"I felt that way about Sharon Tate when I first me her on "The Valley of the Dolls" set. She too, had amazing beauty - a more classical beauty than Marilyn's - perfect beauty, a faultless, exciting figure, sex appeal, and with it the same defenseless childlike quality that Marilyn had.
A gentleness that made you want to protect and take care of her. And she could act, too. Both Mark Robson, the director and I had tears in our eyes, as we watched the rushes of one of her scenes. She was a hard worker. Yes -- Sharon could have been a big star."
William Travilla - August 30, 1969