Sharon Tate: Recollection. Book Review by Laura Grande. …the most effective comment comes from actor Dave Draper, her costar in the 1967 beach flick, Don’t Make Waves: “Not many people got to know Sharon Tate very well. The dear child, the beautiful woman, lived only 26 years. I met her during one of those precious years when life was brimming with promise and flooded with sunshine. We passed in the night like lost friends. I miss her today.” (p. 104-5).