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RIP Tab Hunter

Santa Barbara, Calif.–Tab Hunter, the chiseled 1950s heartthrob who starred in dozens of films, including “Damn Yankees,” died at Cottage Hospital here on July 8. He was 86.
MSTies will recall he played evil mastermind Stayczek in the movie in episode 614- SAN FRANCISCO INTERNATIONAL.

The Hollywood reporter has the story.

Thanks to Paul for the heads up.

8 Replies to “RIP Tab Hunter”

  1. Mr. Sack says:

    San Francisco International is my #1 episode, and Tab Hunter is definitely part of what makes it great. He really picked up the TAB for MST3K greatness! RIP.


  2. Yeti of Great Danger says:

    Although he only made one “surfing movie,” I wish the gang would riff another ’60s one besides “Catalina Caper.” Perhaps “Ride the Wild Surf.” Such fun. RIP, Mr. Hunter.


  3. Patti says:

    I’ll always have a soft spot in my heart for him in Lust in the Dust, RIP


  4. Terry the Sensitive Knight says:

    “Even the sky is brown in this movie”



  5. I think somewhat ironically, his acting skills got better once he stopped being a star.


  6. If you’ve never had the privilege, watch The Loved One.

    There are about fifty-eight high points in this brilliant movie, and Tab Hunter’s too-short bit as a tour guide at Whispering Glades (Forest Lawn) is one of them.


  7. Numanoid says:

    Now who’s going to track down vintage diet sodas for us?


  8. touches no one's life, then leaves says:

    What is he, emerging from the ground?

    “I *knew* I should’ve taken that left toin at Albuquerque!”


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