Sharon Tate

Actress + Victim of Murder By Charles Manson Followers
Born Jan 24, 1943

Sharon Marie Tate was an American actress. During the 1960s she played small television roles before appearing in several films. After receiving positive reviews for her comedic performances, she was hailed as one of Hollywood's promising newcomers and was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for her performance in Valley of the Dolls (1967). She also appeared regularly in fashion magazines as a model and cover girl.… Read More

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1943 Birth Born on January 24, 1943.


1959 16 Years Old As she matured, people commented on her beauty; she began entering beauty pageants, winning the title of "Miss Richland" in Washington in 1959.
1960 17 Years Old She spoke of her ambition to study psychiatry, and also stated her intention to compete in the "Miss Washington" pageant in 1960, but before she could follow either course of action, Paul Tate was transferred to Italy, taking his family with him. … Read More
1961 18 Years Old In 1961, Tate was employed by the singer Pat Boone and appeared with him in a television special he made in Venice. … Read More
1962 19 Years Old The family returned to the United States in 1962, and Tate moved to Los Angeles, where she contacted Richard Beymer's agent, Harold Gefsky. … Read More


1963 20 Years Old In 1963, he introduced her to Martin Ransohoff, director of Filmways, Inc., who signed her to a seven-year contract. … Read More
1964 21 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1964, she met Jay Sebring, a former sailor who had established himself as a leading hair stylist in Hollywood. … Read More
1965 22 Years Old In late 1965, Ransohoff finally gave Tate her first major role in a motion picture in the film Eye of the Devil, costarring David Niven, Deborah Kerr, Donald Pleasence, and David Hemmings. … Read More
1967 24 Years Old 1 More Event
In late 1967, Tate and Polanski returned to London and were frequent subjects of newspaper and magazine articles. Tate was depicted as being untraditional and modern, and was quoted as saying couples should live together before marrying. They were married in Chelsea, London, on January 20, 1968, with considerable publicity. … Read More
On January 20, 1968 while in London, Tate married Roman Polanski, her director and costar in The Fearless Vampire Killers (1967).
In March 1969, she traveled to Italy to begin filming, while Polanski went to London to work on The Day of the Dolphin (1973). … Read More
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