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Screen legend Shirley Temple Black peacefully passed away of natural causes late Monday night at the age of 85. Temple Black was one of the first child stars audiences completely fell in love with; a true Hollywood icon whose presence on-screen as a young child was so pure and comfortable that it's no wonder how she quickly became America's sweetheart. Most will remember Temple Back as the precocious curly haired child star who appeared in almost 40 movies, beginning at the age of three with a role in the 1932 drama Red Haired Alibi. Though she semiretired at the age of 22, Temple Black continued to make appearances on television and later moved to politics, where she was appointed the United States ambassador to Ghana and then later Czechoslovakia...
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Screen icon and one-time child star Shirley Temple Black died late Monday evening. She was 85. Temple Black "peacefully passed away" in her California home, dying of natural causes, Reuters reports. In a statement released to the media, her family shares: "We salute her for a life of remarkable achievements as an actor, as a diplomat, and most importantly as our beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and adored wife of fifty-five years." The actress.s career began at the ripe old age of 3, when she accepted a role in Christy Cabanne.s 1932 drama Red Haired Alibi. The ingénue charmed audiences for years as a precocious silver screen idol, appearing in numerous short films and features. She was characterized by her infamous curly hair, but had talent to back up her cute-girl looks. As Reuters notes, Temple "became a national institution, and her raging popularity spawned look-alike dolls, dresses and dozens of »
A child star who made her film debut at the age of 5 in 1932's Red Haired Alibi, Temple appeared opposite some of film's greatest Golden Age stars such as John Wayne and Henry Fonda (in Fort Apache), Lionel Barrymore (The Little Colonel) and Cary Grant (The Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer).
Temple won an honorary juvenile Academy Award for her contribution to film in 1934. She was awarded a star on the Walk of Fame in 1960, and in 2005 she was given the Lifetime Achievement Award by the Screen Actors Guild.
After stepping away from movies in 1949, Temple made a TV comeback in the late '50s with the series Shirley Temple's Storybook. Her final acting role was in a guest spot in 1963's The Red Skeleton Hour.
She later moved into politics, holding »
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