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Posted on 02/11/2014 4:32:45 AM PST by Keltik
Former Hollywood child star Shirley Temple has died at the age of 85.
The actress found fame as a young girl in the 1930s in films like Bright Eyes, Stand Up and Cheer and Curly Top.
After retiring from films in 1950 at the age of 21, Temple returned to the public eye as a Republican candidate for Congress and as a US diplomat.
She died on Monday at home in Woodside, California, from natural causes. "She was surrounded by her family and caregivers," a statement said.
Born in 1928, the sweet-faced, curly-haired Temple was one of the most popular child stars in Hollywood history, getting her first film role at the age of three. Shirley Temple Black She accepted the Screen Actors Guild Awards life achievement award in 2006
Her singing, dancing and acting won over fans worldwide. She was given a special juvenile Oscar in 1935, when she was just six years old. To this day, she is still the youngest person to receive an Academy Award.
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“was one of the most popular child stars in Hollywood history”
Faint praise from BBC. She was the #1 Hollywood star, child or adult, male or female, for most of the 30s.
And, of course, a conservative.
Rest in Peace Shirley Temple. I did not know she was still alive. She was an Ambassador to Ghana at one point and later to Czechoslovakia, and I’ll bet she was a charming ambassador at that.
Rest in Peace little angel and lovely lady.
I remember that Shirley Temple was often attacked for her Republican Party affiliation. Many years ago in a story I read in a magaize, she was asked by an interviewer why she was a Republican. The way the interviewer asked the question was more along the lines of the interviewer was somewhat stunned that Temple was a Republican. Like, why would you want to be one of those stinking Republicans? Yes, the press was pretty biased even back then, forty or fifty years ago.
I never read the News — too depressing
File under ‘didn’t know she was still alive’,
It was a different world back then
On Monday (February 10) the actress reps officially confirmed that Shirley Temple is not dead. She joins the long list of celebrities who have been victimized by this hoax. Shes still alive and well, stop believing what you see on the Internet, they said.
Some fans have expressed anger at the fake report saying it was reckless, distressing and hurtful to fans of the much loved actress. Others say this shows her extreme popularity across the globe.
Obviously she was friends with the Reagans.
That's what I tell my son. He's visiting me in Oklahoma. He lives in kalifornia. I tell him that I wish he could have seen the America I grew up in. Everything was better then.
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