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Shirley Temple Black, Child Star Who Became Diplomat, Dies at 85


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Carrie
- 189 days ago - reuters.com
Shirley Temple Black, who lifted America's spirits as a bright-eyed, dimpled child movie star during the Great Depression and forged a second career as a U.S. diplomat, died late on Monday evening at the age of 85.



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Past Member (0)
Tuesday February 11, 2014, 1:01 pm
what a sunny child she was!
 

Carrie B. (309)
Tuesday February 11, 2014, 1:04 pm
How many of us of a certain age remember all the joy she brought us when we were children? I still love to watch her movies ~ especially Heidi and ... just too many to count.
 

Esther Z. (101)
Tuesday February 11, 2014, 1:17 pm
My partner is a big fan of Shirley Temple. I don't how many times we've watched The Little Colonel and The Little Princess. R.I.P. Shirley.....
 

Natasha Salgado (518)
Tuesday February 11, 2014, 4:50 pm
She was adored by my grandmother. RIP Shirley Temple
 

Laurie H. (703)
Tuesday February 11, 2014, 7:19 pm
She was so very special and made us happy seeing her performances years ago. Such talent continued later in life, always giving of herself--she will be fondly remembered. I loved the movie Heidi!!~Thanks Carrie~~
 

Gloria picchetti (286)
Tuesday February 11, 2014, 9:17 pm
She was just the cutest, little girl ever.
 

Past Member (0)
Wednesday February 12, 2014, 4:18 am
RIP Shirley.
 

Kath P. (10)
Wednesday February 12, 2014, 5:33 am
I used to love watching Shirley Temple movies. They made you feel that personal strength would always overcome adversity.
 

Val R. (236)
Wednesday February 12, 2014, 9:06 am
My mother met her once- loved "Annie"
 

Nancy M. (201)
Wednesday February 12, 2014, 9:24 am
Really nice story about Shirley Temple Black. Thanks Carrie.
 

Birgit W. (144)
Wednesday February 12, 2014, 10:52 am
I just loved Shirley Temple,. RIP Shirley.
 

donald Baumgartner (4)
Wednesday February 12, 2014, 12:47 pm
RIP!!!!
 

Bea friends Kindly (22)
Wednesday February 12, 2014, 12:50 pm
Noted with a nostalgic fondness for the late Shirley Temple, yeah, Heidi was special, I read the book as a little girl and the film was a credit to it. Sleep in Peace.x.x.x.
 

Winn Adams (191)
Wednesday February 12, 2014, 1:42 pm
RIP
 

Lois Jordan (54)
Wednesday February 12, 2014, 3:27 pm
I think I watched all her movies---mostly in my childhood. She was a national treasure during the Great Depression. Thanks, Carrie.
 

Kerry C. (47)
Wednesday February 12, 2014, 9:52 pm
So adorable....I remember seeing her old movies as a kid with my Mom and Dad and siblings.
 

Shawna S. (43)
Wednesday February 12, 2014, 9:54 pm
I think I've seen all of her movies. She'll be missed.
RIP Shirley.
 

Debra G. (0)
Wednesday February 12, 2014, 9:58 pm
I grew up watching her movies every Saturday morning on TV. We all aspired to be like her. (Boy, was I shocked when I read "Heidi" at eight and found out she really had black curls.) I suspect she's responsible for a lot of my cohorts taking tap dance lessons.
 

Dandelion G. (385)
Thursday February 13, 2014, 5:57 am
I think for many of us she'll always remain a child in our eyes. Although she brought smiles to many she herself as a child was made to work long hours, dance on an injured foot, and even a day after surgery had to perform.

A piece of trivia......How many curls did Shirley Temple have?

Her Mother always did her hair and she always made a total of 56 curls.
 

Elizabeth M. (66)
Saturday February 15, 2014, 3:28 pm
I grew up watching Shirley Temple Black, and her movies always made me feel good. She was so cute and bubbly, I knew even then the long hours this darling little girl had to work, and she became a national treasure in the 30's. If there is ever one of her movies coming on TMC I always watch or tape. She made a very good Diplomat, for so many years. RIP Shirley Temple Black.
Thank You for sharing Carrie.
Some good Trivia, Dandelion.
 

Brenda P. (121)
Tuesday April 8, 2014, 6:18 pm
Class act!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 
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