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Sharon Tate

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Actress who was simply tragically stabbed to loss of life by people of ‘s cult. She gained a Golden World nomination on her behalf function in Valley from the Dolls. She got dreams of contending in the Miss Washington beauty pageant, but her family members shifted to Italy. She debuted in the 1966 film Eyesight from the Devil, that was about the occult. She was wedded to film movie director from 1968 until her loss of life. She got a recurring function as Janet Trego for the Beverly Hillbillies with Pal Ebsen.

Quick Facts


Full Name Sharon Tate
Date Of Birth January 24, 1943
Died August 9, 1969, Benedict Canyon, Los Angeles
Place Of Birth Dallas, TX
Height 1.68 m
Profession Movie Actress
Education Vicenza American High School
Nationality American
Spouse Roman Polanski
Children Paul Richard Polanski
Parents Doris Tate, Paul Tate
Siblings Debra Tate, Patricia Tate
Nominations Golden Globe Award for Best New Star of the Year – Actress
Movies The Thirteen Chairs, The Wrecking Crew, Eye of the Devil, Valley of the Dolls, Don't Make Waves, The Fearless Vampire Killers, The Sandpiper, The Americanization of Emily, Twelve Plus One
Star Sign Aquarius

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#Fact
1Her ghost has been seen at the house of David Oman that he JUST built in 2005. Along with his friends and guest have seen or felt activity by her and tried an exorcism, but failed to relive the spirits of her and other victims from Charles Manson crime. David and the other's involved could be seen on the popular Paranormal TV show Paranormal Witness: The Manson Curse (2013). Sarah Beaudin and Sarah Jacqueline both play her in this episode.
2There is a reference to Sharon Tate in Woodstock (1970) best seen in the bluray disc version of the movie. Exactly 15 minutes into the movie a local storekeeper is being interviewed on the business the rock festival was bringing in -- behind the storekeeper's right shoulder is a newsstand of local papers including the New York Daily News, the front page headline "Sharon's Pals Balk At Probe - Cops Study New Address Book". Sharon's death had been the front page news story around the world the weekend before Woodstock.
3Her first beauty pageant win was "Miss Tiny Tot" when she was 6-months-old.
4She was sensitive to strong perfumes and toilet water but did enjoy using a scent enhanced body soap called Milk & Pearls.
5Spoke fluent Italian.
6Received "introducing" designation in the credits of two films. Internationally with Eye of the Devil (1967) and domestically in Don't Make Waves (1967), both produced by her mentor, Martin Ransohoff.
7Was friends with: Tony Curtis, Mia Farrow, John Phillips, Michelle Phillips, Barbara Parkins, Julie Christie, David Niven, Jacqueline Bisset, Gene Gutowski, Bruce Lee, Joan Collins, Patty Duke, Richard Sylbert, Jane Fonda, Dean Martin, Warren Beatty, Wende Wagner, Elke Sommer, Ingrid Pitt, Sheilah Wells, Iain Quarrier, Leslie Caron, Suzanna Leigh, Peter Sellers, Joanna Pettet, Steve McQueen, Jack Nicholson, Roddy McDowall and Cass Elliot.
8On "E!'s Most Shocking Hollywood Murders", her murder was ranked #1.
9Her friend Christopher Jones was emotionally devastated by her August 9th, 1969 murder by the acolytes of Charles Manson. Jones suffered what he described as a "nervous breakdown" and abandoned his acting career.
10Was originally cast in the role of Christian Rudd in The Cincinnati Kid (1965) by producer Martin Ransohoff, who had her under contract. She was replaced with Tuesday Weld by the film's director, Norman Jewison, after Sam Peckinpah was fired several days into filming by Ransohoff. Ransohoff was dismayed by Peckinpah's desire to shoot the film in black and white and to feature Tate in a nude scene.
11The Barbie Doll "Malibu Barbie" was created based on Sharon Tate's character in Don't Make Waves (1967).
12A January 25, 1965, brief in Daily Variety announced that she would play the lead, on loan from Filmways, in producer Sy Weintraub's Tarzan and the Valley of Gold (1966). The role eventually went to Nancy Kovack.
13Was originally cast in the role of "Billie Jo" on Petticoat Junction (1963), but she walked away from the show on advice from her manager (Martin Ransohoff). He didn't feel it was a good launching pad for her career.
14Her character, 'Freya Carlson', in The Wrecking Crew (1968) was the inspiration for 'Felicity Shagwell' in Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me (1999).
