Dec. 10th, 1944
Los Angeles, California, USA
Tisha Sterling's Main TV Roles
Main Movie Roles1999 - Breakfast of Champions
1976 - The Killer Inside Me
1968 - Coogan's Bluff
1965 - Village of the Giants
Guest TV Roles
Madame Trish Marcu
Laura Jean Pollard
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- Was to co-star with 'Margaret Leighton' (qv) in the Broadway play "The Chinese Prime Minister" in 1964, but was fired during the tryouts for being too young to play a sexy nymphet.
- Daughter of actors 'Ann Sothern' (qv) and 'Robert Sterling (I)' (qv)
- In the film _The Whales of August (1987)_ (qv), Tisha played the same character as her mother, 'Ann Sothern' (qv), in flashbacks as a younger woman--named Tisha.
- At 19, she and 'Danny Lockin' (qv), who later played Barnaby in the film version of _Hello, Dolly! (1969)_ (qv), screen-tested for the part of Liesl and Rolf in the movie blockbuster _The Sound of Music (1965)_ (qv), eventually losing out to 'Charmian Carr' (qv) and 'Daniel Truhitte' (qv).
- Her aunt was singer/songwriter 'Bonnie Lake (I)' (qv), who wrote such standards as "Sandman," "I've Got Your Number," and "Gracias.".
- Actor 'Richard Egan (I)' (qv) was her godfather.
- Later became a florist and designer in the Sun Valley, Idaho, area, and today only infrequently appears in films. Has one daughter, Heidi Bates Hogan.
- Debuted on the cover of Seventeen magazine with 'Troy Donahue' (qv) in June 1962, then soloed for the May 1963 issue.
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