Recently through my second job, I was given an assignment about Hilary Duff. After researching a few keywords I had to include on her, I learned about Sharon Tate. Just by reading the name I had no clue who she was/is. But then it hit me I’d seen her mentioned in a news article. I began to do some more digging.
Fourty-nine years ago, Sharon Tate was murdered by a Charles Manson follower. Still not ringing any bells? Keep reading further!
Sharon Marie Tate was a 1960’s Hollywood actress. Here’s a short bio I pulled from IMDB.com;
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 (1962) (1963-1965). In 1967, she would meet her future husband, director Roman Polanski, on the set of the English film The Fearless Vampire Killers (1967). 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 The Wrecking Crew (1968) 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, Abigail Folger, Jay Sebring, Steve Parent and Voytek Frykowski were murdered by 3 of Charles Manson’s followers: Charles Watson, Susan Atkins and Patricia Krenwinkel. Today all of her killers remain in prison.
Crazy story right! I just could not help but get distracted by this story. Tate was murdered at the young age of 26, not to mention she was also pregnant. Could you imagine this?! So sad and disturbing!
So far, there doesn’t seem to be a hard release date for the movie The Haunting of Sharon Tate. But here’s a snap of the real Sharon Tate an Hilary dressed as her. Pretty spot on resemblance right?
||Update On Me: I’m actually buying a MacBook this week. So hopefully I can pick up my writing game some! Talk soon.||