Sharon Tate, 16, was a student at Columbia High School in Richland when she was chosen Miss Richland during the 1959 Atomic Frontier Days, as well as Miss Autorama of 1958-59. She abdicated two weeks later when her father, Maj. Paul J. Tate, was assigned to Italy after his tour at Camp Hanford. She went on to start a promising film career, which included a leading role in Valley of the Dolls, before she was murdered by the followers of Charles Manson in 1969.
Sharon Tate, 16, was a student at Columbia High School in Richland when she was chosen Miss Richland during the 1959 Atomic Frontier Days, as well as Miss Autorama of 1958-59. She abdicated two weeks later when her father, Maj. Paul J. Tate, was assigned to Italy after his tour at Camp Hanford. She went on to start a promising film career, which included a leading role in Valley of the Dolls, before she was murdered by the followers of Charles Manson in 1969. Herald staff Tri-City Herald file
Sharon Tate, 16, was a student at Columbia High School in Richland when she was chosen Miss Richland during the 1959 Atomic Frontier Days, as well as Miss Autorama of 1958-59. She abdicated two weeks later when her father, Maj. Paul J. Tate, was assigned to Italy after his tour at Camp Hanford. She went on to start a promising film career, which included a leading role in Valley of the Dolls, before she was murdered by the followers of Charles Manson in 1969. Herald staff Tri-City Herald file

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