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Child Star: The Shirley Temple Story 

The life, laughters, and luck of one of the most famous and beloved child stars, Shirley Temple.


Nadia Tass


Shirley Temple (book) (as Shirley Temple Black), Joe Wiesenfeld (teleplay)

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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Connie Britton ... Gertrude Temple
Colin Friels ... George Temple
Hinton Battle ... Bill Bojangles Robinson
Emily Hart ... Shirley Temple (as Emily Anne Hart)
Ashley Rose ... Shirley Temple (as Ashley Rose Orr)
James Barkley James Barkley ... Jack at age 13
Peter Barron Peter Barron ... Assistant Director
Randall Berger ... Bank President (as Randall Berger Jr.)
Zoe Bertram ... Mrs. Pelucci
Alex Brown Alex Brown ... Film Crew Member
Paul Craig Paul Craig ... Simon Lee
John Diedrich John Diedrich ... Sheehan
Jerome Ehlers Jerome Ehlers ... John Ford
Tony Farrell Tony Farrell ... Henry Hathaway
Samantha Hart Samantha Hart ... Shirley Temple, age 3 (as Samantha Leslie Gilliams)


The life, laughters, and luck of one of the most famous and beloved child stars, Shirley Temple.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Too young to read, tie her shoes, or tell time. But by the age of six she was Hollywood's leading lady. See more »

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USA | Australia



Release Date:

13 May 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Das Leben der Shirley Temple See more »

Filming Locations:

Australia See more »

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Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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An Awesome Movie
25 December 2001 | by bradybunchfanSee all my reviews

This movie is one of my favorites! Ashley was awesome like what others say Ashley might not look like Shirley Temple but is her acting that really counts not because if she looks like her or anything like that. It was a movie that the whole family could watch and enjoy the acting and the story that goes behind it. I love Shirley Temple and all her movies but it was so awesome to see the real life behinde this child star!!

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