as an actor and his autobiography was a big hit! Would we see more of Tab Hunter in future? Well, if we get lucky then Tab would be seen on the big screen soon enough!