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Former Child Actor Teddy Rooney, Son of Mickey Rooney, Dies at 66

Former Child Actor Teddy Rooney, Son of Mickey Rooney, Dies at 66
Former child actor Teddy Rooney has died. He was 66. Rooney's sister, Kelly, confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter that her brother died on Saturday in a convalescent home in Southern California after a long illness. Teddy was one of late actor Mickey Rooney's nine children. His mother was model and actress Martha Vickers, who was married to Mickey from 1949 - 1951 as his third of eight wives. Rooney acted alongside his mother on an episode of Playhouse 90 in 1957. In addition, he was featured in his father's film Andy Hardy Comes Home in 1958 and General Electric Theater in 1960. Among Rooney's most
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Shirley Temple: Hollywood pays tribute to 'one of a kind' child star

Whoopi Goldberg and Mia Farrow praise Temple, the former child star who left the entertainment industry for politics

Whoopi Goldberg and Mia Farrow were among the Hollywood stars who paid tribute to the former child star Shirley Temple, who has died aged 85.

On Tuesday Farrow said Temple, still held as one of the most famous child stars of all time, "raised the spirits of a nation during the Great Depression", while Goldberg identified her as "one of a kind".

George Clooney expressed appreciation for Temple's huge contribution to film history "from the very beginning". He added: "I'm sure it wasn't easy being a child star, although she went on to become an ambassador, so she reinvented herself along the way … it's a great loss."

Temple began her singular career aged three, finding early success with films including Curly Top, Heidi and Bright Eyes, which featured one of Temple's best known performances,
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Shirley Temple: Hollywood's original child star dies aged 85

Actor, who became one of the most famous child stars of all time, has died at the age of 85

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Shirley Temple: a career in clips

Whoopi Goldberg, James Franco and Mia Farrow have paid tribute to the actor, singer, dancer and politician Shirley Temple, who has died aged 85.

Farrow credited Temple, still held as the most famous child stars of all time, for "rais[ing] the spirits of a nation during the Great Depression", while Goldberg identified her as "one of a kind". Temple began her singular career aged three, finding early success with chirpy hits such as Curly Top, Heidi and Bright Eyes. That film featured one of Temple's best known performances, a rendition of Richard A Whiting and Sidney Clare's On the Good Ship Lollipop.

Temple left the film business in 1950. She returned for a brief stint in television,
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Shirley Temple Passes Away at Age 85

Shirley Temple Passes Away at Age 85
Beloved actress Shirley Temple passed away in her Woodside, California home last night at the age of 85. Although her cause of death was not disclosed, the actress' publicist, Cheryl Kagan, confirmed her death with the following statement.

"She was surrounded by family members and caregivers. 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 for fifty-five years of the late and much missed Charles Alden Black."

Born in Santa Monica, California in 1928, Shirley Temple made her film debut at just three years of age in a series of short films entitled Baby Burlesks, which featured child actors starring in parodies of feature films, including War Babies and Polly Tix in Washington. Her breakout role was in the 1934 feature Stand Up and Cheer!, where her singing, dancing and acting skills were first prominently put on display.
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One of Top Stars of Hollywood's Studio Era and Later on a pro-Vietnam War, 'Conservative' Republican, Has Died

Shirley Temple dead at 85: Was one of the biggest domestic box office draws of the ’30s (photo: Shirley Temple in the late ’40s) Shirley Temple, one of the biggest box office draws of the 1930s in the United States, died Monday night, February 10, 2014, at her home in Woodside, near San Francisco. The cause of death wasn’t made public. Shirley Temple (born in Santa Monica on April 23, 1928) was 85. Shirley Temple became a star in 1934, following the release of Paramount’s Alexander Hall-directed comedy-tearjerker Little Miss Marker, in which Temple had the title role as a little girl who, left in the care of bookies, almost loses her childlike ways before coming around to regenerate Adolphe Menjou and his gang. That same year, Temple became a Fox contract player, and is credited with saving the studio — 20th Century Fox from 1935 on — from bankruptcy. Whether or not that’s true is a different story,
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R.I.P. Shirley Temple (1928 – 2014)

Former Hollywood child star Shirley Temple has passed away from natural causes at her home in Woodside, California, aged 85, her family has announced. Born in 1928, Temple began her career aged just three, appearing in a series of shorts before enjoying her breakthrough in 1934 with Stand Up and Cheer!. That same year she found international fame courtesy of her role in Bright Eyes - which included her rendition of the song ''On the Good Ship Lollipop' - and in 1935 she was the recipient of a special Juvenile Oscar, making her the youngest person ever to be honoured with an Academy Award.

