I found the segment of Too Young To Die online and thought I’d post it here for the weekend. The show talked about Sharon’s life with such friends as Gene Gutowski who was a part of the inner circle of Sharon and Roman’s friends. I have to say that I love Gene. Of all their friends Gene has been the most loving when talking about Sharon and Roman’s love and life. The only two downsides of this documentary is Elke Sommer, Sharon’s THE WRECKING CREW co-star and Sharon’s sister, Debra. Elke Sommer’s husband for those who either don’t know, was Joe Hyams. In his autobiography Roman talks of how utterly disappointed he was with Hyams who was a columnist and biographer who wrote a series of disparaging articles on Sharon, Jay, Voytek and Abigail after the murders using such titles as “Why Sharon Tate Had To Die” then chronicled a series of lies that went so far as to blame the victims for their deaths. Roman was not too happy with him, needless to say. I’m not sure why the film company of FilmRise asked her for commentary since she clearly wasn’t a friend of Sharon’s, only a co-star. The next is of course Debra Tate who again likes to lie as to how she met Roman. She claims here that she was the “first” to meet him, however, in the book Restless Souls: The Sharon Tate Family’s Account of Stardom, the Manson Murders, and a Crusade for Justice written by Alisa Statman and Brie Ford (Patti’s daughter), it says that Paul Tate was the first to meet Roman, and didn’t think much of him. If anyone has the correct information, all I have is the epub version of the book and can’t find the relevant passage, please feel free to post a comment with the correction, or if I find it all edit with the relevant section. But Debra once again spins a tale that I don’t know if it’s part wish fulfillment, or a flimsy memory. Who can tell with her anymore.