Sharon Tate

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Sharon Tate
Born Sharon Marie Tate
January 24, 1943(1943-01-24)
Dallas, Texas, U.S.
Died August 9, 1969(1969-08-09) (aged 26)
Benedict Canyon, Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Cause of death Murder by stabbing
Resting place Holy Cross Cemetery
Occupation Actress, model
Years active 1961–1969
Spouse Roman Polanski
(m. 1968–1969, her death)
Parents Colonel Paul James Tate
Doris Gwendolyn Willett

Sharon Tate (January 23, 1943 – August 9, 1969) was an American actress. She was married to movie director Roman Polanski.[1]

Personal life[change | change source]

Tate was born in Dallas, Texas on January 23, 1943. She was daughter of a career army officer. Her family had to move through various parts of the United States and Europe. As a child her parents placed her in a beauty contest and she won.[2]

Movies[change | change source]

She made her movie debut in Eye of the Devil in 1965.[3] Her promoter Martin Ransohoff soon made a ten-minute documentary promoting her called All Eyes on Sharon Tate.[4] She met Polanski while acting in his movie The Fearless Vampire Killers.[5] That movie was a comedy mocking Hammer Horror movies.[6] Polanski married her in 1968.[7] She was also in the comedy Don't Make Waves in 1967. In 1967, she was also in the movie Valley of the Dolls. In 1969, she was in the spy comedy The Wrecking Crew. Her last movie was an Italian slapstick comedy called 12+1.[8]

Death[change | change source]

In 1969, Tate was murdered by followers of Satanist Charles Manson in 1969.

References[change | change source]

  1. Ain-Krupa, Julia Roman Polanski: A Life in Exile ABC Clio Publishing Santa Barbara California 2010 pages 75-76
  2. Sanders, Ed The Family Thunder's Mouth Press, New York, New York 2002 page 48
  3. Fritscher, Jack; Anton Lavey Popular Witchcraft: Straight from the Witch's Mouth: Second Edition The University of Wisconsin Press Madison Wisconsin 2004 page 50
  4. Lisanti, Tom Glamour Girls of Sixties Hollywood: Seventy-Five Profiles Mcfarland and Company Inc. Jefferson, North Carolina 2008 page 207
  5. Ain-Krupa, Julia Roman Polanski: A Life in Exile ABC Clio Publishing Santa Barbara California 2010 pages 58-59
  6. Lisanti, Tom Glamour Girls of Sixties Hollywood: Seventy-Five Profiles McFarland and Company Inc. Jefferson, North Carolina 2008 page 207
  7. Ain-Krupa, Julia Roman Polanski: A Life in Exile ABC Clio Publishing Santa Barbara California 2010 pages 75-76
  8. Lisanti, Tom Glamour Girls of Sixties Hollywood: Seventy-Five Profiles McFarland and Company Inc. Jefferson, North Carolina 2008 page 207