Full Name: Sharon Marie Tate
Date of Birth: January 24,1943 in Dallas, Texas
Date of Death: August 9, 1969 Bel Air,
Spouse: Roman Polanski Jan. 20, 1968-Aug.9, 1969(her death)
-Was originally cast in the role of "Billie Jo" on Petticoat Junction, 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.
had enormous brown eyes and a dazzling smile. At the time of her death, she was known as one of the most beautiful women in
-Murdered by the Manson family at her home in Belair CA.
-Sharon was 8 months pregnant at the time
of her death.
Sharon's early life was one of constant moving as her father served in the military. When
she lived in Italy, she was voted "Homecoming Queen" of her high school. After being an extra in a few Italian films,
Sharon headed to Hollywood where she would again start as an extra. Her first big break came when she was cast as the shapely
bank secretary, Janet Trego, in the Television Series "The Beverly Hillbillies (1963-1965)". In 1967, she would
meet her future husband, Director Roman Polanski, on the set of the English film 'The Fearless Vampire Killers or: Pardon
Me, But Your Teeth Are in My Neck'. Sharon's big role would be that same year when she was the starlet in 'Valley of the Dolls
(1967)'. With her marriage to Roman, her life became one of parties, travel, and meeting influential movie people. She would
appear as a red haired beauty in the spy spoof 'Wrecking Crew (1969)' working with Dean Martin and the equally beautiful Elke
Sommer. Sharon then took time off from films as she awaited the birth of her first child. On August 9, 1969, a pregnant Sharon
Tate and four other people where murdered by members of the "Manson family".