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Shirley Temple Dead at 85: Is She Your Favorite Child Star?

Aly1234 2014/02/11 21:04:56
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Legendary child star Shirley Temple passed away late Monday night. She was 85 years old.

CNN writes: "Temple Black, who also enjoyed a long career as a diplomat, died of natural causes at her Woodside, California, home. She was surrounded by family and caregivers, a statement from Cheryl Kagan said. She began acting at age 3 and became a massive box-office draw before turning 10, commanding a then-unheard of salary of $50,000 per movie. Her first film of notice was in 1932 when she played in "War Babies," part of the "Baby Burlesks" series of short films."

Temple retired from acting at the age of 22 and from there became a diplomat. "She served in the U.S. delegation to the United Nations from 1969 to 1974 was U.S. ambassador to Ghana from 1974 to 1976, and U.S. ambassador to Czechoslovakia from 1989 to 1992."

Of all the child stars, Shirley Temple remains the most iconic. Her films captured the hearts of so many young children for several generations. Even to this day!



Is she your favorite child star?

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  • Temlakos~POTL~PWCM~JLA~☆ 2014/02/12 17:17:10
    Yes!
    Temlakos~POTL~PWCM~JLA~☆
    +10
    I cannot imagine the Golden Age of Hollywood without Shirley Temple. She stood for everything that was wholesome about Hollywood. Without her, there might have been no Hays Office for very long. She showed us that something other than decadence could sell tickets!

    She also knew when to quit. She left gracefully, before laying any bombs. And she crowned her career by becoming an ambassador.

    And look at how she went: surrounded by family and friends. Not a bad way to go!

    So here's to you, Ambassador Temple Black. Baby, take your final bow. You were always the greatest of them all.

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  • TomFletcher 2014/02/12 16:57:22
    Yes!
    TomFletcher
    +3
    Looking back at her old films, she was an extremely talented song and dance actor as well as her identifiable roles in more serious films.. She had a strong sense of sincerity and believability which seemed to be beyond just "coaching another kid" .
  • engineer 2014/02/12 16:43:18
    Yes!
    engineer
    +3
    On the Good Ship Lollipop
  • HappyGuy 2014/02/12 16:09:45
    No
    HappyGuy
    I personally never cared for her she was very annoying on film
  • weenyboy 2014/02/12 16:06:15
    No
    weenyboy
    +3
    She was indeed talented but my favorite, who made me laugh even today as I recall those old films was Alfalfa from the "Our Gang" series of shorts.
  • HappyGuy weenyboy 2014/02/12 16:10:38
    HappyGuy
    Yes he far surpassed Temple
  • Ashley 2014/02/12 15:01:54
    No
    Ashley
    I did not know who was was as a child star.
  • DJ 2014/02/12 14:58:59
    Yes!
    DJ
    +3
    Yes, her movies helped me in my darkest hour in my childhood, i use to dream everything was going to gave a good ending just like in her movies!!!!!
  • henry.sasser.III 2014/02/12 14:25:26 (edited)
    No
    henry.sasser.III
    Drew Barrymore.

    Christina Ricci is a close second.

