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Shirley Temple
Birth: Apr. 23, 1928
Santa Monica
Los Angeles County
California, USA
Death: Feb. 10, 2014
Woodside
San Mateo County
California, USA

Actress, US Ambassador. An icon of American Cinema, she is perhaps the most successful child film star in movie history. Her father was a banker, she started taking dancing lessons at the age of three. Her first experience in pictures happened when she was chosen to appear in a series of films called "Baby Burlesks", in which she was to imitate the top female stars of the time, among them Marlene Dietrich. She caught the attention of movie audiences and captured their hearts with a dance number called "Baby Take a Bow" in the picture "Stand Up and Cheer" (1934), as she became a source of relief for Americans during the Depression. She received a special juvenile Academy Award for her contributions to films that year. Four-years later, the cute, dimple-faced, curly-haired little girl found herself at the top of the box-office attractions. Among the classic pictures that were yielded during this period include "Little Miss Marker", (1934), "Curly Top" (1935) and "Heidi" (1937). She sang what maybe her trademark song "Good Ship Lollypop" in the 1934 film "Bright Eyes" and would later performed highly-memorable dance routines with such stars as Bill 'Bojangles' Robinson and Buddy Ebsen. In 1945 at the age of seventeen, she married actor John Agar and their union which lasted until 1950 produced their daughter. She graduated to adult roles during the late 1940s and appeared in several pictures including "Fort Apache" (1948, with John Agar), however her popularity soon waned. She hosted and narrated a TV series called "Shirley Temple's Storybook" (1958 to 1961) and left the entertainment industry. In 1950, she married TV executive Charles Alden Black (she became known as Shirley Temple Black) and remained with him until his death in 2005. Their union produced a son and a daughter. During the 1960s, she became active as a Republican in the political arena and ran an unsuccessful campaign for election to the US Congress. She was appointed by President Nixon to represent the United States at the United Nations and from 1974 until 1976, she served as US Ambassador to Ghana. From 1989 until 1992, she served as US Ambassador to Czechoslovakia. She was honored by the Kennedy Center in 1998 and received a star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame. (bio by: C.S.) 
 
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 Parents:
  George Francis Temple (1888 - 1980)
  Gertrude Amelia Krieger Temple (1893 - 1977)
 
 Spouses:
  John Agar (1921 - 2002)
  Charles Alden Black (1919 - 2005)
 
 Sibling:
  George Francis Temple (1919 - 1996)*
  Shirley Temple (1928 - 2014)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend.
 
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Originally Created by: C.S.
Record added: Feb 11, 2014
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When I was A little girl, I received A SHIRLEY TEMPLE DOLL and it became my favorite gift that Christmas. I loved all your movies REST IN PEACE S.V.
- Suz Valentino
 Added: Aug. 1, 2014

- Kimberly Graham
 Added: Jul. 25, 2014
Since We've Never Met, I Came To Visit You Today Shirley, May You Rest In Eternal Peace.
- Robert David Miller
 Added: Jul. 24, 2014
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