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In honor of Shirley Temple: A look at five of her movies

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Today the world is sadden to hear about the passing of Shirley Temple Black. Temple was one of the greatest actress of her time, starting out as a child then she became a diplomat and worked her time on helping others around the world.

So this article is looking at five of her movies to watch to honor her memory:

1. "The Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer"

This has to be one of the funniest movies, Temple plays a teenager that falls for Cary Grant's character in the movie and while her sister (played by the great Myrna Loy) is a judge, she forces Grant to 'date' his sister, so she gets over him.

2. "Curly Top"

"Curly Top" was named one of the most popular films of 1935, it was a big office draw. In the film Temple played a cute little orphan girl and also in the film gave way to the songs, "Animal Crackers in My Soup" and "When I Grow Up."

3. "Fort Apache"

In the 1948 Western film, Temple worked with John Wayne, and Ward Bond. The film also was directed by one of American's greatest directors, John Ford.

4. "Bright Eyes"

"Bright Eyes" showcased the popular song, "On the Good Ship Lollipop." According to its wiki, "Bright Eyes" was the first film to be written and developed specifically for Temple, and the first in which her name was raised above the title

5. "Heidi"

The film "Heidi" was based on 1880s children's story. Temple played the orphan and the film was another big box office draw for her. It's a classic that is great for all ages.

So those are just five of Temple's movies. Her movies helped give some brightness to Depression era America. The actress will always be remembered for her work in film and for her work helping others with her humanitarian work.


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