    What's more, BOTH have made the transition to adult roles, while Shirley Temple never convincingly did.
  • casey m... henry.s... 2014/02/13 00:12:26 (edited)
    casey mahoney
    +1
    she did make it into adult roles however it did not last long. she meet her first husband and did two movies with him. "Among her later films were "The Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer," with Cary Grant, and "That Hagen Girl," with Ronald Reagan. Several, including the wartime drama "Since You Went Away," were produced by David O. Selznick. One, "Fort Apache," was directed by John Ford, who had also directed her "Wee Willie Winkie" years earlier." "Temple had married Army Air Corps private John Agar, the brother of a classmate at Westlake, her exclusive L.A. girls' school, in 1945. He took up acting and the pair appeared together in two films, "Fort Apache" and "Adventure in Baltimore." She and Agar had a daughter, Susan, in 1948, but she filed for divorce the following year."
    she was in her 30's when she did The Red Skelton Hour (TV Series) and Shirley Temple's Storybook
  • 55rebel 2014/02/12 14:12:57
    Yes!
    55rebel
    +3
    My childhood crush... :P
  • lm1b2 2014/02/12 13:55:43
    Yes!
    lm1b2
    +2
    Definitely,nobody more talented
  • BeatleStone1 2014/02/12 13:43:04
    Yes!
    BeatleStone1
    +4
    The Little Rascals, Butch Patrick, Jerry Mathers & Ron Howard are also my favorites as well.
  • HappyGuy BeatleS... 2014/02/12 16:13:05
    HappyGuy
    +4
    Butch Patrick was so cute and he grew up to be a very nice man too Sexy Butch Patrick
  • david abe 2014/02/12 13:33:46
    Yes!
    david abe
    +3
    She was fun!
  • Mandy 2014/02/12 10:28:51
    Yes!
    Mandy
    +6
    to all who voted no on her screw you she was the first and the greatest R.I.P Miss Shirley!
  • Rick 2014/02/12 07:59:46
    Yes!
    Rick
    +4
    Although "Beaver" Cleaver was a close second.
  • Video Gamer098 2014/02/12 06:51:19
    No
    Video Gamer098
    No.
  • elptrek P.H.A.E.T.'s wizard 2014/02/12 05:54:46
    Yes!
    elptrek P.H.A.E.T.'s wizard
    +4
    One of them.
  • ThePacoRojo 2014/02/12 05:13:00
    No
    ThePacoRojo
    As a childhood star she was very annoying. As an adult/adolescent, her career should've really taken off much more than it did. RIP. I'm glad Disney didn't destroy her.
  • Disbelief 2014/02/12 05:03:05
  • peggy 2014/02/12 05:01:31
    Yes!
    peggy
    +5
    God bless her. she brought many smiles to me. I will always think of her with great fondness. Deepest sympathy to her family. <><
  • Chere 2014/02/12 04:58:31
    Yes!
    Chere
    +4
    aww I am so sad. My moms' favorite child star became my favorite child star.
  • corey 2014/02/12 04:36:39
    No
    corey
    +1
    Dakota fanning and Jena Malone were my fav child stars for their acting abilities..
  • GG Gilles 2014/02/12 04:33:28
    No
    GG Gilles
    +6
    RIP darling
    shirley temple
  • vanessar 2014/02/12 04:25:04
    No
    vanessar
    +2
    Sugary sweet child actors turn my stomach.
  • HappyGuy vanessar 2014/02/12 16:13:43
    HappyGuy
    +1
    Well we finally agree
  • vanessar HappyGuy 2014/02/13 00:56:48
    vanessar
    Miracles do happen.
  • melly~t... vanessar 2014/02/13 00:51:09
    melly~thwarting Satan since 1971
    +2
    So will this!
    shirley temple blackface
  • vanessar melly~t... 2014/02/13 01:00:06
    vanessar
    +1
    Yes, in retrospect, those black face routines in films from the 1930's were really sickening. How anyone could have thought they were entertaining or funny is beyond my comprehension.
  • Dicedealer vanessar 2014/02/13 18:53:15
    Dicedealer
    +1
    you and melly both need to see it in it's context. This was a movie, and this particular movie took place in the Civil war. Go and see the movie and the whole scene before you cut and paste a scene and call it racist. But then, that is the liberal way!!!
  • vanessar Dicedealer 2014/02/13 19:13:15
    vanessar
    +1
    I've seen the movie ,as a child and as an adult . I found it offensive then and I find it offensive now.
  • melly~t... vanessar 2014/02/13 23:11:44
    melly~thwarting Satan since 1971
    +1
    This guy has been following me around freaking out and going nuts. The poor dear!
  • vanessar melly~t... 2014/02/13 23:36:21
    vanessar
    +1
    In other words, just another normal day at Soda Head. LMAO.
  • melly~t... Dicedealer 2014/02/13 23:11:12
    melly~thwarting Satan since 1971
    I saw the movie. I'm well aware of the context. I never once called her a racist. Show me where I did, please. Or are you only capable of lying to justify your freaking out and mob mentality?
  • Bedarin melly~t... 2014/02/13 05:11:14
    Bedarin
    +1
    It doesn't turn my stomach, grief, people, it was a different time.

  • melly~t... Bedarin 2014/02/13 23:09:50
    melly~thwarting Satan since 1971
    It still appears acceptable, or haven't you noticed the rash of stars in blackface of late?
  • Tarheel 2014/02/12 04:13:51
    Yes!
    Tarheel
    +5
    She's one of my favorites. I've always enjoyed her movies, she was so adorable. She was beautiful young lady and still looked great as she aged.
  • QC 2014/02/12 04:10:48
    No
    QC
    +2
    Gary Coleman is God.

    gary coleman god

    Anyone who denies it is the anti-christ....
  • Rick QC 2014/02/12 08:05:02
    Rick
    +1
    God loves Gary Coleman, but I don't. He is a homosexual drug abuser and as a dwarf gets called to the WH for Obama's amusement. But HE is so arrogant he won't even do Gary the courtesy of a reacharound.
  • QC Rick 2014/02/12 10:55:57
    QC
    +1
    You are the anti-Christ....

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