Many have heavy hearts this morning waking up to the news that the famous Hollywood icon that you just couldn’t help to love, Shirley Temple Black, has died at the age of 85. According to CNN on Feb. 11, she passed away at her California home with her family surrounding her.
This curly-haired child star made her debut in 1932 during the Great Depression when she starred in “War Babies.” She had talent beyond her years at such a young age. At just 3-years-old, she could dance and sing her way into hearts so quickly. Her dimples could melt even the hardest of hearts and she could cry those crocodile tears to make viewers cry with her. In 1935, the young actress won a special Academy Award for her ‘outstanding contribution to screen entertainment’.
Temple worked alongside huge names such as Carey Grant and Buddy Ebsen. She was well-known for those special tunes “On the Good Ship Lollipop” and “Animal Crackers in My Soup.” She became a household name and everyone loved her.
She later dropped out of show business, married Charles Black in 1950, and became involved in politics, including ambassador to Czechoslovakia. She lived a full life and will be remembered for her ability to brighten up the lives of many that loved her.
What is your best memory of Shirley Temple Black?