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Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Remembering Sharon Tate

Nobody should meet the cruel end that Sharon Tate did at only 26. She was a victim of the Manson gang's "Helter Skelter" murder spree, being in the wrong place at the wrong time. Her birthday was January 24th.

Tate was 8 months pregnant when she was murdered. She was married to director Roman Polanski at the time.

Sharon became a major gay idol when she co-starred with Patty Duke and Barbara Parkins in the camp classic Valley of the Dolls. "Toooony! Toooony!

I adored her in The Fearless Vampire Killers or Pardon Me but Your Teeth Are in My Neck. She could obviously handle serious and comedic roles alike. And she fell in love with her director.

After his wife's death, Polanski directed the very dark and bloody (though brilliant) screen version of Macbeth to try to exorcise himself of his experience.

Sharon Tate is a true beauty gone too young, too soon. If she were alive today, I wonder what she'd look like in her early 70s. I somehow think she'd age gracefully over the years.

She made a film, 12 + 1, with Orson Wells, released shortly after her death.

RIP, Sharon Tate.


  1. Wow this was fantastic. She was so gorgeous, I saw Patty Duke at a "Valley" screening once and she said Sharon was as good as she was beautiful. I was lucky enough to get a gift of "Recollection" which is a coffe table tome done by her Sister. Amazing photos of a gorgeous person and it's nice to remember her for her talent. There is even a costume test for "Petticoat Junction" I am glad that one didn't work out as she was so fun to look at in movies.