Sharon (Tate) Polanski

Sharon Marie (Tate) Polanski (1943 - 1969)

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Sharon Marie Polanski formerly Tate
Born in Dallas, Dallas, Texas, United Statesmap
Ancestors ancestors
Sister of and [private sister (1950s - unknown)]
Wife of [private husband (1930s - unknown)]
[children unknown]
Died in Benedict Canyon, Los Angeles, California, United Statesmap
Profile last modified | Created 10 Aug 2014 | Last significant change: 21 Nov 2018
15:48: Nicolas LaPointe edited the Biography for Sharon (Tate) Polanski. [Thank Nicolas for this | 1 thank-you received]
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Categories: American Actors | Murder Victims | American Notables.



Sharon (Tate) Polanski is Notable.

Sharon Marie Tate, born 24 Jan 1943 in Dallas TX [1]
Daughter of Army intelligence officer Paul Tate and Doris Willett

Paul and Doris Tate.

Sharon's Siblings


Patricia Gay Tate [2], 30 Oct 1957, Death 3 Jun 2000. She became a victims' rights advocate after Sharon was murdered by the Manson Family in 1969, and attended the parole hearings of Susan Atkins and Patricia Krenwinkel in order to help prevent their release. She also represented heiress Abigail Folger at her killers' parole hearings.


Debra Ann Tate, born in 1959 and is still living at the time this was written. Edwards-13482 04:38, 7 December 2017 (EST)


Marriage and Family

Wife to Roman Polanski.

[3] (with "Valley of the Dolls" co-star Barbara Perkins as Sharon's maid of honor).

In early-1969, Sharon was overjoyed to learn she was pregnant and thought of nothing but the coming baby. She was murdered before giving birth. Her baby, a boy, was posthumously named Paul Richard Polanski by Roman - Paul for Sharon's father and Richard for Roman's father.




Sharon passed away 9 Aug 1969 in Los Angeles, CA. She is buried at Holy Cross Cemetery [4] located at 5835 W. Slauson Ave., Culver City, Los Angeles County, California, 90230 USA. Tel. Num. is 310-836-5500.
Sharon is buried along with her Mother Doris, Sister Patricia and unborn son Paul Richard Polanski.


  • Thank you to Larry Gardner for creating the profile for Sharon Tate
  • Thank you to Gwen Edwards for assisting in creating bio, researching and sourcing the profile for Sharon Tate
  • Thank you to Donna Di Giacomo for creating the bio on Find A Grave for Sharon Tate


  • Sharon Marie Tate (24 Jan 1943–9 Aug 1969), Find A Grave Memorial no. 1019, citing Holy Cross Cemetery, Culver City, Los Angeles County, California, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .
  • Sharons Memorial


  1. Texas Department Of Health, bureau of Vital Statistics. Page 2646 roll Number 19]43-0010
  2. [ Memorial of Patricia Tate
  3. England & Wales, Civil Registration Marriage Index, 1916-2005 for Sharon M Tate, Volume Number 5a, Page number 1790
  4. PLOT Saint Ann's Section, L152, 6

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Sharon Tate Image 1
Sharon Tate Image 1

Paul & Sharon Tate
Paul & Sharon Tate

Marriage Index for Sharon Tate and Roman Polanski
Marriage Index for Sharon Tate and Roman Polanski

Birth Record
Birth Record

Doris Gwendolyn Willett Tate
Doris Gwendolyn Willett Tate

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