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

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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 (306)
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 (94)
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 s (714)
Tuesday February 11, 2014, 4:50 pm
She was adored by my grandmother. RIP Shirley Temple

Laurie H (818)
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 (310)
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 (9)
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.

Vallee R (280)
Wednesday February 12, 2014, 9:06 am
My mother met her once- loved "Annie"

Nancy M (199)
Wednesday February 12, 2014, 9:24 am
Really nice story about Shirley Temple Black. Thanks Carrie.

Birgit W (160)
Wednesday February 12, 2014, 10:52 am
I just loved Shirley Temple,. RIP Shirley.

donald B (6)
Wednesday February 12, 2014, 12:47 pm

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 A (202)
Wednesday February 12, 2014, 1:42 pm

Lois Jordan (63)
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 (46)
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 (45)
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 (380)
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 (65)
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 (125)
Tuesday April 8, 2014, 6:18 pm
Class act!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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