Let me start off by saying I’ve been a Robin Williams fan for as long as I can remember. My brother and I grew up on his movies, as my parents did on Mork and Mindy. Just this past Christmas, in memory of Paul Walker, we watched Noel. My best friend was also there. Robin’s part as a Guardian Angel…
Sorry I haven’t been posting much, this year has been crazy busy for me. I didn’t have time to post this yesterday but knew I had to post something. Sharon Tate has had quite the impact on my life, so I made sure I posted something sometime this weekend to commemorate her life. When I was in Grade Eleven, I stumbled upon Sharon’s story by accident. I was web surfing, not sure what on, and came upon Sharon on Wikipedia. Of course everyone has heard about the Manson Family, but not many knew the face of the victims. When I seen Sharon’s picture, I’d realized I’d never seen someone so beautiful in my life. I was memorized by her beauty. A picture I’d chosen in this collage was the first one I’d ever seen. I took a peak at Debra’s web page, not interested in the murders, but more interested in her life. I was in awe of her compassion for others. She had such a sweet soul and that’s what I wish to be remembered about her. I’m glad Debra’s book has instilled some interest in people, it will give them a chance to know what an amazing person the victim was. Sharon has helped me through a lot of rough times and I could never be more grateful for that. Without hearing her story and having this blog there for me, I’m not sure if I’d be the person I am today.
Quote is from Roman Polanski.
Forgot to post yesterday, but still remembered the victims.
Remembering all the victims today.
R.I.P. Sharon Marie Tate. January 24, 1943 - August 9, 1969.
"Sharon — it was fantastic what they were attributing to her. In death, they made a monster out of her. A monster out of the sweetest, most innocent, lovable human being. She was kindness itself to everybody and everything around her — people, animals, everything. She just didn’t have a bad bone in her body. She was a unique person. It’s difficult to describe her character. She was just utterly good, the kindest human being I’ve ever met, with an extreme patience. To live with me was proof of her patience, because to be near me must be an ordeal. She never had a bad temper, she was never moody. She enjoyed being a wife. The press and the public knew of her physical beauty, but she also had a beautiful soul, and this is something that only her friends knew about."
"Dear God, she was beautiful. Sharon was more beautiful as a teenager than she was in her twenties; in Europe people would turn around on the street just to look at her."
"There was the perfection of her face, of course. And a radiance more usually found in children. There was a capacity for delight. And a directness to her comments. She was not a chatterbox. There was a kindness at the core. She somehow made her friends feel necessary, and they loved her."
"Sharon was a luminous beauty, kind, gentle and a wonderful friend to all who were privileged to know her. She brought out the best in others and was a human being of extraordinary worth. Her memory is always fresh in my mind."
"She would walk into a room, she used to wear little ballet slippers, she had this, you know, lovely blond hair and she was just…angelic."
~ Jacqueline Bisset
Sharon Tate, 1966. Photos by Orlando Suero
"I’d like to be a fairy princess—a little golden doll with gossamer wings, in a voile dress, adorned with bright, shiny things. I see that as something totally pure and beautiful". - Sharon TatePhoto by © Milton Greene, 1966.
Valley of The Dolls, 1967
Sharon Tate, 1967
"Ah, Sharon. The word ‘exquisite’ perfectly sums up this lady. Almost otherworldly, so beautiful and sensitive, a truly gentle soul. But in no way wishy-washy, she was smart and not taken in by the shallowness of the industry. Well-grounded and natural, she was very much in tune with her life and really happy when I last saw her in London in 1969. She was such an innocent, and unspoiled by her success."
— George Harrison
Sharon Tate in the 1960s.
Sharon Tate at a 1967 Beverly Hills luncheon for Valley of The Dolls
Sharon Tate & Dean Martin on the set of The Wrecking Crew.