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ALS in pencil, an affectionate letter from an 11-year old Sharon to her grandmother, full of candid expressions of her feelings. She has planted six kisses on the envelope.
Autograph Letter signed: "Love Sharon", 2 pages (front and verso), 7x8½ lined paper. Accompanied by matching envelope (6½x3½), addressed in her hand to Mrs. Grace Tate, Houston, Texas, and signed by Sharon Tate in the return address, postmarked Pasadena, Texas, August 16, 1954. Tate has made five lip prints on the back of the envelope, and added the phrases, "your old lipstick" and "Please don't let anyone read." Toned and creased. Pencil notes (unknown hand) on face. Adhesive residue. Right edge ragged from opening.
To "Dear Nannie", In full (with spelling errors included, but without the exclamation marks she has inserted after many words in mid-sentence): "I wish you were here again I had so much fun! When I'm around you! And I never want to leave you! Nannie when I phoned you Sunday I was crying because you were gon and I cryed the rest of the night because I lov you so much! Nannie I will make you the prettiest julery box with the biggest yellow roses on it! Nannie when you come from Uncle Johns I would like for you to come out here again. Nannie I Love you better than anyone in the hole World. Love without end! (over) Please write back. Kissis [3 rows of X's follow.] And many more. I love you." Two vertical 2 horizontal fold creases. Lightly toned and creased. Letter and signature in pencil light but legible. Otherwise fine condition, Sharon Tate (1943-1969), a beauty pageant winner and model, appeared on TV before winning major roles in three films released in 1967: Eye of the Devil, The Fearless Vampire Killers and Valley of the Dolls. While none of these movies were critical successes, some reviewers praised Tate's potential for stardom. Tate herself had no illusions about her early acting skills, but was working hard to improve. She earned good reviews working with Dean Martin in The Wrecking Crew (1969). Another film, The Thirteen Chairs, was released posthumously. In 1968, Tate married film director Roman Polanski. On August 8, 1969, Tate - 8½ months pregnant - and four of her friends were brutally murdered at her Benedict Canyon (LA) home by members of Charles Manson's cult "family." In the months before Manson and his gang were caught, there were rampant rumors about the motives for the murder, and many Hollywood celebrities installed new security systems in their homes. When Tate's convicted assailants were nearing eligibility for parole in 1982, her mother Doris lobbied successfully to amend California's legal code to allow victim's impact statements, and was the first person to testify under the new law. As a young girl Sharon Tate, an Army brat, moved frequently and had trouble making friends. She developed a shyness which many later mistook for aloofness. In this moving letter, the lonely little girl pours out her feelings to her grandmother. Two items.

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Born: January 24, 1943 in Dallas, Texas
Died: August 9, 1969 in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, California

Film Credits
2012 Too Young to Die (Other), 2012 I Am Bruce Lee (Other), 2011 Roman Polanski: A Film Memoir (Other), 2008 Roman Polanski: Wanted and Desired (Other), 2008 Il falso bugiardo (Other), 2008 Final Days of an Icon (Other), 2008 Dateline NBC (Other), 2007 Cease to Exist (Other), 2006 The Dish on Dolls (Other), 2006 Gotta Get Off This Merry Go Round: Sex, Dolls and Showtunes (Other), 2006 Blind Faith: London Hyde Park 1969 (Other), 2003 True Crime Authors (Other), 2003 Sex at 24 Frames Per Second (Other), 2003 Easy Riders, Raging Bulls: How the Sex, Drugs and Rock 'N' Roll (Other), 2003 101 Most Shocking Moments in Entertainment (Other), 2001 The Unbeat_able Bruce Lee (Other), 2001 Backstory (Other), 1999 Hollywood Screen Tests: Take 1 (Other), 1998-1999 E! True Hollywood Story (Other), 1995-2002 Biography (Other), 1993 The Legend of the Beverly Hillbillies (Other), 1991 A Year to Remember (Other), 1990 Hollywood Heaven: Tragic Lives, Tragic Deaths (Other), 1979 Tess (in person), 1970 Ciao, Federico! (in person), 1969 Twelve Plus One (Performer), 1969 Playboy After Dark (in person), 1968 Wedding of the Doll (in person), 1968 The Wrecking Crew (Performer), 1968 The New Cinema (in person), 1968 Mia and Roman (in person), 1968 Jacqueline Susann and the Valley of the Dolls (in person), 1967 Valley of the Dolls: A World Premiere Voyage (in person), 1967 Valley of the Dolls (Performer), 1967 The Fearless Vampire Killers (Performer), 1967 Lionpower from MGM (Other), 1967 Hollywood Backstage (in person), 1967 Don't Make Waves (Performer), 1967 All Eyes on Sharon Tate (in person), 1966 The Merv Griffin Show (in person), 1966 Eye of the Devil (Performer), 1965 The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (Performer), 1964 The Americanization of Emily (Performer), 1963-1965 The Beverly Hillbillies (Performer), 1963 Mister Ed (Performer), 1963 Hollywood and the Stars (in person), 1962 Hemingway's Adventures of a Young Man (Performer), 1961 Barabbas (Performer), 1960 The Pat Boone-Chevy Showroom (in person)

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