Roman Polanski
(Movies & TV)
Charles Manson
Susan Atkins
Jay Sebring
Abigail Folger
Martin Ransohoff
(Movies & TV)
Dean Martin
(Movies & TV)

See also

Sharon Tate

Knowledge Identifier: +Sharon_Tate


Sharon Tate

American actress add

Category: Movies & TV

Born in 1943.

Countries: United States (62%), United Kingdom (13%), Italy (7%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: Roman Polanski, Charles Manson, Susan Atkins

Linked to: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Playboy, Filmways, Inc., Chicago Sun-Times




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Sharon Tate was born in 1943 add something


As she matured, people commented on her beauty; she began entering beauty pageants, winning the title of "Miss Richland, Washington" in Washington state in 1959 add something


During the 1960s she played small television roles before appearing in several films add something


She spoke of her ambition to study psychiatry, and 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 add something


The murders committed by the Manson "Family" have been described by social commentators as one of the defining moments of the 1960s add something


Martin Ransohoff - He attempted to "create" female movie stars during the 1960s; the actresses who achieved the greatest success under his tutelage were Ann-Margret, Tuesday Weld and Sharon Tate, who featured in several of his films from 1964 until her death in 1969


Phil Karlson - In the 1960s, his career went into decline, and he was reduced to working on such substandard fare as "Kid Galahad" with Elvis Presley and two Matt Helm spy films starring Dean Martin, including "The Wrecking Crew" co-starring Sharon Tate and Elke Sommer


In 1961, Tate was employed by the singer Pat Boone, and appeared with him in a television special he made in Venice add something


Richard Beymer - In 1961, Beymer began a brief relationship with Sharon Tate, who was working as an extra on his film, "Hemingway's Adventures of a Young Man"


The family returned to the United States in 1962, and Sharon moved to Los Angeles , where she contacted Richard Beymer's agent, Harold Gefsky add something


In 1963 he introduced her to Martin Ransohoff, director of Filmways, Inc., who signed her to a seven-year contract add something


In 1964, Tate made a screen test for Sam Peckinpah opposite Steve McQueen for the film "The Cincinnati Kid" add something


In 1964, she met Jay Sebring, a former sailor who had established himself as a leading hair stylist in Hollywood add something


In late 1965, Ransohoff finally gave Tate her first major role in a motion picture in the film "Eye of the Devil", co-starring David Niven, Deborah Kerr, Donald Pleasence, and David Hemmings add something


In late 1967, Tate and Polanski returned to London , and were frequent subjects of newspaper and magazine articles add something


"Mr. Ransohoff didn't want the audience to see me till I was ready", Tate was quoted in a 1967 article in "Playboy" magazine add something


A March 1967 article about Tate in "Playboy" magazine began, "This is the year that Sharon Tate happens add something


Tony Scotti - Born in Newark, New Jersey, Scotti began his career as an actor, portraying Sharon Tate's love interest, Tony Polar, in the 1967 film, "Valley of the Dolls"


The Fearless Vampire Killers - "'The Fearless Vampire Killers, or Pardon Me, But Your Teeth Are in My Neck"' is a 1967 comedy horror film directed by Roman Polanski, written by Gérard Brach and Polanski, produced by Gene Gutowski and co-starring Polanski with future wife Sharon Tate


In the summer of 1968, Tate began her next film, "The Wrecking Crew" , a comedy in which she played Freya Carlson, an accident-prone spy, who was a romantic interest for star Dean Martin, playing Matt Helm add something


Married to film director Roman Polanski in 1968, Sharon was eight-and-a-half months pregnant when she was murdered in her home, along with four others, by followers of Charles Manson on August 9, 1969 add something


Sharon became pregnant near the end of 1968, and on February 15, 1969 she and Polanski moved to 10050 Cielo Drive in Benedict Canyon add something


The couple moved into the Chateau Marmont Hotel in West Hollywood for a few months until they arranged to lease Patty Duke's home on Summit Ridge Drive in Beverly Hills during the latter part of 1968 add something


They were married in Chelsea, London on January 20, 1968 with considerable publicity add something


Jay Sebring - In the summer of 1968, Roman Polanski and Sharon Tate introduced Sebring to Polanski's friend Wojciech Frykowski and his girlfriend, coffee heiress Abigail Folger, who had recently moved to Los Angeles from New York

Sharon Tate died in 1969 add something


In March 1969, she traveled to Italy to begin filming, while Polanski went to London to work on "The Day of the Dolphin" add something


She returned from London to Los Angeles , on July 20, 1969, traveling alone on the "QE2" add something


On August 8, 1969, Sharon was two weeks from giving birth add something


Joan Didion wrote, "Many people I know in Los Angeles believe that the Sixties ended abruptly on August 9, 1969, ended at the exact moment when word of the murders on Cielo Drive traveled like brushfire through the community, and in a sense this is true add something


In November 1969, while in prison in connection with a car theft, Susan Atkins boasted to an inmate that she was responsible for the murder of Sharon Tate add something


J. A. Folger - Abigail was murdered in 1969, by members of the Manson family, along with her friend, actress Sharon Tate among others


Vincent Bugliosi - As a Los Angeles County Deputy District Attorney, he successfully prosecuted Charles Manson and several other members of his "family" for the 1969 murders of Sharon Tate and six others


Valley of the Dolls (film) - It was re-released in 1969 following the murder of Sharon Tate, and again proved commercially viable


Jerzy Kosinski - Kosi?ski was friends with Roman Polanski, with whom he attended the National Film School in ?ód?, and said he narrowly missed being at Polanski and Sharon Tate's house on the night Tate was murdered by Charles Manson's followers in 1969, due to lost luggage


Abigail Folger - On July 8, 1969, Folger and Frykowski learned that Sharon Tate would be returning to the U.S. later that month


Roman Polanski - On 9 August 1969, while Polanski was working in London , his wife, Sharon Tate, and four other people were murdered at the Polanskis' residence in Los Angeles .


