Birthday: August 11, 1943 (Leo)
Born In: San Francisco, California, United States
Abigail Folger was an American coffee heiress and one of the five victims of the notorious “Tate murders” that took place in August 1969 in Los Angeles. Born in San Francisco, to Peter Folger, who was the chairman and the president of the ‘Folger Coffee Company,’ Abigail was a bright student in her younger years. Apart from being a good student academically, she also devoted time to arts. She graduated in art history from ‘Harvard University’ and also pursued musical theater. Following her graduation, she worked as a publicity director at the ‘University of California Art Museum.’ Around the same time, she started dating an aspiring screenwriter named Wojciech Frykowski. Abigail also did a lot of charity work and aspired to become an actor while working different jobs to make ends meet. On the evening of August 8, 1969, Abigail and Wojciech joined their friends, actor Sharon Tate and hairstylist Jay Sebring, for dinner. They all drove back to Sharon’s Cielo Drive estate. In the early hours of August 9, four members of the Charles Manson cult entered the house and killed five occupants, including Sharon Tate and Abigail, in the house. The ruthless murders made headlines across the world.
Also Known As: Abigail Anne Folger, Gibbie Folger
Died At Age: 25
father: Peter Folger
mother: Ines Pui Mejia
Born Country: United States
Height: 1.65 m
place of death: Los Angeles, California, United States
Notable Alumni: Radcliffe College
Cause of Death: Murdered
U.S. State: California
City: San Francisco, California
education: Harvard University, Radcliffe College
In August 1968, Abigail and decided to move to Los Angeles to accomplish Wojciech’s dreams of becoming a Hollywood screenwriter. They drove across the country and upon reaching Los Angeles, Abigail came in touch with a few elite Hollywood people. Through Wojciech, she got acquainted with Hollywood director Roman Polanski and his wife, actor Sharon Tate.
Over the next few months, Abigail Folger indulged in a lot of charity work along with her mother.
Upon returning, Wojciech slept on the living-room couch, while Abigail went to her bedroom and started reading a book. Sharon Tate and Jay were in another room of the house at that time.
Shortly after midnight, four members of the ‘Manson Family,’ a notorious cult, entered the house and brought all the people to the living room. Sharon was pregnant at that time. The members of the cult, Tex Watson, Linda Kasabian, Susan Atkins, and Patricia Krenwinkel, killed the five people they found at the house, Sharon Tate, Jay Sebring, Abigail Folger, Wojciech Frykowski, and Steven Parent, one by one.
Abigail Folger somehow ran out of the house but was captured by Patricia and later stabbed to death. According to the killers, Abigail, had begged them to let her go, saying, “I give up, you’ve got me” and “I’m already dead”
Following the high-profile murders, the Charles Manson cult came under national spotlight. Several documentaries based on the incident have been released since then.
Quentin Tarantino’s film, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, is based on the incident. The film features Samantha Robinson as Abigail.
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