Hollywood actor Tab Hunter passed away aged 86

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The actor, who rose to fame in the 1950s, was known for starring in movies such as Track of the Cat, Battle Cry, and The Burning Hills. The statement appeared on the Facebook page of his 2015 documentary to confirm that the actor has died 3 days before his 87th birthday. The actor famously came out as gay in his autobiography Tab Hunter Confidential: The Making of a Movie Star (2005), but Hollywood was rumoring about it decades before. A documentary of his life – Tab Hunter Confidential – was later made in 2015, which can be watched on Netflix. It was directed by Jeffrey Schwarz, and the main character was played by the actor himself. From 1957 onwards, Hunter also embarked on a short-lived music career, releasing the hit song “Young Love,” which sold more than one million copies, and “Ninety-Nine Ways,” which reached No. 11 in the US and No. 5 in the UK. He also starred in a weekly television sitcom called The Tab Hunter Show, which ran for one season in 1960 and 1961. Hunter had serious relationships with actor Anthony Perkins and figure skater Ronnie Robertson, late settling down with film producer Allan Glaser, with whom he was together for more than 3 decades.

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