Terry Melcher - On August 9, 1969, the house was the site of the murders of Sharon Tate , coffee heiress Abigail Folger , hairdresser Jay Sebring, writer Wojciech Frykowski, and Steven Parent, by members of Manson's 'family'


Susan Atkins - The following night, August 10, 1969, Manson commented that the murders at the Tate residence had been too messy, and announced he'd have to take his followers out and "show them how it's done


On June 15, 1970, Manson, Atkins, Krenwinkel, and Van Houten were tried while Watson remained in Texas fighting extradition add something


Los Angeles Herald-Examiner - During the 1970 Los Angeles murder trial of Charles Manson and his followers, who were charged with the 1969 murders of actress Sharon Tate and six others, "Herald Examiner" reporter William Farr reported in an article that Manson had planned to murder Elizabeth Taylor and Frank Sinatra


Susan Atkins - From the early 1970s onward however, Atkins told Parole Boards that her original grand jury testimony was truthful and accurate as to what transpired in the Tate home


The defendants were found guilty and sentenced to death on March 29, 1971 add something


He was found guilty and sentenced to death on October 21, 1971 add something


John Cale - This era of Cale's music is perhaps best represented by his somewhat disturbing cover of Elvis Presley's iconic "Heartbreak Hotel", featured both on "Slow Dazzle" and the live album "June 1, 1974", recorded with Kevin Ayers, Nico and Eno, and by his frothing performance on "Leaving It Up To You", a savage indictment of the mass media first released on "Helen of Troy" , but quickly deleted from later editions of the record due perhaps to the song's pointed Sharon Tate reference


Susan Atkins - In his 1978 memoir, Watson declared himself responsible for all of Tate's injuries, characterizing Atkins' initial confessions as exaggeration, jail house bragging, and a bid for attention


His 1979 film "Tess" was dedicated "For Sharon", as Tate had read Thomas Hardy's "Tess of the d'Urbervilles" during her final stay with Polanski in London , and had left it for him to read with the comment that it would be a good story for them to film together add something


In the early 1980s, Stephen Kay, who had worked for the prosecution in the trial, became alarmed that Manson Family member Leslie Van Houten had gathered 900 signatures on a petition for her parole add something


It resulted in amendments to the California criminal law in 1982, which allowed crime victims and their families to make victim impact statements during sentencing and at parole hearings add something


He tried to explain his anguish after the murder of his wife and unborn son in his 1984 autobiography "Roman by Polanski", saying "Since Sharon's death, and despite appearances to the contrary, my enjoyment of life has been incomplete add something


In 1992, President George Bush recognized Doris Tate as one of his "thousand points of light" for her volunteer work on behalf of victims' rights add something


Patti Tate confronted David Geffen and board members of Geffen Records in 1993 over plans to include a song written by Charles Manson on the Guns N' Roses album "The Spaghetti Incident-" add something


She contributed to the 1993 foundation of the Doris Tate Crime Victims Bureau, a non-profit organization which aims to influence crime legislation throughout the United States and to give greater rights and protection to victims of violent crime add something


In 1995, the "Doris Tate Crime Victims Foundation" was founded as a non-profit organization to promote public awareness of the judicial system and to provide support to the victims of violent crime add something


After Patti's death from breast cancer in 2000, her older sister Debra continued to represent the Tate family at parole hearings add something


Susan Atkins - During her 2000 parole hearing, Sharon Tate's sister, Debra, read a statement written by their father, Paul, which said in part, "Thirty one years ago I sat in a courtroom with a jury and watched with others


Roman Polanski - King, Greg, Sharon Tate and The Manson Murders, Barricade Books, New York, 2000.


In July 2005, Polanski successfully sued "Vanity Fair" magazine for libel after it stated that he had tried to seduce a woman on his way to Tate's funeral add something


Atkins died in prison on September 24, 2009 add something


In 2012, the book "Restless Souls" was published; written by Sharon's niece Brie Tate and by Alisa Statman , it contains parts of unfinished autobiographies by Paul, Doris, and Patti Tate add something


On June 10, 2014, a coffee table book by Debra Tate, called "Sharon Tate: Recollection", was released add something


Tate was portrayed by actress Katie Cassidy in the 2016 horror film "Wolves at the Door", loosely based on the Manson Family's murders add something


In 2018, film director Daniel Farrands was confirmed to be working on an adaptation titled "The Haunting of Sharon Tate", with Hilary Duff playing the titular character add something


Christopher Jones (actor) - In July 2018, actress Olivia Hussey claimed that she was raped by Jones in the guest house belonging to Roman Polanski and his deceased wife Sharon Tate weeks after Tate was murdered by the followers of Charles_Manson; Hussey claimed that she had dated Jones in the late 1960s but ended the relationship because he was physically abusive toward her


Margot Robbie will portray Tate in the 2019 film "Once Upon a Time in Hollywood" directed by Quentin Tarantino, which will be based on the Manson murders add something


The film is set for release on July 26, 2019 add something