Here’s one for your trivia bank: Sharon Tate was born in Dallas in 1943.
The actress, who was a victim of the Manson Family murders and is portrayed in Quentin Tarantino’s “Once Upon A Time in Hollywood,” wasn’t raised here. Her dad was in the U.S. Army, and she attended high school in Washington state, El Paso and Vicenza, Italy. But she did win the “Miss Tiny Tot of Dallas Pageant” at 6 months old.
The Texas Theatre is playing up Tate’s connection since the Tarantino movie’s release. It made $41 million in its first weekend despite its length and old-fashioned marketing.
The theater released this limited-edition T-shirt.
And on Saturday, Aug. 3, they’re showing “The Wrecking Crew,” the “James Bond knock0ff” starring Tate and Dean Martin, with choreography by Bruce Lee (pictured at top). That film debuted at the Texas Theatre in April 1969.
“The film has since been mostly forgotten and is way out of print,” says a Facebook post from the theater.
“Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” shows at the theater through Aug. 8.