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Sharon Tate

Sharon TateAKA Sharon Marie Tate

Born: 24-Jan-1943
Birthplace: Dallas, TX
Died: 8-Aug-1969
Location of death: Beverly Hills, CA [1]
Cause of death: Murder
Remains: Buried, Holy Cross Cemetery, Culver City, CA

Gender: Female
Religion: Roman Catholic
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Actor

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Polanski's wife murdered by Manson family

Sharon was the daughter of an Army Intelligence officer. From the very beginning she was a beauty queen, winning the Tiny Tot pageant in Dallas at the age of one. More pageants followed, as well as modeling gigs. She hitchhiked to Hollywood and began a career in commercials, meeting director Roman Polanski on the set of Fearless Vampire Killers -- a film for which she received a Golden Globe nomination for "Best Newcomer." Tate and Polanski married in 1968. Sharon soon became pregnant, and they moved into 10050 Cielo Drive in Beverly Hills, formerly owned by Candice Bergen. In August, Sharon was murdered by the Manson Family, a month before the baby was due to be born. Years after her tragic murder, Polanski would make his film Tess and dedicate it to her.

[1] 10050 Cielo Drive, Beverly Hills, CA.

Father: Paul Tate (US Army intelligence officer, d. 18-May-2005 heart congestion)
Mother: Doris Willett (d. 1992 cancer)
Sister: Debra Tate (b. 1952)
Sister: Patti (b. 1957, d. 2000 breast cancer)
Roman Polanski (film director)
Boyfriend: Jay Sebring (hairdresser)

    High School: Vincenza American High School, Verona, Italy

    Died Intestate
    Autopsy by coroner Thomas T. Noguchi
    Risk Factors: Smoking

    The Beverly Hillbillies Janet Trego (irregularly, 1963-65)

    12 + 1 (7-Oct-1969)
    The Wrecking Crew (17-Jan-1969)
    Valley of the Dolls (15-Dec-1967) · Jennifer North
    Eye of the Devil (6-Dec-1967)
    The Fearless Vampire Killers (13-Nov-1967) · Sarah, the Innkeeper's Daughter
    Don't Make Waves (20-Jun-1967)

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