15Last book she read was Thomas Hardy's "Tess of the d'Urbervilles" which she convinced Roman Polanski would make a great film one day. Polanski's film Tess (1979) is dedicated simply "For Sharon".
16Sharon became close friends with her Valley of the Dolls (1967) costars, Patty Duke and Barbara Parkins. Parkins later served as Sharon's Maid of Honor when she married Roman Polanski in 1968.
17Auditioned for the role of Liesl in The Sound of Music (1965) that went to Charmian Carr.
18Was a distant cousin of Bo Brinkman, Dakota Brinkman, Dennis Quaid, and Randy Quaid.
19When the house was demolished in 1994, Trent Reznor having used the house to record his 8th Halo album 'The Downward Spiral (1994)' alledgedly took the 'Pig' door and used it for his studio in Louisiana.
20Lived in Pasadena, Texas from 1948 to 1955 and attended St. Pius V Catholic School and South Shaver Elementary School.
21In 1959 she was the winner of 5 different beauty pageants: Miss Frontier Days, Miss Richland, Miss Tri-Cities, Miss Water Follies, and Miss Auto-Rama.
22Born at 5:47 pm-CST on a Sunday.
23She was engaged to celebrity hairstylist Jay Sebring from 1966-1967. She broke off the engagement to marry Roman Polanski, but they remained good friends. Sebring was a house guest on the night that four of Charles Manson's minions broke into the house, and murdered Sharon, Jay, Abigail "Gibby" Folger, Voytek Frykowski, and Steven Parent. Susan Atkins used a towel to write 'Pig' on the front door in Sharon's blood before throwing it on Jay's head and fleeing the house with her accomplices.
24Spent her junior year of high school in three different schools: Columbia High School in Richland, Washington, from September to late fall 1959; Irvin High School in El Paso, Texas, from late fall 1959 to April 1960; and Vicenza American High School in Vicenza, Italy, from April to June 1960. She graduated from Vicenza American High School in 1961.
25Her favorite lip makeup was vaseline. She kept little jars of it in her car.
26Her parents' names are Paul James Tate and Doris Gwendolyn Willett. They were married on January 25, 1942. Her mother was born on January 19, 1924 and died on July 10, 1992.
27Was very close to her younger sisters Debra Tate, born November 6, 1952, and Patricia Tate, born October 30, 1957, and died June 3, 2000.
28When, in 2003, E! Entertainment Television ranked the 101 Most Shocking Moments in Entertainment (2003), the murder of Sharon Tate was listed at number nine.
29Lived in Richland, Washington from the 1955 to the fall of 1959 and attended Chief Joseph Junior High School (now Chief Joseph Middle School) from September of 1955 to June of 1958, and Columbia High School (now Richland High School) from September of 1958 to October of 1959.
30Was crowned Sophomore Princess at Columbia High School in 1958.
31Sharon Tate's unborn baby boy (who died with her) was to be named Paul Richard Polanski.
32The house at 10050 Cielo Drive, rented by Tate and Roman Polanski at the time of the murders, was demolished in 1994. An Italian-style mansion has been erected in its place and the street address has been changed. The new mansion was originally priced at $12.5 million in an attempt to cash in on the locations notoriety but no sale was made. Recently, the price was reduced to $7.7 million but the house still remains vacant.
33In high school, she was a cheerleader, baton twirler, star basketball player, and played Juliet in the school production of "Romeo and Juliet." She was also voted Homecoming Queen and Senior Prom Queen. She was also on Student Council.
34Drove a 1967 red Ferrari with tags # VMP659.
35Buried at Holy Cross Cemetery in Culver City, California.
36Had enormous brown eyes and a dazzling smile. At the time of her death, she was known as one of the most beautiful women in Hollywood.


Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
12 + 11969Pat
The Wrecking Crew1968Freya Carlson
Valley of the Dolls1967Jennifer North
Don't Make Waves1967Malibu
Eye of the Devil1967Odile de Caray
Dance of the Vampires1967Sarah Shagal
The Beverly Hillbillies1963-1965TV SeriesJanet Trego / Young Woman - Party Guest / Mary
The Man from U.N.C.L.E.1965TV SeriesTherapist
The Americanization of Emily1964Beautiful Girl (uncredited)
Mister Ed1963TV SeriesTelephone Operator / Girl
Hemingway's Adventures of a Young Man1962Burlesque Queen (uncredited)
Barabbas1961Patrician in Arena (uncredited)

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Beverly Hillbillies1963TV Series performer - 1 episode

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Dieter & Andreas1989Short grateful acknowledgment
Tess1979dedicatee - as Sharon

