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Shirley Temple's Biography

Shirley Jane Temple (born April 23, 1928), later Shirley Temple Black, is an American film and television actress, singer, dancer, autobiographer, and former U.S. Ambassador to Ghana and Czechoslovakia. She began her film career in 1932 at the age of three, and in 1934, found international fame in Bright Eyes, a feature film designed specifically for her talents. She received a special Juvenile Academy Award in February 1935, and film hits such as Curly Top and Heidi followed year after year during the mid-to-late 1930s. Licensed merchandise that capitalized on her wholesome image included dolls, dishes, and clothing. Her box office popularity waned as she reached adolescence, and she left the film industry at the age of 12 to attend high school[clarification needed]. She appeared in a few films of varying quality in her mid-to-late teens, and retired completely from films in 1950 at the age of 22. She was the top box-office draw four years in a row (1935–38) in a Motion Picture Herald poll.

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A lollipop is seen among flowers remembering actress Shirley Temple Black in Hollywood
A lollipop is seen among flowers remembering actress Shirley Temple Black in Hollywood
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Shirley Temple News Stories

  • Bet you can't read this post without going, 'Awww'

      News Source: USA Today Life | 20 hours ago
    HEA asked some of our favorite romance authors to share their memories about favorite childhood toys. Check out earlier posts about authors and their favorite childhood toys here , here and here . Barbara O'Neal, author of The All You Can Dream
  • Weekend picks for book lovers

      News Source: USA Today | 2 days ago
    The Goldfinch , which just won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction, and a new cultural history focused on child star Shirley Temple. The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt; Little, Brown; fiction; 784 pp. Young Theo Decker has his life upended when he and his
  • Mickey Rooney showed U.S. its heart

      News Source: CNN | 13 days ago
    Mickey Rooney, who died Sunday at 93, may have been the most unusual major star in the history of Hollywood...In the late 1930s into the 1940s when he topped the Hollywood box office, earning the then huge sum of $150,000 a year, there were few child

Shirley Temple Blogs

  • A Tribute to Shirley Temple | Dryden Theatre

      Blog Source: | 21 hours ago
    Shirley Temple began her acting career at the tender age of three with a number of one-reel films for the short-lived Educational Pictures Company. After signing with Fox in 1934, Temple quickly attained international stardom with a ...
  • The Knowlton Ice Museum of North America Tributes Shirley ...

      Blog Source: | 21 hours ago
    Shirley Temple. Talented singer, dancer and actress, Temple was America's top box-office draw from 1935-the year she turned 7-until 1938, helping lift the spirits of Depression-era Americans with her ringlet hair, dimples and precociousness.
  • Shirley Temple Little Darling Collection (18 DVD Boxed Set)

      Blog Source: | 21 hours ago
    With her mega-watt personality and disarming smile, a talented youngster named Shirley Temple danced, acted and sang her way into the hearts of cinema lovers worldwide, creating film history as she did! Never before has there been a more ...

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