Wednesday, January 27, 2016
Remembering Sharon Tate
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.