Temple’s superstar status continued throughout the 1930s, with the young actress and singer Hollywood’s biggest box office draw between 1935 and 1938, appearing in films such as Curly Top, The Littlest Rebel, Poor Little Rich Girl, Dimples, Wee Willie Winkie and Heidi. Temple struggled to maintain this level of success during the following decade,
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Shirley Temple dies: The Hollywood icon's life in pictures

Shirley Temple dies: The Hollywood icon's life in pictures
Shirley Temple, star of classic Hollywood pictures The Little Princess and Heidi, has passed away at the age of 85.

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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Shirley Temple Dies at 85

Shirley Temple Dies at 85
Shirley Temple, the dimpled, curly-haired child star who sang, danced, sobbed and grinned her way into the hearts of Depression-era moviegoers, has died, according to publicist Cheryl Kagan. She was 85. Temple, known in private life as Shirley Temple Black, died at her home near San Francisco. A talented and ultra-adorable entertainer, Shirley Temple was America's top box-office draw from 1935 to 1938, a record no other child star has come near. She beat out such grown-ups as Clark Gable, Bing Crosby, Robert Taylor, Gary Cooper and Joan Crawford. In 1999, the American Film Institute ranking of the top 50 screen legends ranked Temple at No.
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Shirley Temple, Legendary Child Star, Dies at 85

Shirley Temple, Legendary Child Star, Dies at 85
Shirley Temple, the child star phenomenon of the 1930s who went on to a career in international diplomacy, died Tuesday in California at age 85.

A statement from her family provided to news organizations said she died at home in Woodside, Calif., of natural causes. “She was surrounded by her family and caregivers,” the BBC quoted the statement as saying. “We salute her for a life of remarkable achievements as an actor, as a diplomat, and… our beloved mother, grandmother [and] great-grandmother.”

A string of non-stop hits starting with “Little Miss Marker” in 1934 and continuing with such films as “Captain January,” “Poor Little Rich Girl” and “Wee Willie Winkie” captured Depression-era America’s heart, keeping the troubled 20th Century Fox solvent.

The dimpled, blonde, curly-headed Temple was the nation’s top box office attraction from 1935-38 and one of the nation’s top wage earners. Reflecting the extent of her popularity, she
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Shirley Temple Dead at 85

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San Francisco (AP) - Shirley Temple, the dimpled, curly-haired child star who sang, danced, sobbed and grinned her way into the hearts of Depression-era moviegoers, has died. She was 85.

Temple, known in private life as Shirley Temple Black, died Monday night at her home near San Francisco. She was surrounded by family members and caregivers, publicist Cheryl Kagan said.

"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 for fifty-five years of the late and much missed Charles Alden Black," a family statement said. The family would not disclose Temple's cause of death.

A talented and ultra-adorable entertainer, Shirley Temple was America's top box-office draw from 1935 to 1938, a record no other child star has come near. She beat out such grown-ups as Clark Gable, Bing Crosby, Robert Taylor,
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Mad Men: season one, episode two

Only caught up with the Mad Men phenomenon recently? Or feel like revisiting the first episode after the third season finale? Watch (or rewatch) Mad Men with us from the beginning

These catchup blogs are designed to complete our Notes From the Break Room series. You'll find the full Notes ... series here.

Will Dean's episode one blog

Episode two: Ladies' Room

"Who could not be happy with all this?" – Don

Mad Men is littered with key lines that reveal more about the characters than time in their company. As Don discusses headshrinkers with Roger after their boozy night of martinis and Caesar salads (done properly, with a raw egg), he utters the above line. As set ups go, it's not a bad one. Who could be unhappy?

Ladies' Room, aptly, is our first proper introduction to Don's wife Betty (and Roger's wife Mona) – demonstrating that there's more to this world than these drunken men.
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