About Tina Mack

Like the Easter Bunny and Little Big Man, Tina Mack has seen many resurrections. She wrote her Academy Award acceptance speech for Best Actress at the age of five and revised it at the age of eight, but Hollywood wasn't hiring any 215-pound ingénues when she got out of UCLA drama school. So she went back to graduate school and resurrected as a drama teacher at Beverly Hills High. Then the late sixties happened. Tina turned on, dropped out, lost weight, and became a Hollywood Hills hippie queen. She fell in love with Buffalo Springfield's "Rock and Roll Woman" and started writing songs. Then she fell in love with a junkie who died and fell out of love with mean Los Angeles and its drug culture and came home to Mom in Austin, where she resurrected as a waitress by day and actress and singer by night. And she fell in love with a band called Too Smooth and started writing songs again. Then one day she looked in the mirror and saw that she was a grown-up, so she went back to graduate school at UT and resurrected as an English teacher. Then she fell in love with a band called Storyville and started writing songs again. Then her songwriter friend Uncle Walter Hyatt went down in a Valujet in the Everglades, and on the third day when she was mourning him and praying for a dedicated mission for her life, a voice in her head said, "Tina, you ought to leave the world your tunes before you die." And the dye was cast...