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Shirley Temple

Actress | * 04/23/1928 († 85, 02/10/2014) | Santa Monica, California, United States
Shirley Temple Black (April 23, 1928 – February 10, 2014) was an American actress, singer, dancer, businesswoman, and diplomat who was Hollywood's number one box-office draw as a child actress from 1935 to 1938. As an adult, she was named United States ambassador to Ghana and to Czechoslovakia, and also served as Chief of Protocol of the United States. Temple began her film career at the age of three in 1932. Two years later, she achieved international fame in Bright Eyes, a feature film designed specifically for her talents. She received a special Juvenile Academy Award in February 1935 for her outstanding contribution as a juvenile performer in motion pictures during 1934. Film hits such as Curly Top and Heidi followed year after year during the mid-to-late 1930s. Temple capitalized on licensed merchandise that featured her wholesome image; the merchandise included dolls, dishes, and clothing. Her box-office popularity waned as she reached adolescence. She appeared in 14 films from the ages of 14 to 21. Temple retired from film in 1950 at the age of 2... ()
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Shirley Temple was easily the most popular and famous child star of all time. She got her start in the movies at the age of three and soon progressed to super stardom. Shirley could do it all: act, sing and dance and all at the age of five! Fans loved her as she was bright, bouncy and cheerful in her films and they ultimately bought millions of dollars worth of products that had her likeness on them. Dolls, phonograph records, mugs, hats, dresses, whatever it was, if it had her picture on there they bought it. Shirley was box-office champion for the consecutive years 1935-36-37-38, beating out such great grown-up stars as Clark Gable, Bing Crosby, Robert Taylor, Gary Cooper and Joan Crawford. By 1939, her popularity declined. Although she starred in some very good movies like Since You Went Away (1944) and the The Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer (1947), her career was nearing its end. Later, she served as an ambassador to Ghana and Czechoslovakia. It was once guessed that she had more than 50 golden curls on her head. Her mother, Gertrude Temple, did her hair in pin curls for each movie. Every hairstyle had exactly 56 curls. Date of Death 10 February 2014, Woodside, California.

Most frequent genres for this person: Comedies | Drama | Kids & Family

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Awards & Nominations for Shirley Temple

Academy Juvenile Award Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement Award Kennedy Center Honors Honorary Citizen of Plzeň Golden Plate Award

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Movies with Shirley Temple as Actress(62)

as Herself (archive footage)1983 Hollywood Out-takes and Rare Footage
as (archive footage)1975 Brother, Can You Spare a Dime?
as Corliss Archer1949 A Kiss for Corliss
as Dinah Sheldon1949 Adventure in Baltimore
as Margaret O'Hara / Knowles1949 The Story of Seabiscuit
as Philadelphia Thursday1948 Fort Apache
as Mary Hagen1947 That Hagen Girl
as Barbara Olmstead1947 Honeymoon
as Corliss Archer1945 Kiss and Tell
as Barbara Marshall1944 I'll Be Seeing You
as Bridget 'Brig' Hilton1944 Since You Went Away
as Annie Rooney1942 Miss Annie Rooney
as Kathleen Davis1941 Kathleen
as Kit Ballantine1940 Young People
as Mytyl1940 The Blue Bird
as (archive footage)1940 Cavalcade of the Academy Awards
as Susannah 'Sue' Sheldon1939 Susannah of the Mounties
as Sara Crewe1939 The Little Princess
as Penny Hale1938 Just Around the Corner
as Rebecca Winstead1938 Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm
as Betsy Brown Shea1938 Little Miss Broadway
as Priscilla Williams1937 Wee Willie Winkie
as Heidi Kramer1937 Heidi
as Dimples Appleby1936 Dimples
as Barbara Barry1936 Poor Little Rich Girl
as Barbara 'Ching-Ching' Stewart1936 Stowaway
as Helen 'Star' Mason1936 Captain January
as Elizabeth Blair1935 Curly Top
as Lloyd Sherman1935 The Little Colonel
as Virginia 'Virgie' Cary1935 The Littlest Rebel
as Molly Middleton1935 Our Little Girl
as Herself (uncredited)1934 The Hollywood Gad-About
as Marthy 'Marky' Jane1934 Little Miss Marker
as Mary Lou Rogers1934 Pardon My Pups
as Shirley Blake1934 Bright Eyes
as Shirley Ellison1934 Baby Take a Bow
as Mary Lou Rogers1934 Managed Money
as Child1934 As the Earth Turns
as Shirley1934 Change of Heart
as Shirley Dugan1934 Stand Up and Cheer!
as Penelope 'Pennie' Day1934 Now and Forever
as Mary Doran1934 Now I'll Tell
as Supposed bit1933 New Deal Rhythm
as Mary Stanley (uncredited)1933 To the Last Man
as Nell / La Belle Diaperina1933 Glad Rags to Riches
as Shirley1933 The Kid's Last Fight
as Child (as Shirley Jane Temple)1933 Out All Night
as Madame Cradlebait1933 Kid 'in' Africa
as Mary Lou Rogers1933 What's to Do?
as Mary Lou Rogers1933 Merrily Yours
as Lulu Parsnips1932 Runt Page
as Charmaine1932 War Babies
as Shirley1932 The Pie-Covered Wagon
as Gloria Shelton1932 Red Haired Alibi

TV Shows/Series with Shirley Temple as Actress(5)

Movies with Shirley Temple as Crew(1)

Albums by Shirley Temple in the iTunes Store

Greatest Hits

27 Tracks - Vocal
2013 - Vinyl Masters

My Song Album

25 Tracks - Soundtrack
2011 - Vintage Music

The Vintage Radio Shows

17 Tracks - Spoken Word
2010 - Master Classics Records

The Vintage Radio Shows

17 Tracks - Soundtrack
2010 - Master Classics Records

Remember Shirley

27 Tracks - Children's Music
2009 - Pickwick Group Ltd

The Definitive Shirley Temple Collection

27 Tracks - Vocal
2009 - BOFM Ltd

At the Movies: Shirley Temple

26 Tracks - Soundtrack
2007 - Phoenix USA

Vintage Children's No. 03 - EP: Oh My Goodness - EP

6 Tracks - Soundtrack
1958 - Vintage Music

Additional Information

Full Name: Shirley Jane Temple
Born: Monday, 04/23 1928 (April) in Santa Monica
Died: Monday, 02/10 2014 (February) in Woodside (aged: 85)
Zodiac sign: Taurus (Chinese zodiac sign: Dragon)
Languages: English (EN)
Educated at: Harvard-Westlake School
Record Label: RCA Victor
Spouses (current/former): John Agar, Charles Alden Black
Children: Lori Black
Father: George Francis Temple
Mother: Gertrude Amelia Temple
Other names for Shirley Temple (nicknames, foreign languages etc.):
"Shirley Jane Temple"
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:10014, Added: 05/06/2018, Last updated: 05/21/2019