Tina Louise Biography
Tina Louise born Tatiana Josivovna Chernova Blacker, is an American author, singer and actress. She was born on February 11, 1934 in New York City to Betty Horn and Joseph Blacker. She was born to Jewish parents who divorced by the time she was four years of age. As a result of the divorce, Tina was raised by her mother who was a fashion model.
By the age of 17, Louise began studying acting, singing and dancing. She studied acting under Sanford Meisner at the prestigious Neighborhood Playhouse in Manhattan. During her early acting years, she was offered modeling jobs, including as a rising starlet, who along with Jayne Mansfield, was a product advocate in the 1958 Frederick’s of Hollywood catalog, and appeared on the cover of several pinup magazines such as Adam, Sir! and Modern Man.
Her acting debut came in 1952 in the Bette Davis musical revue Two’s Company, followed by roles in other Broadway productions, such as John Murray Anderson’s Almanac, The Fifth Season, and Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter? She appeared in such early live television dramas as Studio One, Producers’ Showcase, and Appointment with Adventure. In 1957, she appeared on Broadway in the hit musical Li’l Abner. Her album, It’s Time for Tina, was released that year, with songs such as “Embraceable You” and “I’m in the Mood for Love”.
Louise made her Hollywood film debut in 1958 in God’s Little Acre. The next year she starred in Day of the Outlaw, with Robert Ryan. She appeared in a 1962 episode of The Real McCoys, the Walter Brennan sitcom, and in the 1964 beach party film For Those Who Think Young, with Bob Denver, prior to the development of Gilligan’s Island.
In 1964, she left the Broadway musical Fade Out – Fade In to portray movie star Ginger Grant on the situation comedy Gilligan’s Island, after the part was turned down by Jayne Mansfield. After the series ended in 1967, Louise continued to work in film and made numerous guest appearances in various television series. She appeared in the Matt Helm spy spoof The Wrecking Crew (1969) with Dean Martin. Louise played a doomed suburban housewife in the original The Stepford Wives (1975), and both the film and her performance were well received.
Later film roles included a co-starring appearance in the Robert Altman comedy O.C. and Stiggs (1987) as well as the independently made satire Johnny Suede (1992) starring Brad Pitt. She appeared in Married… with Children as Miss Beck in episode “Kelly Bounces Back” (1990). In 2014 Louise starred in the spiritual drama, Tapestry and the horror film Late Phases.
Tina Louise Age
She was born on February 11, 1934.
Tina Louise Daughter
Louise was married to radio and TV announcer/interviewer Les Crane from 1966 to 1971, with whom she has one daughter, Caprice Crane who was born in 1970.
Tina Louise Net Worth
She has an estimated net worth of $6 million.
Tina Louise Movies
- God’s Little Acre (1958)
- The Trap (1959)
- The Hangman (1959)
- Day of the Outlaw (1959)
- L’assedio di Siracusa (1960)
- The Warrior Empress (1960)
- Garibaldi (1961)
- Armored Command (1961)
- For Those Who Think Young (1964)
- The Seventh Floor (1967)
- The Wrecking Crew (1968)
- How to Commit Marriage (1969)
- The Good Guys and the Bad Guys (1969)
- The Happy Ending (1969)
- But I Don’t Want to Get Married! (1970)
- Call to Danger (1973)
- The Stepford Wives (1975)
- Death Scream (1975)
- Look What’s Happened to Rosemary’s Baby (1976)
- Nightmare in Badham County (1976)
- SST: Death Flight (1977)
- The Kentucky Fried Movie (1977)
- Mean Dog Blues (1978)
- Friendships, Secrets and Lies (1979)
- The Day the Women Got Even (1980)
- Advice to the Lovelorn (1981)
- Dog Day (1984)
- Hell Riders (1984)
- Evils of the Night (1985)
- O.C. and Stiggs (1985)
- The Pool (1987)
- Dixie Lanes (1988)
- Johnny Suede (1991)
- Welcome to Woop Woop (1997)
- Little Pieces (2000)
- Growing Down in Brooklyn (2000)
- West from North Goes South (2004)
- Late Phases (2014)
- Tapestry (2015)
- White Lillies (2015)