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Ciao, Federico!1970DocumentaryHerself (uncredited)
Playboy After Dark1969TV SeriesHerself
Jacqueline Susann and the Valley of the Dolls1968TV Short documentaryHerself
Wedding of the Doll1968DocumentaryHerself
Mia and Roman1968Documentary shortHerself
The New Cinema1968TV Movie documentaryHerself
All Eyes on Sharon Tate1967Documentary shortHerself - Interviewee
Valley of the Dolls: A World Premiere Voyage1967TV MovieHerself
Hollywood Backstage1967TV SeriesHerself
The Merv Griffin Show1966TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Hollywood and the Stars1963TV SeriesGirl in the Mirror / Herself
The Pat Boone-Chevy Showroom1960TV SeriesHerself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Final Days of an Icon2008TV MovieHerself
Roman Polanski: Wanted and Desired2008DocumentaryHerself / Sarah Shagal
Cease to Exist2007DocumentaryHerself
Blind Faith: London Hyde Park 19692006VideoHerself
The 60s: The Beatles Decade2006TV Series documentaryHerself
Gotta Get Off This Merry Go Round: Sex, Dolls and Showtunes2006Video documentaryHerself / Jennifer North
The Dish on Dolls2006Video shortJennifer North
Sex at 24 Frames Per Second2003Video documentaryJennifer North in "Valley of the Dolls"
101 Most Shocking Moments in Entertainment2003TV Movie documentaryHerself
Easy Riders, Raging Bulls: How the Sex, Drugs and Rock 'N' Roll Generation Saved Hollywood2003Documentary
True Crime Authors2003TV Mini-Series documentaryHerself
Biography1995-2002TV Series documentaryHerself
The Unbeatable Bruce Lee2001Video documentaryHerself
Backstory2001TV Series documentaryHerself
Hollywood Screen Tests: Take 11999TV Movie documentaryHerself (uncredited)
E! True Hollywood Story1998-1999TV Series documentaryHerself
The Legend of the Beverly Hillbillies1993TV Special documentaryJanet Trego
A Year to Remember1991TV Series documentaryHerself
Hollywood Heaven: Tragic Lives, Tragic Deaths1990Video documentaryHerself
Lionpower from MGM1967ShortSarah Shagal (uncredited)
Rainbow's Edge2015Documentary shortHerself
Roman by Polanski2015DocumentaryHerself
Steve McQueen: The Man & Le Mans2015DocumentaryHerself
In Memoriam: Sharon Marie Tate2014ShortHerself
Too Young to Die2012TV Series documentaryHerself
I Am Bruce Lee2012TV Movie documentaryHerself
Roman Polanski: A Film Memoir2011DocumentaryHerself
Un jour, un destin2010TV Series documentaryHerself
Dateline NBC2008TV Series documentaryHerself
Il falso bugiardo2008Herself

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1968Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USAMost Promising Newcomer - FemaleValley of the Dolls (1967)
1968Golden LaurelLaurel AwardsFemale New Face4th place.

TitleSalary
12 + 1 (1969)150,000 USD
The Wrecking Crew (1968)$125,000
Don't Make Waves (1967)$750 per week

#Quote
1I honestly don't understand the big fuss made over nudity and sex in films. It's silly. On T.V., the children can watch people murdering each other, which is a very unnatural thing, but they can't watch two people in the very natural process of making love. Now, really, that doesn't make any sense, does it?
2[on her husband, Roman Polanski]: Roman is such a beautiful, mad human being. Sometimes things are difficult, sometimes good. But it makes life twice as interesting.
3I'm one of those mad, irrational characters who simply loves men. I love them because they're men. Women, ...I don't like to compete against them or play games. It's a waste of time.
4I'm very unpredictable. Very, very impulsive. Extremely. Absolutely! Sometimes I don't know what I want to do from one day to the next. I can't enjoy anything premeditated; I just do it as I feel it. But whatever I do is motivated by honesty.
5Everything that's realistic has some sort of ugliness in it. Even a flower is ugly when it wilts, a bird when it seeks its prey, the ocean when it becomes violent.
6My definition of love is being full. Complete. It makes everything lighter. Beauty is something you see. Love is something you feel.
7Sexiness is all in the eye of the beholder. I think it should be. Absolutely. My sex appeal, whatever it might be, isn't obvious . . . at least to me.
8My whole life has been decided by fate. I've never planned anything that's happened to me.

#Trademark
1Large, distinctive brown eyes
2Soft, lilting voice

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